I usually don't "love" New Year's Eve. I find it never quite lives up to the hype and as much as it pains me to admit, I have a hard time staying up past midnight these days. This year was different! Is this a sign?
We were still in Nova Scotia on New Year's Eve and went right across the street to a party. No need to worry about which one of us would have to be the designated driver, we were free to drink... responsibly. We bundled up, it was -20C, and walked to the party. (Yes, we take on polar bear qualities when we are immersed in snowy wintry conditions) We knew every single person at the party! That is my kind of party!
The party itself was attended by young, old and all ages in between. One of the many blessings of life at the shore are the multi-generational get togethers. We had tons of delicious food, signature drinks, and on top of it all there was hockey and curling on the pond next door. I can't say I actually witnessed the curling, I stayed inside and "made sure the fire did not go out"....I have my limits people and -20C is one of them!
|This young man ? braved the cold and participated in the curling,|
he also tried some creative ways to stay warm.
His glasses immediately fogged up when he came inside!
|A nice self respecting mudroom...in full use!|
So, here we are in 2014 and it's time to get back to work. The holidays are officially over...or they will be tonight after the BCS Championship game...for me at least. I guess it's that dreaded time of year when I am supposed to resolve to get healthier, organize my life, write at least once a week on the blog, and be a better person. Since we have a big wedding coming up in May, I will join the resolutionists this year and try to fight the flab in order to fit into that elusive-perfect-mother-of-the-bride dress. The party is over......but it sure was fun!