a new year and
another chance for us to get it right.
People who know me will find this really strange. I went out last night and partied in the new year. I danced the caps off of the heels of my party shoes, kissed total strangers, and was temporarily adopted into an energetic Italian family for the evening. I had a delightful time.
How does a fairly reclusive, sort of stuffy, and kind of shy woman of my age end up doing such a thing? I decided to do it. I said, “Self, are you going to usher in yet another new year by knitting until nine, then going to bed?” “No!” self answered. “For once, I’m going to put on party shoes and a sparkly outfit and find a place full of enthusiastic people.” Then I Googled, New Years parties in Fort Wayne, and found the one at the Philmore on Broadway not far from my home.
They offered lovely surroundings, refreshments, a live band, and party favors. I sat alone for about an hour enjoying watching people come and go then a lady asked me if I’d want to sit with her family. Such warm and inclusive people—they said they were Italian and took me in like I was their cousin from Tuscany. I didn’t know people could exude fun like they did. At midnight, we hugged, kissed both cheeks, blew silver horns and bid each other a wonderful new year. If it turns out the way it started, it certainly will be.
That is so wonderful, Katherine! Good for you~ you broke out of the routine and had a ball. Thank you for sharing.
May your New Year continue to be filled with more fun surprises!
joan raubar said:
Good Morning, Katherine:
Sounds like a wonderful New Years Eve! How brilliant of you to make the effort with fabulous results.
I just moved – just moved – and struggling with getting “everything in order” so I can get on with my life and back to knitting. It would be so easy and comforting to pick up my needles and yarn….but I’d procrastinate like many years in the past. Maybe some encouraging progress checking would be helpful.
Best of 2011 to you! Joan
Marilyn Buster said:
I’m so proud of you. Know you had a great time and so did those you graced with your presences.
We did our usual with our friends we have spent at least the last 30 years with, in either their home or ours. We did close it down early this year though.
Happy New Year!
I’m glad you had a great New Year’s Eve. Inspite of what the newscasts reports, there are still nice people in the world to get to know if you give them a chance. Your venture on New Years Eve, reminds me to the times at the Firehouse Saloon in Albany, Ga in our Navy Days. What a great group of people they were. Remember how they used to play “Mame” when you walk in. Those were great memories of about 42 years ago. I hope 2011 continues to befilled with fun for you. Michael
Mary Jo said:
What a lovely post, Katherine. So nice to think of you partying last night to usher in this day of 1.1.11. Warmest wishes for every good thing life can bring you this year. Hugs, Mary Jo
Good for You! Sounds like it was a fabulous time!
Happy Happy New Year!