Saturday, December 31, 2011

new years eve

Wow! The last day of 2011! I'm looking forward to the start of a new year. It always makes me feel like I get a chance to start fresh. I'm not really one for making a bunch of resolutions. I used to do that, but I never really followed through. We don't have any major plans for tonight. When I was younger, I really felt like I was missing out if I stayed home, but since having kids I've been perfectly content to stay home. In fact, I prefer it. Who wants to be out on the roads late at night in the middle of winter in MN with crazy drunk & drug using people? Just not particularly my idea of a good time. I'd rather be in my warm cozy home with my sober family. We'll spend tonight just as we usually do on New Year's Eve, watching movies til a few minutes before midnight, counting down the final minute, then toasting in the New Year with sparkling fruit juice. I just wish Cory was here. He's still at his friend's house. :-( Last year he was there too for New Year's. I'm glad Michael will be with us. He is going to a party ,but he told his friend that he will leave before midnight cuz it's a family thing that we are together for our midnight Happy New Year toast. I thought that was pretty cool! I mean I certainly would have understood an 18 year old preferring to be with his friends, but he chose us, old fashioned, out to lunch traditional , politically & culturally incorrect mom & dad. ;-) Yay!

James is doing much better. Sure enough he did have a uti but is on antibiotic & is in no more pain. He just has to give another "sample" a few days after treatment is done to make sure everything is cleared up. The dr said though it's rare for boys to get uti's, in kids with chronic constipation problems (which he has) it's more common. Not sure why that would be, but I figure she knows what she's talking about.

Same plan as usual for today. Nothing new at this point. Tonight's dinner will be steak strips with veggies & mashed potatoes. Brownies for dessert.

Blessings to all on this last day of 2011!

Ruby Tink :-)


  1. Going to try one more time to leave a comment. For whatever reason, they don't stay after I write them...sad! I don't think there's anything we can do...blogger is just weird sometimes.

    It sounds like you had a great New Year's planned and how sweet that your oldest wanted to come home to toast the New Year. Just one more piece of evidence that you have done so many things right as a mom!


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  3. Hey Annette,
    Hope you and your family are doing okay. We've moved house and I am a grandma to three, soon to be five grandbabies. My son and daughter live in WI. Another one is in Italy, one in NY, and we are in FL.