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Lazy Start to the New Year

on January 1, 2014

I think I took three naps today. Trust me, I needed the sleep.

Last night was the wildest New Year’s Eves I’ve spent in years and years. It wasn’t planned to be that way, but, well, plans change and you just have to roll. If I pitched the evening as a book plot, you’d either laugh or think it was too far fetched. All I can say is that I spent hours on Duval Street with the county Mayor, my boss, and the media crew of CNN up close to the annual outside drag queen show. At midnight, while hundreds of people yelled the countdown, the star of the show, Sushi, was lowered from the second story balcony in a sparkling red shoe. Fake snow and confetti blasted from cannons over us while the drag performers and male dancers threw hundreds of strands of shiny beads to the crowd.

Times Square might have had a million people, but they didn’t surpass the Key West crowd in enthusiasm, that’s for sure. What a night! I didn’t get home and in bed until 3 a.m.! I wish I could say that I had a great, long, sleep-in, but Nat and Pyxi still were hungry for breakfast at 6 a.m. I went back to sleep for 90 minutes before one of them wanted to go out again. I then went back to bed yet again but only for another hour. We had also walked many blocks last night and I was standing for the majority of five hours. Said walking and standing done in low heels but, low or not, these were harder on my legs and knee than sneakers or flats. I logged more than 15,000 steps yesterday!

Add up everything and you can understand why I was more tired than usual today. Thank goodness I had the day off. I’d do a few things around the house, sit down with a cup of tea, and doze off. I took Nat and Pyxi out for a walk, then fell asleep for another nap. That really was the pattern of the day. Still and all, I got done the tasks I’d decided I wanted to accomplish including cleaning the pool and taking down my holiday lights, Christmas tree and other decorations. Thanks to some ibuprofen, my limbs stopped complaining about yesterday’s exertions enough for me to walk the dogs twice. I still logged more than 10,000 steps for today.

I might have od’d on cooking shows a little and I finished a book that I’d been reading. It was just that kind of day. Now I think I’m going to soak away the last lingering aches with a nice hot bath and then, you guessed it, go to sleep again. Hopefully, this will be for the night.

It wasn’t the most dynamic start to 2014, but apparently it was just the kind of lazy day that I needed.

How were your NY Eve celebrations?

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5 responses to “Lazy Start to the New Year

  1. Hope says:

    We made fondue at home with some friends. We watched the ball drop on TV. It wasn’t super exciting, but it felt a little bit special. And it was nice to spend that time with people we love hanging out with.

  2. Susanne says:

    I went to bed at 8:30. Food poisoning. Blah.

    Your celebration sounds fabulous! What fun!!!

    2014. Bring it on.

    Best wishes to you and Skye.

  3. Skye says:

    Wow, your New Year’s Eve sounds amazing! Ours was quiet. It was just going to be the three of us, but a friend needed company, so we invited her. She lost the man she was planning to move in with just before Christmas to an unexpected major heart attack. It’s dreadful and tragic all around. So we provided company and comfort and food. She brought the Godiva chocolate vodka. (We didn’t actually drink much.) Then today, the three of us and the cat pretty much spent the day on computers, in books, and/or in naps. It was just that kind of day. Glad you got the rest you needed.

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