Hi! It’s me! Lily!
HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! or BOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I’ll let you know on January 1 of next year which one I pick. But we’ll go for YAAAAYYYYY right now.
So last night was mostly uneventful. We stayed up, watched the ball drop on TV, made a bit of noise, drank some cider, wondered what the heck the big deal was all about, went to bed, got woken up by people shooting off fireworks outside, went back to bed. As predicted, Sabby was a bit hurt that I wouldn’t eat her cookies. I told her that I love her cookies, but there were just too dang many, and I was going to need to back off a bit just to keep from getting acne! She was still a bit hurt, but Dave stepped in and told her that if I didn’t want to eat cookies, I didn’t have to eat cookies, and it was not a referendum on her parenting. He added that he enjoyed her cookies very much but if she kept this up we’d need to rent a truck and use it to haul all the leftover cookies to the homeless shelter.
The problem was, he wasn’t exactly exaggerating. There are piles and piles of cookies in the kitchen, of every conceivable type and variety. I don’t even know how she managed to make them all! Well, he was exaggerating a bit, but not as much as you’d think! I think they’d all fit in the back of the car if we were careful.
She pouted a little, but he poured her a glass of champagne and she perked up after a few sips. She doesn’t drink much but it seems to cheer her up when she does.
Around midnight Liz stopped over though, and we hugged and yelled “Happy New Year But Not Chinese New Year” and collapsed laughing. We’ll celebrate Chinese New Year when it comes time, and Golden Week too! After giving her some very large plates of cookies, she stumbled home under their weight and I’m sure they celebrated very well. You think I’m joking, don’t you?
I also celebrated with Jack when it came time for him, and I asked him what his resolution was. There was a pause, and he said “to be the best boyfriend I can be.” Awwww. He keeps this up and I’ll have to find more creative ways to thank him. I said I didn’t have resolutions, but I came up with a few. I’m not telling, though. Only a couple have to do with him.
I had to go to work this morning, even though it’s New Years, and it’s amazing how many hung over people came in for horrifically unhealthy munchies and coffee. I was just my usual bubbly, cheerful self, and that seemed to annoy them more than anything. But I gotta be me! The owner asked me if I wanted more hours, and I said I’d have to talk to my family first. School comes first. But when summer comes, I’ll be the first in line! He didn’t seem too happy, but he understood. That’s what happens when you hire a sixteen year old.
Speaking of school, it starts again on Monday. I guess Crystal and her family are still moving into their new house and getting back on their feet, so Crystal will be coming here for school for a bit longer. They haven’t yet decided whether to put her in public school, but I guess one thing at a time, and we like having her around. I hope she likes cookies.
Otherwise, I guess it’s a new year. Last year was good, but it kinda sucked too. I hope this one is better! And I hope Allison likes her books!