What will y'all be doing this evening?
I can tell you over the years we have toned down our New Years Eve. Last year I don't believe we had anyone over? I can't remember for sure...but I remember right after the ball dropped on TV we headed for bed.
After all the company we had on Christmas day and the day after Christmas I really was ready for some solitude. I try to be flexible though...especially when my husband goes and breaks the rules of solitude.
We had both agreed, no company for a WHILE. Maybe even for two months or so.
Brian called Ian a few days ago...you know how guys are...ho humming...might come over...might not, just have to see...you know how guys are, nothing confirming anything. I didnt know of this...not right away.
Karen called and wanted to know what we were doing for New Years eve. I told her not a thing. I told her after all that company we were hiding out. She understood...
Then I called Ian at work to chat while he was on break. This is when I tell him that I talked to Karen and begged off having company...and this is when he told me that Brian MIGHT be coming by...on New Years Eve...SIGHHH.....
I told him he broke the rules and now I look like a dumb a$$ telling Karen we arent having any company.
I tell him now I am going to have to call her back as she will talk to Brian and know he is coming and wonder why I didnt have her and Tiffany over...which if I had KNOWN that Brian might be coming I would have never told her THAT. Blahhhhhh...
So I called her back, told her what was going on, to come on.
SO not having any company was out the door.
Last night I was at Walmart getting groceries and my phone rang. It was Brian...and so I asked him if he was still coming over. He said, yeah, if that was alright. I asked him if he had talked to Karen yet...No..so I told him they were coming too.
Then he tells me the twins usually go back to their mom on Sunday night, which was last night of course, but he didnt know if this was going to be the case as it was a holiday. Then he asks if it is okay to bring them.
What am I supposed to say...NO???
They really are sweet, but they are loud and noisy and giggly and screechy and squeally and heavy footed upstairs...and down the stairs and through the house...did I mention they are loud?
I feel like that cartoon where the old bear is in his den trying to get some sleep..and I think it is a Droopy cartoon.
"What are ya DEEF or sumpin'? Can't you see I am trying to get some sleep???" On and on...funny cartoon.
We are more or less a quiet family. We have our moments of cutting up, barking with the dog, laughing and stomping..but they dont go on...and on...and on...and on...for hours and hours...you get what I am saying?
When it is just Tiffany and Shelby they are quiet. You add the twins in and OMG it is like a HERD OF BUFFALO (Lisa, you would know what this sounds like, lol) are trampling upstairs, and down the stairs...and through the house...all day.
So I dont know if they will be coming in addition to Brian or not. We will have to see, but I can tell you, my threshold of tolerance is very thin right now so those buffalo are going to have to be turned into MICE if they show up.
I also plan on making them go walking with us this evening. Oh yes, we are still going walking, with or without company. It is our routine, period. How would that be to NOT go on New Years Eve...the eve of new resolutions and all. Going to to tomorrow too...wonder if they will all go or stay here...we will see!
The good thing is...Brian and Karen, and the kids...are not really 'company' in the way that if you are having company you have to clean and cook special. That is one plus...so other than the noise...we will probably be alright.
Just no buffalo...please...no buffalo running through the house.