Thursday, December 31, 2009

Let the bells ring out

The New Year is rapidly approaching. I know it’s time to go “home” now because everybody else has left the building long ago…not, mind you, that I am physically in the office to see it (I’m working from home today), but looking at the corporate instant messaging window showing all my most-used team members…yeah.

They’re all long gone, off to ready themselves for fancy and/or rowdy parties and champagne and finger foods and karaoke and staying up too late and sleeping until forced to get up by pets or children or an urgent need for the bathroom.

So I suppose it’s time for me to pack it in, pack it up, and go shower some attention on my adorable offspring – who have actually been awfully good today while I was working.

Thank you, Nintendo Wii.

Me, I’ll be sitting around in my jeans drinking Riesling (because that’s what we have on hand) while the kids bounce around like atomic-powered missiles trying to stay up until midnight just to prove they can (like they need to prove that).

Oh. And playing on the Wii whether I want to or not (believe it or not, I’d kind of rather not right now…I’m kinda tired and would rather do nothing more energetic than knitting a gauge swatch on some pink cashmere blend [mostly ‘blend,’ almost no cashmere]), because it turns out that the kids find it far more amusing to watch me play Raving Rabbids than to play it themselves.

I’m going to pretend it’s because I rock at it, and not because I look like a durn-fool while I’m shaking my aging booty trying to do the dancing part of the game. (Oy.)

I hope your New Year celebrations are exactly what you want them to be, as exciting or relaxing as you like them – that you come home from them safe and sound and ready to have a joy-filled, kick-butting, healthy, happy and prosperous 2010.



(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! We're staying in and as there are no kids in this house, we're not sure if we'll last 'til midnight or not. Yes, we are weenies and proud of it.

PipneyJane said...

Happy New Year, Tama. May the best of your past be the worst of your future.

- Pam

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! You were not alone on the 31st...lots of us Accountants were required to do our thing at work that day, too. Glad you are taking time to enjoy your family.


knitinsage said...

happy new year to you! best wishes for a healthy 2010 to you and your charming chaotic denizens ;-)

21stCenturyMom said...

Happy New Year! May all of the trauma and drama of 2009 become but a distant memory.

Science PhD Mom said...

You know, if you have a glass of wine before playing Raving Rabbids, you don't care that you're making a fool out of yourself trying to do the dancing. Or, um, so I've been told...