Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Eve and The "OUGHTS"???

The following was a scene in my kitchen last night:

PrettyPrettyPrincess: Mom, what is a New Year's Resolution?

ME: Something, like a goal, that you resolve to do or live by throughout the coming year.

PrettyPrettyPrincess: How do you make one?

ME: Well, some people just say them, others write them down.

PrettyPrettyPrincess: What do you do with them once you write them down?

BIG-D: Throw them away a week later.

I was supposed to get off of work yesterday at like 2pm. No-Go. Had to wait on a wire from a lender so we could get this deal funded before the LAST day of the month/year. **sigh** I finally got off about 3:45pm . I got home. Kids are no where. Their Dad picked them up for lunch. And I guess lunch turned into them hanging out all afternoon. I was fearful that I'd be alone once again for another holiday. I had an invite down to my sis's area. However, I have a major vehicle issue and only feel semi-safe driving around town. (Good thing my office is 1.9 miles from home.) Anyway... as I have already been in a downer-type mood lately due to a few other events, I began to lose it. Seriously. I started having an anxiety attack.

I talk to Big-D on the phone. He tells me he just got done hunting and he's at the train station at the end of my street. I cry. I tell him about my issues. I cry some more. I tell him he should at least come say hi. He says, too late, he's already home. I (in a pouty voice) tell him it's too bad he doesn't live close by. (He lives like 2.9 miles from me.) He laughs and says he is smelly and dirty from hunting. I say it's too bad he doesn't have a shower **insert more pouting and tears here**. He laughs some more and says that is exactly what he is going to do. Anyway - we hang up - and I begin to have a meltdown, cuz that is what I seem to be doing lately. I feel like a basket case, so I take a Xanax and go lie down on the sofa.

The next thing I know Big-D is here with the bubbly (Martinelli's) and the kidlets are home and I feel like my head weighs 2 tons. I sit up and try to focus. I go change out of work clothes, tell the princess she may invite her friends over and I get the food going. Easy-Peasy Cocktail Meatballs, Shrimp Cocktail, and my "famous" (as my kids call them) quesadillas.

The boys vanished into the basement. The girls giggled in the back bedroom and Big-D and I hung out in the living room making fun of the people from,, and (all of which are surprisingly, highly entertaining).

So, my night ended up being better than I had initially thought. Nevertheless, I couldn't escape the Xanax for too long, and was ready for beddy-bye shortly after 10pm.

By the way, now that "The Oughts" are over, do we just call the next decade "the 10's"???

FYI... 2000-2009 is called "the oughts" because that is what they called 1900-1909. It was common to hear someone, in ye olde English, say, "Nineteen Ought One" for 1901, "Nineteen Ought Two" for 1902, Et Cetera, Et Cetera. Eventually, the phrase was shortened to simply "That took place in Ought One". Anyway - so for this millenium, we simply copied those who came before us and that is why, my friends, we have called 2000-2009 "the oughts". You're Welcome ;)

Here's to a prosperous 2010!!!


Megan said...

Seriously! Thanks for the explanation on "the oughts". I was so confused! LOL

So glad that your evening ended up better than you originally expected!

Susie said...

Are we in the teen's now?

Tulsi said...

Yeah. I needed the explanation on the Oughts, too. It's so sad that our house is so boring that Mik jumped at the chance of going to SLC with friends with only $30.00 for "just in case" money knowing that her dad would be working and I'd be here all alone. But that's normal. The thrifter bought a pair of nike shoes at Nordstrum's. I have no idea how. She's not home yet. She can date in 3 weeks and she'll never be home.

RhondaLue said...

I hope it's prosperous! For you and me both!

Big Sis said...

I hope you have a better 2010 than how you were feeling on the last day of 2009! Stay positive!

Puphigirl said...

Wow, you know how to live it up.

okeydokeyifine said...

Happy New Year is my wish for you and don't try to rush through it all because you have a WHOLE year to do it in.

Alice in Wonderland said...

Emma, just calm down. Everything will get sorted out eventually, so why add more stress to your life?
Take it easy. Work ain't going will still be there!
Have a very Happy New Year, and put your priorities first.
I'm pleased that everything worked out for you, eventually.
Make yourself a resolution, take some time out and think about things that you want to achieve and others that you can do without.
Look after #1 for a change!

Ruthykins said...

i learned about the oughts as a freshman in high school. it was explained to me because i didn't understand why harold hill said he was class of ought 5 at the gary conservatory. the music man was our musical that year.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Awkward family photos! Im heading there now...I already love the other two sites.
Happy New Year Em...I hope it is a great one!

Charlotte said...

Hey, at least we didn't get off at 5:00 this year, right? Think positive! On another note, we just introduced my Dad to and he was laughing so hard I thought he was going to cry. He was going to share it with all his coworkers. Just keep passing the funny along...

Anonymous said...

((hugs)) so sorry I didn't check in earlier, now. I'm glad your home was full and you had some laughs afterall.

Did the "oughts" stop at 9, though? I'm calling the year twothousandten...tempted to go twenty-ten route, but then when we get to nine-eleven, it just sounds wrong.

Hadn't see the Awkward Family Photos...I spent my NYE looking at are hIlarious!