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A Sleepy Ending and a Quiet Start

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Okay, so I had already posted this, this morning, but hey, what’s a little editing amongst bloggers!

Daily Prompt: Stroke of Midnight.

Day 23. As like the past three years, I fell asleep and missed the start of the New Year. It didn’t help that I had a bad dose of Vertigo and needed pumping with medication, which tends to send me to sleep, anyway. I’m not using that as an excuse. However, I did manage to perform one ritual, the customary Chinese takeaway meal. So, with belly full, tablets slowly working their way to my head, I nestled back on the sofa and fell to sleep, all promises of a New Year kiss lost.

I’m lucky I suppose my husband doesn’t mind. Twenty-eight years of marriage made him tune out long ago. Not in a sad way, we still love each other as when we first met, but in a more meaningful way now. Plus, what’s a few extra hours of waiting.

That aside, I fulfilled the other tradition this morning. At six o’clock when the house was quiet, I unlocked the back door (knowing this hadn’t been done) and let the old year old out with a glad-to-get-rid-of-you farewell. I then went to the front door (knowing this hadn’t been done, too) opened it up and welcomed in the new, hoping it would bring with it a better one than last years. Don’t get me wrong I’m not ungrateful, because without the pain and misguided judgement that proved the bane of 2012, the chance to make 2013 different wouldn’t occur.

Therefore, I refuse to allow those mistakes free entry. I say, empty resolutions are last years bad choice of fashion. Although, in the end, I did manage to lose a stone and a half in weight! Whoop-whoop!

No, this year, I will make a promise not to put unrealistic demands on myself to achieve goals out of my reach. Instead, I’m going to let the year unfold and see where it takes me. A mystery tour, which hopefully, will bring a few needed surprises (of the good sort, of course).

So, my wish for you all, 2013 will be as kind to you as I hope it will be to me.

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3 Comments

  1. Lenore Diane says:

    I haven’t witnessed the stroke of midnight in years, Sarah. That is until last night. In bed, playing Scrabble on my Nook, I checked the time and noticed it was 12:03 AM. I was asleep 10 minutes later. 🙂
    Here’s to a kind 2013.

    • sarahneeve says:

      Scrabble, now there’s a thought. It would be nice to see a new year arrive for a change! Maybe the next one, perhaps? 😉
      Here-here, to a kinder 2013. 🙂

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