It’s almost 1 p.m. and I’m still in my jammies, so the day is starting off slow to say the least!
What are your plans for tonight? We just hang out at home. Our oldest is going to a friends house, so it will just be the younger two, some snacks and ringing in the New Year. Low key, but just the way I like it.
My oldest son is a freshman in High School and I think when I was a freshman in high school I still stayed in that year. I remember my junior year in high school driving around to some party one of my friends heard about, we got totally lost and were actually in the car at the stroke of midnight, I remember I was not too happy about that!
I also in my youth worked in restaurants, so there were a lot of New Years either waiting tables, or bartending. I also remember when I was 20, working at a totally disgusting clothing store called “Dimensions in Fashion”, think of it as even lower quality cheap clothes than Fashion Bug, and going out the night before with my sister Biz and our friend Rich to Medusa’s in Chicago, a juice bar that had loud music and dancing. I had to work ON New Years day at 5:00 a.m. because the store opened at 6:00 a.m. I think I got only an hour or so of sleep that night. Good times!
So, have fun, be safe and enjoy the last day of the YEAR!!!!
On a side note, check out the birds that were in a tree outside my office the other day. IN late December, IN Chicago!!! Who knew there were tropical birds that live here year round!
I thought they looked like parrots, but they are called Monk Parakeets. The tree they were on had red berries, and as I counted NINE in that one tree. They didn’t even mind people coming right under the tree, they didn’t fly off or anything. They stayed in the tree for about an hour or so. SO COOL! I’ve never seen birds like that in the winter in my whole life living in Chicago!