Oh, the Insanity


It’s a beautiful day.


It’s almost one o’clock and I just woke up.  Here’s the first day of the new year and I’ve already missed half of it.  Unless you count the first six hours that I normally would have been sleeping.  So maybe it’s a wash.

Ah well.  I’m not a big new year person anyway.  I think most people are either into Christmas or new year and I’m a Christmas girl.  If there’s no party, I don’t really care.  I generally try to stay up until midnight and then go to bed soon after.  Party animal, me.

Last night we went to some friends’ house.  There were just the four of us and their baby.  We sat and chatted and snacked and drank some fun concoctions (I have a new favourite drink – amaretto and lemon juice with ice.  Excellent stuff.)  and then started playing board games and suddenly it was somehow 5:30 in the morning.  Shocking, I tell you.  It was all quite mellow and lovely.  And now I am utterly thrilled that neither today nor tomorrow are work days.

Here is what is on my to-do list for the next two days (or one and a half days, if you will) :

  • Take down Christmas tree
  • Go grocery shopping

I think it’s a manageable list.  Here is what is not on my list:

  • Polar bear swim

This is an idea I toy with every year, because as a mental exercise, it’s somewhat amusing.  And then I discard it.  Because really, it’s completely insane.  We do not live in Mexico anymore.  We live in Vancouver.  It is 5 degrees out.  (41 for my American friends.)  The ocean apparently averages 7 degrees year round.  I don’t like being cold.  I think this course of action would ensure my misery.  I don’t think that’s a good way to start the year.  And so, no.  Once again, I will abstain from the polar bear swim.

On to resolutions.  I tend to avoid new year’s resolutions.  You would too, if you were me.  Sometimes, perfection is good enough, and you should really just coast on that.  I jest.  I usually don’t do new year’s resolutions because I actually do new day resolutions every single day.  They usually last until about 11.  (I occasionally lack follow-through.)

But what the hell.  Here are my new year’s resolutions and I’ll bet they are pretty much exactly the same as yours:

  • Eat healthier
  • Exercise more
  • Floss more

Yes, they are boring.  What can I say.  I’m common.

I have now been up for an hour and so far, so good.

Happy New Year, my dears.

2 thoughts on “Oh, the Insanity

  1. When I think about the polar bear swim, I first imagine the sensation of freezing, and that’s immediately followed by the sensation of having a heart attack. Isn’t it really dangerous? But then, I think the same thing about bungee jumping, and people keep doing that, too.

    So did you take down the Christmas tree? And remember to floss?

    Happy New Year, Stephanie.

    • Probably only dangerous if you already have a heart condition, I’d think. Still, maybe safer to err on the side of caution. The tree is down, yes, although I notice that not all of my neighbours have taken theirs down. I kind of hope they don’t. I’m still enjoying their lights. My New Years resolutions on the other hand, not going all that well so far. Surprise surprise.

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