In my younger, childless days, I used to love to go to parties to bring in the New Year. But now, I really prefer not driving around and staying in. Plus, it's always fun to see if Dick messes up the countdown. He did a horrible job with it the past two years, but this year he did a good job! Go Dick! I didn't have anything to drink this year, but because of the bad Mexican food, I woke up New Year's Day feeling less than great.
One fun thing I did over the weekend was go to a New Year's brunch on Sunday. A friend of mine (someone I blogged about here) hosted a potluck brunch. Most of the moms who attended have children on the spectrum. I had so much fun! There's nothing like a group of us getting together determined to have fun! We had a gift exchange, ate excellent food, and enjoyed mimosas. And we laughed and talked and shared experiences. The brunch was set to end at noon, but it lasted well past that.
I'm also very excited for my friend who was hosting. She's embarking on a new career this week. She landed her dream job: overseeing the Autism Speaks Walk for Los Angeles. Previously, as a volunteer, she spent hours on helping with putting the walk together. Now, she will earn a paycheck to do what she loves to do! Yay!
Another fun thing about going to the brunch was that my daughter and husband were able to spend some one-on-one time together. Our daughter idolizes her daddy. She loves to hang with him. When I arrived home, the two of them were laughing together about a project they were doing together (marking up head shot photos of her daddy--go figure). I think they even had more fun together than I had at the brunch--and that's saying a lot!
I'm totally stealing this from my husband's Facebook page, because I wasn't home to hear this conversation. But it's WAY too funny to not put on my blog. Right before I left to go to the brunch, I gave my daughter some french toast. When she told her dad that she loved her french toast, he pulled a Pee Wee Herman and asked, "Are you planning to marry it?" Following are our daughter's top 4 reasons why you can't marry french toast: 1. There's no place for the ring. 2. It can't dance. 3. It won't do any chores. 4. It'll eventually rot in the house. You can't argue with that logic!
I hope you and yours have an excellent 2011!