Friday, January 04, 2008

Fortune Cookie Says...

"I have heard it said that whatever you find yourself doing on New Year's Eve is a sign of what you'll be doing all year."

I just read this quote over at Oh The Joys and of course, it got me thinking.

Because Jessica is always interesting and always makes me laugh and often makes me think - 

Is this a true maxim?

Should I be worried?  After all, it's well documented that '08 is hating on me... is this indicative of the next 12 months?!

It bears looking into.

So, let's breakdown New Year's Eve '07 in the House of Fun & Games, shall we?

Have a little gander at the year ahead...

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., was feeble on the couch. Moaning and whining and feeling generally miserable.

Uh-oh! Today, Hugh is whining and feeling miserable!

6:30 p.m. started to get dressed for dinner party

I got dressed today as well. Hmmm... that's 2 for 2!

7:30 p.m. called hostess and punked out

Punking out... not totally unheard of around these parts.

7:35 p.m. changed back into jammies.

Jammies which I am wearing right now!

7:45 p.m. back to the couch

Yes, yes, I'm on the couch as well...

8:00 p.m. older children begged to be allowed to still go to party.

Children pleading to leave home and hang with others? It's pretty much a given.

8:10 p.m. kissed said children goodbye and watched them head out to party.

A sign of things to come?

8:15  put youngest child to bed with favorite "See you next year!" joke

Still corny.

8:30-10:30 p.m. watched more TV... apparently have committed rule violation 11 out of 25 Worst Decorating Mistakes - benches at the dining room table. We are very embarrassed. We are replacing the entire set this week. Or maybe not. Probably, we're just going to be rule breakers.

January the 4th and we are still tacky.

10:30 p.m. children come home.

Children. Came. Home. Always a good thing.

10:45 p.m. kiss second child goodnight and move to bedroom and tune into Twilight Zone Marathon...

Am now worried about possibly being kidnapped by parental aliens as toy for giant alien daughter.

11:59:40 p.m. tune into Dick Clark's Rocking New Year's Eve and call for husband and remaining awake child for last 20 seconds of countdown.

Can still count backwards!

MIDNIGHT kiss husband and remaining awake child.

Kissing is always good.

Remaining awake child is sent off to bed.

The rest of this evening is censored.

Which also bodes well for the New Year.


furiousBall said...

My fortune cookie said...
"Man who run in front of car eventually will get tired"

Kristin said...

Furious - from the same school as: I cannot help you, for I am just a cookie.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't we be adding "in bed" to the end of all your sentences?

Gracencameronsmomy said...

censored? with the stomach flu? you guys go!

Kristin said...

Oh Lisa, we're not nearly that energetic... he didn't get the flu until yesterday!

Daniella said...

I have to agree with gracencamerons mom - Rock on with your sick self! I had the 24 hour version of the stomach thing yesterday as I paperchased again and I swear other then the few pounds lost, it sucked.

Kristin said...

People, dates! Currently I am not even in the same room as Hugh... short of bio-hazard tape across our bedroom door, the man is on quarantine!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't sound like a bad future!


Kayce said...

My fortune cookies said...You will have to wait a LONG time for something special!. HAHA

Amanda said...

Limited social obligations, jammies, goodnight kisses and then late night lovin' with hubby...I could think of worse scenarios!

As for me, your recent comment on Tumble Dry made me feel incredible. Thank you!

Oh, The Joys said...

Bow chicka new year!!

Christina_the_wench said...

Is it sad that I would look forward to a sickness to get to stay in bed for a few days? Yeah, ok. I need help. Nevermind.

HNY, girl.

Anonymous said...

You always crack me up!

Yummy Mommy said...

Wow- how many kids do you have? I lost track!

Kristin said...

YM - Just the 3... though they can often seem like 300.

Tori said...

I always find New Year's Eve a bit of a let down...

This year was ok because I finally allowed the kids to all go off and have more fun than my tired ass was willing to provide...

Next year maybe we should plan something!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Here's how it broke down in Jenworld:

3:00-9:00 -- First Night downtown

9:15-11:59 -- All of us in pajamas, reading, watching DVDs, and hanging out.

11:59 -- Get the atomic clock to count backwards to midnight. No, we didn't think to turn on the TV. Actually, I did, but didn't want the girls to see some B-list actor frenching his girlfriend in Times Square and in front of millions of TV viewers. I believe last year it was Nick Lachey and Vanessa Somebody.

midnight -- Hugs and kisses for all family members

12:01-12:05 -- The three females of Jenworld brushed our teeth and went to bed. I have no idea what Pete did after he tucked us all in.

Thrilling, isn't it?

carrie said...

Reminds me that I am in need of a fortune cookie.

That and I completely humiliated myself on New Year's Eve. But, then again, what's new? :)

Health and happiness are yours this year! All yours!

SSC said...

Censored I like that, yeah I had a censored night for New Years. However I hear what you mean about what you do for new years or how you spend it is indicative of how the year will be. Too bad I wasn't doing the censored part before the new year!!!! I was laying on the couch waiting to go to bed. Oh how depressing for 2008!!!!

Jodi said...

Um, let's see, on my New Year's Eve I worked until 8:00PM, came home watched a SNL special and was dead asleep by 10:00 PM. My 2008 should be a rocking good time, no?

I think I like your New Year's Eve better, wanna trade? (hahahahha)

Kristin said...

So, what I'm getting here is that other than Carrie, we all were a bunch of grannies?

Amy Y said...

It sounds like a good year is coming to me... Well except for the sick hubby.

You crack me up!!

Phoenix said...

The fortune cook I got yesterday said, you will eat more Chinese food. Stoopid fortunes.

Even sick you did more than I did. I just watched Spider Pig...I mean the Simpsons Movie and went to bed.

i-Con said...

I suspect the censored part will save your year!

Things are looking up :0)

Los said...

I was over my brother's house for new year's eve. Had a great time ... Hope that means 2008 will be one giant new year's party!

BTW - they need to retire Dick Clark, me thinks.

Joe said...

SSC and I had the quietest New Year's ever, both of us passing out before midnight due to being worn out by her son during the day. ;-)

Still, I've always felt that the important thing is who you are with, not where you are.

Slackermommy said...

Sounds a lot like mine and the rest of the year will be much of the same. It has been this way for 10 years.

JayJenny said...

Happy New Year Kristin!

Gen said...

We spent the New Year waiting for my parents to arrive home from Vegas at 8PM.

My dad calls to tell me to go to the store (at night, in a city known for its driveby shootings) to get chicken.

2 hours later, my mom calls me from the f****ing grocery store to ask me if I want anything. I tell her no because dad just made me risk my life to get him a chicken. And she asks "why did you go to the store?" uhhuh

Finally they get home and I tell Lana that she can stay up until midnight. As she is about to change the channel from the New Years Celebration crap to Spongebob - i tell her the whole point of staying up is to watch all the parties - and she gives me the evil teen look and tells me that she is going to bed.

I didn't have a fortune cookie but I did get a fortune from my mom who claims I wasn't the easiest child to live with: "Payback is a bitch"

Thanks mom. I'm screwed.

Lisa said...

Am envious. I can't remember the last time my husband put out on New Year's Eve or day for that matter.

(I know, what guy doesn't like to put out? Apparently mine!)

HOpe you are back to feeling 100% by now!