Happy New Year!!
The Mister and i partied until 9:30 or 10 pm last night, much to the disgust of Em. Whoo Hoo.
Being the cynic that i am, i don't want to believe in resolutions. But without regard to that, i am going to make a few, because inconsistency is also one of my foremost qualities.
1.) I will continue to not smoke. (Yay me!)
2.) I will continue to exercise.
3.) I will try and remember to treat the people i love as if they only had one month to live.
That's pretty much it and as much as i can handle. Oh, and this one,
4.) I will try and drink less alcohol, mostly because it contributes to my insomnia.
Notice how they were all either something to continue, or something to try. Can't go too wrong with that. I can hear myself whining "but i tried!"
Last night, or actually this morning at 12:10 am our phone rang. It was the Mister's mother, to whom he hasn't spoken in many months. They are essentially estranged. All i will say in explanation is that the Mister has good reason, although i still find it sad.
I was expecting the worst, as she is 83 and has recently moved to a retirement home. But she just asked how Em is, how i am and how the Mister is. The Mister asked if he could call her back later in the day as he was sleepy and befuddled and it seemed as if nothing was wrong with her.
There are three possibilities:
- She is losing it, and didn't realize the time.
- Something really is wrong, and she wants to punish him for not asking more questions. (A long-standing pattern with her.)
- She had a fight with the Mister's sister and wants to dump on him. (The Mister hasn't spoken with his sister in over 12 years, and believe me, it is with REALLY GOOD reason. She is a vituperative bitch.)
It turned out that she just had some kind of panic attack and felt that she had to call him right then. Odd. But he did talk to her and will probably go visit her within the next few weeks. It still might be reason number 3, as she did make a snarky remark about the sister. Sigh. Patterns continue.
On a personal note from me, i have had so much fun this year writing and interacting with you all. Thank you for the sense of community you provide to this introvert. Also for the thought-provoking and the laughs. I wish you all the best year ever, really! Make it so.