Did you know that this is Ian and my 15th New Year's together? Crazy.
Today was a fun day. The weather, again, was superb so we spent time at the pool in the afternoon. I finished my book, Spook, and was glad it was done. I had a bit of a hard time finishing parts of Stiff, but Spook was just tedious. It required serious skimming to reach the end so I could say I'd actually completed it. You'd think a book on the the science of the afterlife would be engaging, but honestly it could have been written in half the number of pages. That's OK though, it's done, and now I can move on to Benazir Bhutto's autobiography for book club. And The Lord of the Rings. The movie is such an awesome piece of work, and so moving (and yeah, I really like Sean Astin with his character, Sam), that I can't help but dive into the book again. I'm on a bit of a reading binge right now, which is why my crocheting projects and scrapbooking are getting absolutely nowhere.
Before swimming/reading though, I took the girls along with Nicholas and the neighbor girl to see "High School Musical 3" at the Sathyam theater. I had no expectations for this flick, but you know what? It was a blast. All the kids liked it, the music was less Pop than before, and it's probably weird as a 34-year old mom but I have no problem looking at the movie screen sized eyes of the handsome young Zac Efron. Heh. Ian stayed home with Jonathon and watched "The Mummy 3". I know we had the better end of that deal, without Rachel Weiss is a Mummy movie worth watching? Apparently not.
This evening we were invited to a Consulate wide karaoke NYE party at the NIV Chief's home. Again, a great time was had by all. Great food, nice people, bad singing, danger from sparklers and a bonfire... what more does the start of a new year need?
I have high hopes for 2009, we all do. Here's to you and yours that the highs far outweigh the lows!