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This wasn’t how I wanted 2015 to end, but what can you do? Cheers to 2016 and fresh starts!
This is not how I pictured New Year’s Eve 2015 going down. But there I was, lying in the guest bedroom at 3:30 A.M. awake and unable to sleep.
After attending a late afternoon kid-friendly New Year’s Eve get-together, I came home with my two youngest to put them to bed at 7:00.
I had a slight headache so I didn’t drink any more once I came home. I watched some of the Walking Dead marathon and ate some pigs-in-a-blanket (my fave).
I went to bed around 9:30, mainly because I was bored. This will be great, I thought. A nice, early bedtime to start 2016 refreshed!
I languished in that state of not being quite asleep for hours. I finally glanced at my phone and looked at the time. 1:06 A.M.
I couldn’t believe I was now up past midnight after making a conscious effort to go to sleep before the ball drop. Talk about ironic.
I went in the guest bedroom so I could read and not wake my husband. I started a new book on my Nook. I finally drifted off around 4:30 A.M. only to be awakened at 5:00 by the baby wanting a bottle.
And that’s how I rang in the New Year. Hardly an exciting evening, but draining nonetheless.
As always, I look forward to a new year and a fresh start. New planners, new calendars, and new TV shows like The Bachelor starting soon!
So as I say goodbye to 2015, I am celebrating that it was a truly great year for me and my family.
We moved to an amazing neighborhood in Virginia.
My blog grew and became more successful.
I wrote my first book.
Life is good!
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