Old and Cranky

Well, my week away from the internet kind of destroyed any chance I had at completing Holidailies.

WORTH IT.

So I thought I’d catch up on some prompts.

How do you feel about outdoor holiday decorations? Are you a fan of the giant inflatables? Prefer a minimalist approach? Have firm preferences on the color of the lights?

I think outdoor lights are awesome.  There are two ways to do them:

  1. classic white or colored lights (no blinking) neatly lining the house
  2. DECORATIONS EVERYWHERE

There is no other option.

Of course, at my own house, there are no decorations save for a wreath on the door because I don’t trust myself to climb on a ladder.  Maybe next year.  I do own some of those fancy clips that go onto your gutters… but my gutters are 2 stories up.  Kind of makes it tough.

But the “too much of everything” house is sort of my favorite.  My high school driving instructor used to do his house up with insane amounts of decorations, including a rocket that “launched.”  As someone with a January birthday, my driving lessons occasionally involved a trip to go buy more lights.  (And we had a giant Wakko doll (Animaniacs, anyone?) buckled into the back seat of the car.  The man was eccentric, but I have yet to wreck my car, so I guess it worked.)

What will you miss about 2013 (or alternatively, what will you *not* miss)?

Well, I can’t say that 2013 had anything that 2014 won’t have, really.  Job, house, bills…  But I am hoping that 2014 is a better year.  2013 was definitely a year of ups and downs, which I will likely write about in more detail later, but here are just a few things that happened this year.

  • Ran a marathon
  • Completed a triathlon (and another one)
  • Aunt passed away from cancer
  • Mom got cancer

So, you know.  Major highs and lows.  It was an excellent year for me personally, but a terrible year for my family.  Here’s hoping 2014 is better.

What is your favorite way to celebrate New Year’s Eve?

I am old and cranky, so staying up til midnight is no longer fun.  I prefer to celebrate by curling up on the couch with a movie, having a drink at midnight in London, and going to bed by 10.  Old and cranky.

 

2 thoughts on “Old and Cranky

  1. My NYE plans will involve much of the same, but add in some Chinese takeaway and, because I just started watching and got addicted to Scandal, I’ll probably be up until about 3 AM glued to the TV until my better judgment tells me to go to bed. Here’s to Old and Cranky!
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