I heart lazy days…
It’s not that I’d want to spend my entire life reclining on a leather couch, cuddling two fuzzy cats, and watching mindless TV, but you have to admit that every once in awhile, it’s therapeutic.
Maybe that’s one of the reasons why I love New Year’s so much. As exhaustion sets in during the Christmas holiday, I always know that there’s a lazy weekend just ahead waiting for me. So it’s all okay, and I embrace the craziness.
Then New Year’s arrives and I let myself sink down into a lazy puddle of I-don’t-feel-like-doing-anything-so-I-won’t.
First though, is New Year’s Eve, which requires just enough energy to eat Chinese Food, drink sparkling apple cider, and play a game or two. My parent’s host a ‘party’ at their house every New Year’s Eve, and it’s one of my favorite holiday traditions.
It’s simple. Fun. Of course, it’s delicious. And my parents, sister, and I have been doing it for years… and years… and years.
My husband Nate is still a newby to the tradition, but he enjoys it as much as the rest of us. (Look at him here, posing all nice while my dad and I act like a couple of goof-balls behind him. Don’t worry, he’ll get used to our silly antics sooner or later. 😉
It was definitely a great way to finish off 2011, and I’m really looking forward to a new year. Now that my mini-vacay is over, I guess you could say that 2012 officially starts for me tomorrow…
Here we go!