Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Eve - Eve

One more day left of 2009. Wow! I cannot believe that a decade has gone by since the millennium. I remember my mother stocking up on cases and jugs of water. The entire world in a panic as thoughts of planes dropping out of the sky, ATM's shutting down and computers around the glob crashing at the stroke of midnight. Like most things in life that we fear, we came to discover that the fear and hype were worse than the ultimate outcome.

2000's certainly were a memorable decade. Starting of course with the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The death of so many occurred in these past ten years, including the Pope, Farrah, The Queen Mother, Another Kennedy and of course Michael Jackson. For me, I think this was one of the events that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. One of those "I remember where I was when...." moments.

Tonight I am supposed to be having a 'girls night' with my sister, one of her friends and a childhood friend of mine. Sort of our own little 'sex and the city' get together. 4 relatively different types of women getting together to shoot the shit - have a few drinks ... play some cards ... take in a movie - I'm thinking "He's Just Not That Into You" seems appropriate. Besides, I haven't seen it yet and it will kill two hours of time. (LOL)

Problem is - it is nearly 6p.m and we are supposed to get together around 7 - and I still don't know who is coming and who can't make it.

The not-so-much-of-a-problem is that I really don't mind if I end up watching the movie alone. I wonder how I got to this place where I prefer my own company over that of most people. Perhaps I need to replenish my "friend list". Perhaps some variety?

The good news is that the day after tomorrow is the beginning of a whole new year - a whole new decade. The road ahead is ripe with possibilities. I am excited to take each and every step down that path - interested to see where it leads - interested to see who will take the journey with me and where the destination will be.

I wonder if I will need sun block?

They call it 'Baby New Year' I think because it is just that - NEW - like a baby.... nothing is predictable - everything is a first ... first time I will wake up in 2010 - first cup of tea - first outing - first kiss .....

Happy New Year!