I think most people make at least one or two feeble attempts at New Year’s resolutions to greet yet another year. I know I’ve got my 2010 resolution ready to go: I will try to glam up more in this coming year. I’ve become too comfortable in black sweat pants and black turtlenecks, and it’s got to stop!
So I’m starting 2010 out right by donning a festive (and not black) outfit as I prepare to ring in the new year with friends and neighbors. Yes, that includes a little coat of mascara, maybe a little blush, curled hair and shoes that are not rubber-soled! I’m committed to reinventing myself with a little touch of glam!
My friend is hosting a lovely get-together with festive (and may I say glam) food that includes beef tenderloin and crab-legs, good wines and lots of laughter. And me in high heels! The hostess (who is a phenomenal game organizer) is armed with couple-related questions (taped to the bottom of each wine glass) that test how well we really know each other as married people. “What is the one thing you wish you knew about your in-laws before you married your spouse?” or “What is the best date you’ve ever had with your spouse?” These questions serve as great fodder for conversation, stirs laughter and trips down memory lane.
After dinner, we open gifts. Each couple is bringing a gift that is date-related (for example movie tickets, restaurant visits, couple’s massage, salsa lessons, etc.) and upon taking a number from one to six (we’re six couples), each couple gets to open a present when their number is called. Each couple can either steal another couple’s gift, or decide to keep the one they opened.
This promises to be a fun New Year’s celebration, but I know that I’ll be ready a little after midnight to go home, peel the high heels off my sore feet and clear my face of makeup and lipstick. But I look forward to an evening of glam and fun to ring in the new year.
Come January, I’ll need to go shopping for sensible (but hip) shoes along with fun and funky clothes that will take me through 2010 in style!