Tuesday, January 3, 2012

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 43


We had sushi on New Year's Eve,
just the two of us.

We have this little sushi place
that plays really loud Techno music
and is in a shopping center
with a movie theater right next to it.

It's the perfect place for date night
because you can indulge in adult libations
and then stumble next door
to sober up a bit during the movie
before you have to drive home.


We realized that we didn't have enough time
to sit and relax and finish our wine

before the movie started
so we swiped a to go cup

and covertly took it

into the movie with us.

We giggled and drank sips of wine,

out of a Styrofoam cup,

through a straw,

and watched the film Sherlock Holmes.

I almost fell asleep twice.


Later that evening,
we toasted the New Year with champagne,
20 minutes before midnight,
in our messy kitchen.


Then we ended the night
by shooting off fireworks

on our driveway.

We howled at the moon

and shouted and yelled

and made all the dogs

in our sleepy neighborhood bark.

It was a simple and sweet celebration

with the man I love.

How did I get so lucky?

P.S. Please take a moment to read my pledge, it's a pledge to you!


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Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds like a wonderful New Years! I want to see Sherlock Holmes.

Tima said...

Happy New Years!!!! Sounds like a perfect way to ring in the New Year.

Anonymous said...

Sound like fun. Happy New Years.

Gina Kleinworth said...

Sounds like it was a pretty great celebration Leigh!

Sue said...

That's a very good kind of celebration!

Happy New Year...


Linda D. said...

What a delightful way to start the New year!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

We ice skated under the stars and a had fireworks show in our neighborhood.

Sarah said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful night! We saw Sherlock Holmes last week. :)

Mama Zen said...

That sounds like the perfect New Years!

Karen Mortensen said...

Sounds like a wonderful night. I sorry I didn't do this today. I kept thinking it was Monday all day today.

Caroline said...

Looks like y'all had a GREAT one! Happy New Year, my friend!