Friday, January 2, 2009

The end is near

The end of my vacation is very near. Only the weekend is left. It's been very relaxing but also productive. I got a lot of things on my neverending "to do" list accomplished such as cleaning out closets, getting my day planner ready for the new year, going to the drycleaner, cleaning up my office and organizing my files. I also got a new computer. Now that was not on my to-do list or my Christmas list. Alas, my poor old computer (it was 6 years old and had already been upgraded once), went to sleep and wouldn't wake back up again. So now I've got a shiny new computer and I spent all day re-installing all the software, my settings, address book, etc. It will continue to be a work in progress. 

As you may have noticed, I took a little break from NativeMom during my vacation. I just needed a break from my computer all together. But I'm back. I know, you missed me didn't you!

We had our biennial Florida Family New Year's Eve party this week. It was great! It works like this . . . we invite all our neighbors and friends, especially those with kids. We heat up our swimming pool to sauna like proportions. We cook up a bunch of great food. We bathe the dogs so they won't offend (too much). We drag out and clean up the fire pit. Then our friends and neighbors show up with their families. The kids swim all night long (because the pool is warm and it's really neat to be swimming on New Year's Eve). The adults get to eat and talk, actually finishing a sentence because the kids are entertained. The teenagers set their bedroom up as the ultimate video game den and invite their friends over. We roast marshmallows and make Smores by the pool. We treck through the woods to the pond to shoot off fireworks aroud midnight. Everyone has a great time. The kids are exhausted and sleep in the next morning. Yeah!!!

Swimming, Smores, fireworks, friends, fun. What more could you want for the New Year?!?


Floridacracker said...

New computer! Woohoo! Mine is almost as old as your previous one ... uh oh.
That party plan sounds perfect.

Island Rider said...

I'm coming to your house next year! Word verification "woopere". French for a happy dad?

NativeMom said...

Note to Floridacracker . . . some years I even make homemade Minorcan clam chowder for the NY party.

VOR said...

Not everyone can pull off a "Five F" party. What's a Five F party? A party complete with friends, food, fire, fireworks and fun!

NativeMom said...

Note to VOR,
Five F party ratings . . . you're gonna give the national weather service a run for their money on assigning ratings. I think it was the "party of the century" if I do say so myself.