If you're reading this with the remains of a hangover good for you!
It would not take much to have welcomed in 2012 with more fanfare than us. I'd like to say that it's having children that makes us boring on New Years Eve but that would be a dead-set lie...we were boring on NY Eve way before kids came along!!!
This one takes the cake though. We had a 'hodpodge' dinner of left over snags in bread and potato salad which left me feeling decidedly uninspired and then went for a walk/scooter up to a local highpoint to watch the fireworks down at Manly.
For a few minutes I thought we were truly the most desperately boring family as it was ONLY us taking up position at 8:45pm but by 9pm there was about another half a dozen families who'd also thought this spot may have a decent view.
There's something a bit underwhelming about fireworks off in the distance with no musical accompaniment or crowd noise. The girls were a bit ho-hum about it and so were the adults. We all cleared out within minutes and headed home in the dark.
Once the KATs were put to bed, we sat and watched the selection of crap TV that was on offer.
I managed to stay up til midnight and see the bridge/harbour display (which was fantastic I thought) and then went to bed. No alcohol had been consumed since a midori and lemon squash before dinner. Bleak!!!!
The thing is though, I don't really care! I feel fairly relaxed and we have been spending our days doing quite a lot of incidental exercise and hanging out at the local swimming pool with the KATs.
Sydney weather has finally managed to pull itself together and we're all enjoying some warmth. I've even managed to get sunburnt (much to SM's annoyance).
I haven't contemplated any NY resolutions as it's just Business As Usual in the "personal inventory" department for me - keep exercising, remember to be 'more than I think I can be' which means jogging to the pool instead of walking (and feeling great about my fitness) and not beating myself up about enjoying festive indulgences.
It's all good and I feel great. Hope you do too :)
Image from here - gee that Marc Newson is a talented bloke!!