Well here it is January 1st 2010. And I just don't understand all of the hullabaloo.
I never have. O.K. I get the fact that it's a new year and people run around promising
themselves and others that this year will be better.
They will loose weight, quit smoking, be nicer to their loved one's etc.
What I don't understand is why we need an excuse like a date on the calender to improve ourselves.
The way I look at it is that if you need a specific date to force yourself to do something that you really don't want to do in the first place, why not pick your own birth date?
Otherwise if you really want to loose weight or quit smoking or whatever it may be,
just do it. I really think that celebrating " New Years Eve " is just an excuse to party.
Do we really need an excuse?
I know that in my house, all I have to do is pick up the phone to call my son and say
" I'm cooking dinner ". This would be such a shocking statement from me that my entire family would be here in a flash with forks in hand. There you go,
Perhaps we celebrate " New Years Day " because January is such a boring month.
There are no holidays in which the entire nation has the day off of work.
What am I talking about. There aren't ANY holidays anymore in which the entire nation gets the day off of work. But that is another post entirely.
January, for most of us, is long, cold and boring. Unless there is a beautiful snowfall
that grants us a snow day, January is a long, cold and boring month.
So I say that we declare some new holidays in the midst of January.
Here's an example of a good one. " Look, the Sun is Out Day!".
You could quickly call family and friends to have over for a January barbecue. My husband and I have actually done this. Yes while living in Chicago in two feet of snow, my husband the die hard barbecuer was out there in the freezing temps, grilling away so that we might have a taste of summer.
Or how about January 15th? We could call it "January is Dragging On and On Day"
On this day everyone would be able to take off of work at noon and prepare for
an appetizer and Martini evening for friends and co-workers. Oh and did I mention that your boss would pay for it?
How about the kids? Oh never mind about them. They have day's off of school at the drop of a hat. You do realize that all of those teacher in-service days are actually
pizza and keg parties? You didn't really think that they were having meetings about
our children did you? Those teachers know how to make their own holiday so why can't we?
I have always felt this way about " New Years Eve " . I have only stayed up until
midnight five times in my fifty plus years. And it was no big deal. Just another year older. But what the heck, I suppose it's a good excuse as any for a party!