Karen and I were driving home from our weekend grocery shopping expedition on Saturday evening when we decided to stop by a restaurant for dinner. We arrived to find the restaurant closed at around 5:00 p.m. on a Saturday.
Why? That’s strange!
Then, realization dawned.
It’s New Year’s Eve!
Sadly, that epiphany has escaped me by Saturday evening. I had an engagement mixing audio early on Sunday, and was planning to be in bed by 10:00 p.m. A quick perusal of Twitter left me wondering what the #NYE hashtag was supposed to indicate, until I read someone’s tweet that actually mentioned New Year’s Eve.
Oh! Realization dawned again, somewhat begrudgingly due to the fact that it had to show up twice. It’s New Year’s Eve!
And, for the first time that I can remember in recent years, I was sound asleep some time before midnight. Ah, parenthood.
While the whole Holiday season felt at best delayed, and at worst anti-climactic this year, I truly did not recognize that Saturday night was the conclusion of 2011. And, Sunday did not feel like the beginning of 2012. Had I at least watched the ball drop, I would have had a marker, perhaps. Instead, I was completely adrift, floating through the transition from one year to the next nearly unwittingly. I haven’t been careless of any thought for 2012, though, so, along the lines of what is apparently a bit of an obligatory post in the blogging circles I frequent, here are some of my hopes and goals for 2012.
What are your goals for the new year? Here’s to hoping that 2012 greets you with much opportunity, happiness, and dreams come true.
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