Sunday, January 2, 2011

It was just one of those nights....

Here's a recent necklace I made, after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I'd had these peacock feather charms for some time, and used one or two in previous projects. But I had reserved a good number of both the silver and brass ones, always intending on using them together in a necklace. I had tried stringing them all vertically with beads separating them, but it just didn't look right. Then I was hit with the idea of drilling a hole in the bottom of each of them so they could be linked together - perfect and simple!

So I thought it would be funny to share the story of our New Years Eve..... We are not big partiers anymore. 90% of our New Years, since being married, have been spent as quiet evenings at home. Once in a while, we will go to a party at some one's house (where I think we were home before midnight anyway) or last year we went to the new casino in our town (which was crowded beyond comfort). This year, our plan was to go to dinner at a new restaurant in town, and then to a movie. I had called said restaurant the day before to make a reservation, but did not get through. I figured it wasn't a big deal if we got there early enough. However, we were turned away as they were only taking reservations that night. Bummer! We ended up at one of our favorite restaurants instead, where I usually order the same dish. It didn't taste as good as it usually does and did not sit right in my tummy. Then, we had some time to kill before the movie so we thought we'd walk around a few stores at the mall - by no means is this at a late hour - we're talking 6:30 - but the mall was closed already! Since the movie didn't start until 8:45, we decided to call it a night and just head home. We got out some board games - first we played Clue where I was Mrs. Peacock (of course) and each won a round. Honestly, I had never been beat at Clue until I met Jon - darn engineer brain!!! Then we played Life (the version I have from the early 80's) and I must say it was the saddest game of Life we have ever played. Have you ever played the game and used up ALL of the promissory notes, so much so that you have to start tallying your debt on an extra sheet of paper? It was so laughable! We each landed on the worst squares ever - the entire game - and we both had so many kids they wouldn't all fit in the car! I told Jon I didn't want to play that game again until our kids would be ready to play which I am estimating to be another 10 years.
So, it was kind of a bust of a night. Oh well, as long as I am with my hubby and two dogs I don't care. I was snoozing on the couch before midnight came. We're going to attempt to see the movie again tonight.........


mirsini's creations said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy new year Peacock Fairy!
I think that on New Years Eve the best thing to do is being together with the people we really love!!
I love the peacock necklace! Simple but so beautiful!
I wish health for you and your baby!!

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy new year Heather! Sounds like it was a good way to be with the one you love. Memorable if not the most fun! We played Wii games with our good friends and watched the ball drop at 11 pm with a toast of some bubbly.

Wishing you all the best this year. Good things are coming (in tiny packages for sure!)


SummersStudio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your approach to making those charms your own is wondrful. I really like how that necklace hangs. Happy new year and best wishes for good health through the rest of your quickly passing pregnancy!

Heather Powers said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The necklace is very striking. We played cards all night with my family - games are good! Have a happy new year.