I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions. I Have NEW DAY resolutions. Like thinking I should be able to write a blog entry in 15 minutes or less. AND continue on the 1000 word a day novel writing. Deadline January 31.
So, my house is quiet again. Company gone, sick kid back in school, dogs asleep. Except for the sound from the laundry room, and the ticking clock on my desk, things are back to normal.
it was a good two weeks of stress. I am broke but happy and have some more memories and good stories. This is my dad trying to pick Dick Clark's nose.
The next day I let this same man drive my 2008 3.2 Audi TT quattro. But I DIDN'T let the 16 year old nephew. Instead I took him and my son to indoor laser tag and let them all run around the yard with silly string.
We went through a few hundred bucks worth of wine and beer and champagne, and no one died from my cooking ( all meals should take 30 minutes or less, right?) also, no family fights broke out and I am already making plans to travel to NY and see them again soon... thinking of AMTRAK instead of airlines though. Something about the sleeper car intrigues me.. and yes, sadly, it will be nothing like the European railcars I so love.
Also, beginning the search for a family vacation spot this year. Any suggestions?