“My” police officer came around again at about around 9:58. We talked. I offered him more food. I really wanted to ask for his mom’s phone number so I could call her and tell her what a great son she had. He moved on. And, so it went until midnight. What a crazy waste of time and energy and money. Still, it was nice to meet such a fine young man. I told him I hoped we’d see him if he had to work on July 4. He said he hoped he wouldn’t have to work July 4, but that if he did, he’d request our neighborhood. Goofy, goofy, goofy.
It was a fun, fun night. We had a great group of people here and they all came bearing delicious food. It was a crazy mix of grown ups and kids. More and more, it’s hard to tell between them. Kids (including my own) who have been coming here for NYE since they were wearing velcro sneakers are now driving themselves and showing up late because they “had to shave.” Even Andy and his friends are growing taller than the shorter women in our group. At some point we might have to resort to kidnapping short people to round things out.
I am grateful to our neighbors who made a cameo appearance with their new twins. Nothing better than a whiff of new baby to ring in the new year!
Hope you all had a great night/day. Wishing all of us the best for 2011.