Nope, not me!
Dad is already in his recliner reading and watching tv and will be in bed by 10:30. Me...I will be in my chair soon, jammies on, hooking and watching tv. I will probably still be up at midnight since I am usually on the computer at that time, however, the stroke of midnight will come and go unnoticed by me. With no one to celebrate the coming of the new year, this is just another day.
I have to say, it seems an odd ending to a difficult year for me. Besides the fact that back home in Indiana they had an earthquake yesterday, we actually saw snow here in the Valley of the Sun!! We watched a snow flurry that lasted about five minutes....but I couldn't get to my camera before it stopped. A woman at the restaurant that we ate at tonight said she'd lived here for twelve years and had never once seen a flake of snow. This morning, there was even ice in our water fountain!
All over the neighborhood people have covered plants to save them from the frost. When I was at Wal-Mart yesterday someone asked the clerk if they had frost sheets and he was upset that they didn't. Like she said, "This is the desert, who knew we would have deep freezes and snow!"
People's yards look like they have multi-colored alien blobs that have taken over their landscape! The forecast for the week is a slooooow warming trend for which I will be eternally grateful when it gets here. All this cold has made me remember another reason why I dislike the cold so much. I have on so many clothes that I tend to look like a very large alien blob myself!!
Come on 2011, let's get a move on and warm things up!
Happy New Year everyone!!!
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