Saturday, January 2, 2010

Back home in Vegas after a fun New Year’s Eve and no, this year I did not kiss a porn star

What a difference a day makes. Here’s what I woke up to yesterday.

And what I woke up to today.

I got back into Vegas at about 11:30 last night after spending over a week in Albany and Rensselaerville. I had a fantastic time; it was truly a wonderful visit.

Remember how I celebrated New Year’s Eve last year at the Santa Fe Station casino here in Las Vegas? I kissed an ex porn star at midnight and then hung out with Miss July 1999, remember? This year was totally not like that. At all.

Nope, you can’t get much further from dancing on the tables in a Las Vegas lounge than a quiet night at home with your pregnant daughter in good old Rensselaerville, NY. John, my wonderful son-in-law, had to work and Connor was invited to spend the night at a friend’s house, so it was just me and Courtney and my dear friends, Tim and Susan, who also live out in the sticks of rural Albany County.

For some reason Courtney had the bright idea to bake a cake, which kind of surprised me since she’d just made a cake for Connor’s birthday the day after Christmas.

“Why you makin’ a cake, Court?” I asked.

“I don’t know, I just feel like it. Plus it is our country’s birth— “ Oh, snap! She caught herself. “No, that’s Fourth of July, huh?”

I know I’m her mother, but is she precious or what?

Anyway, we did have ice cream and cake at midnight, and we all wore the crowns we had a blast crafting out of construction paper.

Yeah, we're grown adults.

So much fun!

I made only one New Year’s resolution this year, and that is to never, ever wear a pink or pinkish shade of lipstick again. I have (finally!) come to the realization that brunettes should stick to red and brown tones and so I’m throwing out all my pinks. I’m not saying I’m never going to be a "Glamour Don’t” again; I’m just not going to earn the designation due to lipstick that is totally wrong for my hair color and skin tone.

In the meantime, I have a few important goals to work on, and getting my one-woman show together is at the top of that list. I also want to be more aggressive about doing speaking engagements. How about you? Did you make any resolutions? Have you set any goals around that unique talent of yours I’ve been nudging you to think about?

I hope all your dreams come true in 2010, but remember, you have to have a dream in the first place. Then all you have to do is map out a plan and take one step at a time toward your goal. Don’t think you’ve heard the last of this—next year I want you to look back at a long list of achievements!

Nag, nag…

13 comments: said...

Courtney looks adorable pregnant. I love the quiet celebrations too. Those are the kind that stick with you throughout the year.

No resolutions for me but a few things that I'm going to work harder on is getting the children's book published and to improve on my piano playing.

Happy New Year to you, Linda!

Julie D said...

Sounds like a perfect NYE. Glad you got back home safely. Much warmer there, eh?

gayle said...

Cute pictures....she's very pretty!! Love your crowns!!

I am still thinking about my resolutions!!!

Hurricane Mikey said...

The only resolution I'm really trying to work on is to limit my use of f-bombs.

Also, I think I may finally have an idea to talk about when you and I have our next beer together. But it's gonna be a lot of tedious work on my part.

Josie said...

Midnight blue eyeliner would so emphasize your eyes. Trust me! and happy new year!

Anonymous said...

I just dyed my hair bright red, and I am thinking the same thing about my beloved red lipstick..

Anonymous said...

I just dyed my hair Pippi Longstockings red, and I am thinking my beloved red lipstick has to go...Love the idea for your book...You go girl!!!

Lisa Gioia-Acres said...

I'm glad you're home, now call me!

Fragrant Liar said...

Yeah, my NYE was about as wild. I really wouldn't have it any other way these days anyway. Just hanging with my daughter was plenty fun enough for me. It was all her rowdy friends that drove me nuts.

Now for setting some goals.

Happy New Year, Linda Lou.

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

How could I not follow a blog with an associated printed work with the title Bastard Husband?

I'm reading the blog and smiling already - invariably how I judge a comic's worth and work. Glad I found you.



Bar L. said...

Looks like you had a great time. I would rather make paper hats than kiss a porn star any day.

Happy New Year, Linda Lu!

Rochelle said...

Great pictures Linda - sounds like a lovely way to end one year and begin another. My goal is to be more creative this year writing, photography, collages, eat more chocolate...umm wait, what?

The Peach Tart said...

Biggest hugs to you.