Looking ahead

I have truly missed blogging lately.  Too much time spent trying to ‘do everything’, and not enough time spent on things I care about.  I even got out of the habit of weekly link ups, and they were the only thing keeping the blogging habit going for awhile!  So here I am, a day late but hopefully not a dollar short, with this week’s entry for:

Sunday Social

This Weeks Questions:

1. What is the best New Years Eve you’ve ever had?
After so many years working in restaurants, I’m not sure if it’s the BEST, but this one was the most memorable.  I was in my first house and had a party.  If I’m not mistaken, it was also the new millennium party.  (The REAL one, from 2000 into 2001.)  I was still working at the Garden, so I had people from the Garden over.  People from my childhood, people from my life.  It was a great time.  By 1am, all had clean up and left save my brother, the girl he was quasi-dating, and a guy I had known since 7th grade and his wife.  At 230am, the doorbell rang.  Random.  Opened the door, this poor girl is standing on the front steps shivering she is so cold and doesn’t speak a lick of English.  She unfolded her arms and there was a newborn she had been cradling.  We ushered her inside, called 911, and my childhood friend called and woke up his pastor who was bilingual and could translate her Spanish for us.  (My high school Spanish unfortunately ends with asking where the beer is, where I can find the bathroom, and saying I have a headache.)  The ambulance arrived, where we found that the bilingual person for my county was on vacation for New Years Eve.  Go figure.  All we could determine is that she was visiting family, she was the mother of the infant, and she was afraid of the guy driving around in the tan Chevy POS looking for her.  Some bruising on her arms/neck . . . as well as a very interesting tattoo which typically signifies gang relations or prison time.  And I live alone.  Oh yeah, this was awesome!  Around 4am, she left wearing my coat, with the police, and I never heard from her again. 

2. Are you doing anything for NYE this year and if so what?
I think I’m just going to hang for movies with my Tuesday night friends.  I haven’t seen much of them this fall thanks to studying, and I really have missed them.  If we’re all still awake at 1159, it will be a miracle.

3. Name a book we should all read come January?
I haven’t read nearly as many books as usual this year.  Shame on me.  Studying for the Series 7 somehow took over my life and I didn’t get any farther on my list of things to read.  Ones I read that I would highly recommend, however, were The Supreme’s at Earl’s All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore, Inferno by Dan Brown (thanks to a bout of insomnia I finished it in about 18 hours straight), and the Divergent series.

4. What are your new years resolutions?
I haven’t really decided yet.  In 2013, for the first time in my 40 years, I actually made a New Year’s Resolution.  (Usually I made them in September with a new school year).  I am, however, proud that I kept my 2013 resolution: no delivery.  That means no pizza, no subs, no Chinese, no nothing was delivered to my house because I decided to order in instead of cook.  I’m actually quite pleased! 

As for what I am doing on New Year’s Day, well, after a day at the movies with mom (which I honestly thought she wouldn’t be here for, so hurray for that!), I just might order a pizza.


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