It's the last night of the year. What are you doing tonight? Big fancy party? Cozy gathering? Evening service with prayers for peace?
They all sound lovely. And? I have personally decided that I'm staying in and enjoying my own company tonight. New one, but it's fun to try new things, right? Between the cold medicine, sore throat, and teary eyes (not sad, it's just what my cold has started doing,) I figured I'm fine right where I am. And? It's more than fine. It's very, very okay.
Today when I realized that I was actually looking forward to spending the last night of the year by myself - possibly for the first time ever - I was in the supermarket. Along with every other person in this town, apparently. I picked up some yummy munchies, a single serving of my favorite dessert - tirimisu, a bottle of merlot, and two movies from Red Box. Woman's gotta' have choices, you know. I'd love to tell you what the movies are but heh - I can't remember. Be certain they're prolly chick flicks. Beyond that, I got nuthin.
Now here's the dorky part. I've been responding to emails, taking phone calls, and actually working for the last few hours. And? Now that I've nearly wrapped up the work I'd made myself promise I would finish, I'm not necessarily that interested in stopping. There are some web design things I've been trying to wrap my brain around. Always stuff to learn, no? I started thinking of that a few minutes ago, and how nobody says I have to start my little decadent party right now. I can, in fact, work and study if I like.
I do believe I like!
So although I may move the laptop over to the sofa and get a little more cozy than I am here at my desk, I'm about to start my New Year's Eve by reading some tutorials and watching some how-to videos for the next hour or so. Something about this makes me really, really happy. In a dorky, geeky kind of way...
Thought I'd blog about it. Because it's fabulous to discover that I'm feeling such contentment on the last day of a year that was at times grand and at times not-so-much. OH the possibilities of 2009!
Whatever it is you choose to do with your own New Year's Eve, I hope it's fun and rewarding and safe. And I hope that the year ahead more than surpasses all of our hopes and dreams.
Love and Light to you all...
PS: An email came in just this second, from my Aunt Judy. It was forwarded and I have no idea who started it, so no attribution will be provided. Nonetheless, I think it's really sweet and thought I'd post an excerpt here, in case you're inclined toward such Warm Fuzzies:
Today...I wish you a day of ordinary miracles-
A fresh pot of coffee you didn't have to make yourself.
An unexpected phone call from an old friend.
Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.
I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in...
The fastest line at the grocery store.
A good sing along song on the radio.
Your keys right where you look.
I wish you a day of happiness and perfection-little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare.
I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.