Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013. Let's do this.

I'm a planner. 
So is he. 
We like to research, analyze, and make the best possible plan for any situation. The right move, the right decision, the right timing.
It's a good characteristic, most of the time. But this New Year's Eve, I was reminded that only so much can be controlled. Some things; some nights, have to just happen as they may.
I'm working on trusting that there is a reason that every moment unfolds the way it does. Even if I don't play all my cards just right. 

Life is what happens to you
While you're busy making other plans
-John Lennon

I bought my sparkly New Year's Eve shorts months ago. I checked with all our friends and scoped out plans  a month in advance. We were ready.

Plan a fell through.
Plan b fell through.
Nothing went as planned. 

The day before, Sean's practice was scheduled for 8 am New Year's Day, so too long of a night was out of the question.
We were so bummed. And felt lame.
We watched a lifetime movie at home in the dark, and when it ended, started discussing plan e...Ordering a pizza and staying home. Sean drifted off to sleep. A new low.

Then Meghan called and said their plans fell through too. The rejects decided to join forces and turn the night around. They called Blue Fin to see if there were any (very) last minute open reservations and we got a spot for 4 a couple hours later. 
Me: "But what's the plan after dinner?"
Meghan: "We're not making any more plans. Plans haven't been working. Let's just go."

Ok, this is new to me.
 Let's do this.

{How delicious is that picture!?}

We went to dinner in the pouring rain, but it slacked off just in time for us to walk onto Main St. 

We donned party hats and had sushi and drinks.


We walked to Flying Saucer and met up with Adam and Courtney, but we couldn't tolerate it long.
This makes us sound so, so old, but the band's volume was too unbearably loud. Like a knife stabbing in my ears with every high pitched blare of the horns. It's not good when the music sounds better outside, a room away, or in the bathroom stall. Old, we may be, but none of us could stand it longer than an hour. 

We made the move to Mulligans and Erin joined us for the night. 



We danced to the band playing an enjoyably volume.

 Taylor drummed.

And we rang in 2013 with champagne and kisses. 


Everyone kept saying how glad they were that we all ended up coming out. We had so much fun.


 More than I could have "planned" for. 

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Here's to 2013. May it be;
 Unplanned. Unafraid. Unforgettable!

Happy New Year!
The Grays

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