Monday, December 31, 2012

It is New Year's Eve.

I am all in a tizzy.

Where oh where is my sequined dress?

Where oh where are my stiletto heels?


Where oh where is my ruby red lipstick?



It's New Year's Eve...

...and I don't know where my finery is.

Oh.

Oh.

Wait.

There is no sequined dress.

There are no stiletto heels.

There is no ruby red lipstick.

I've seen the fancy parties on TV and I even went to one.

Once.

However.

Right now...

There is a nice, soft, well-worn flannel shirt...

...and my new favorite jeans...

...and perhaps a slick of Clinique Black Honey lipstick...

...and then I am good to go.

Mr. Jenny and I will do a celebratory meal at our favorite restaurant.

Tex-Mex with a twist.

Lots of smokey pecan and chipotle flavor.

We will dine around 4 pm.

Early bird specials for us old folks.

We will look at the straggler Christmas lights on the way home.

We will talk of the joys and difficulties of the year past...

...and speak of our hopes and dreams for the year ahead.

We will discuss resetting all of our passwords.

And think of silly names for the newest Grandlittle coming into our lives in March.

We will go to bed at 9:30.

And perhaps I will dream of dancing in Times Square wearing...

a sequined dress with stiletto heels and ruby red lipstick.

Or perhaps I will just dream of my life as it is right now...

Flannel filled, Grandlittle filled, Joy filled and busy!

I hope your New Year's Eve is exactly as you dream tonight.

Whether it involve stiletto heels or not!

Happy 2013.

 
I was reading through New Year's posts past.   This one (click here!) from 2010 really hit me in the heart.
 
Okay.   And this one (click here!) made me laugh.  I'm so weird.


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30 comments:

Along These Lines ..... said...

What did Adam say on Dec 31? "It's New Year's Eve."

Monica said...

That's so funny....I can't find my sequined dress either! I don't even think we're leaving the house today. The driveway is all covered in snow and I don't feel like shoveling. We MIGHT try to stay up till midnight though.

Theresa said...

Oh yes, no sequins here either:) Too many nuts on the road for me AND the parties last WAY past my bedtime!

Enjoy your day, doing New Year's Eve YOUR way:) That's what I will be doing too! HUGS!

Busy Bee Suz said...

No stilletos or sequins here either....I'll go with yoga pants and flip flops after an early dinner of Mexican food. Home; safe and sound.
Wishing you and yours a beautiful and easier year ahead!
XOXO

morethanastump said...

Happy New Year! Flannel rocks!

Jenny said...

My kind of New Year's. Happy New Year, Jenny. I'm glad I've gotten to know you this Jenny

Linda @ A La Carte said...

All my party dresses have long been retired! I'm a stay at home and watch the ball drop girl! I'm happy to wish 2012 goodbye and welcome 2013!! Enjoy your dreams Jenny!!
Hugs, Linda

Jeanie said...

If I dreamed about wearing stilletos it would probably turn into a nightmare.
Sending you 2013 wishes for a wonderful new year.

Naperville Now said...

Happy New Year, Mrs. M. Your evening sounds very much like ours! Thank you for all that you do to inspire us. You are a peach.
Sue

Melinda said...

Happy New Year!

Mr. Ken and I will trek off friends in our New Year's snow treat!

M :)

Pondside said...

There will be no stilettos, but there will, perhaps, be a few sequins and definitely Black Honey, by Clinique (the BEST!)
If you are searching for names, how about Phineas? My DIL sent it to me as a suggestion for a grandchild-in-waiting, and almost gave me a heart attack!

edenhills said...

I'm loving the way your New Year's celebration sounds!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Happy New Year Jenny and Mr. Jenny!

Here's to 2013. We are all on the upswing. :-)

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

Happiest of New Year's Jenny...may all your dreams come true! Cathy

Lorrie Orr said...

No sequins or stilettos here, either. But we'll do a cheese fondue and cuddle in front of the fire and have a lovely time before heading off to bed around 10:30.

Happy New Year, Jenny. May 2013 bring much joy.

Ms. A said...

I've got some lipstick, but not the other stuff. Flannel is much more my speed, at least when the weather calls for it. Hubby will be working, like most years past, however this is his last month, so 2013 will definitely be different for us.

Happy New Year, Jenny!

Maggie M said...

To me your New Year's Eve plans sound very nice sweet Jenny. Have a wonderful New Year! Hugs

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Jenny, you are so funny! No sequined dress, stiletto heels or red lipstick?

Have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!!

mrs. c said...

We are sitting, watching bowl games and maybe I will have a glass or two of wine before we welcome 2013. Hope that this year is the best ever for you and your loved ones!

Heather said...

Went on a movie date then came home and had sushi by the fire...wearing comfy clothes and just hanging out for the rest of the night(year). Your night sounds perfect!

bluegrassnotes said...

Stilettos--ouch! Happy New Year Jenny!

Moore Minutes said...

Everything sounds perfect...including Honey lipstick and flannel shirts...EXCEPT you've got to grab some Red Bull and stay awake until midnight Jenny! :D

Happy New Year my FRIEND. <3

pasqueflower said...

Another wonderful post. I, too, prefer flannel to finery at this stage in my life. Happy New Year!

Debra said...

No heels , lol! : )

Amy said...

I fell asleep. It was lovely. The kids were snuggled into their dreams, and I collapsed onto the bed and joined them in my dream. That is how I celebrate the new year. With much needed sleep and pajamas.
Your day sounds blissful as well. I think I like that.

Splendid Little Stars said...

No stilettos for this girl! No dreaming of them either.
a quiet dinner at a neighbor's house with just a few people. perfect!

Sue said...

We love our New Years Eves at home. Happy New Year, my friend.

=)

Annesphamily said...

We were late night party people! We turned in at 10:30 P.M. LOL! Great story! Happy New Year!

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

Happy New Year, only eight days late!

noexcuses said...

I so love reading your past posts, Jenny! I eagerly await the day when I can crawl under the covers with my grandchildren...once they arrive...once my littles decide to get married and start a family! I shall live through your joys, if it's okay with you! Happy New Year to you, too!