My daughter had a little party at her house last night.
Paulius and I went up and joined them. We had a rip-roaring bonfire going and the music was pumping- and Mike- her fiance- grilled burgers and brats..... it was GREAT.
We also did quite a bit of drinking.
We only had vodka and rum and Kahlua and we mixed it with tea(YUK)- OJ - and milk .
I drank 4 drinks- ( equal to about 8 if you bought them at a club). I haven't been out anywhere doing any drinking in about a year now-I've been taking care of other things- helping the parents with things, and working insane hours at work til I transferred to the new site.
It was so nice to have time off and be able to relax.
I don't know it is me getting older- or if it's just that I have been on the go for months now with no time off-so to speak- or if it was because I had only had 45 minutes nap for two days before the party- but I was literally falling asleep on my feet by 10:30 pm. (We had started partying at about 6 that evening.) One thing about when I party- I have to be DOING something- like dancing in order to not start getting TOO mellowed out. Unfortuately,We weren't dancing.
I held out til about 10:45 and then told everyone I was going to go home(about 150 yards away from my daughters house) and I was going to nap an hour or so and I would be back.
Didn't happen. I went in, laid down on the bed- and woke up at 5AM when Paulius came to bed.
He had stayed up there when I came home. I didn't mind- he hardly ever goes out and does anything without me.
I woke up this morning and got up around 10:00AM feeling fine....no symptoms of hangover whatsoever.....at least THAT hasn't changed!
I used to be able to go out clubbing, close the joint down, do breakfast afterwards and then grab a swimsuit and head off to the lake for a day of boating and partying there! Hell- we'd make a weekend of it, most times.
What is up with me these days?
I don't wanna be a TOTAL party animal- but I don't wanna turn into my parents either- never going out , always in bed by 9PM, saving and scrimping -watching every penny all the time.....I wanna LIVE life- not just observe it from a safe distance.
Does our lifestyle have to be an either/or proposition?
I don't think so- I think there is a happy medium. But I suppose it depends on what you are willing to sacrifice to have either/or.......