Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year Hawaii...on Jersey Time?

So my New Year's is officially over and it's only 8:03.
This was the first New Year's I have spent alone... EVER... and I'm 33.

Being a Jersey girl trapped on this island for New Year's isn't the easiest thing to deal with. I'm used to snow and cold .. and today it was 80 and raining. As long as I live ...I'll never get used to that. It never feels like December.

I was going to go hang out with a friend.. but I woke up feeling like shit and I hate driving home in the smoke. It's legal to shoot fireworks here so the island turns into a giant smokefield where you can't see 3 inches in front of your face, which makes driving a big hazard. The fact that I would be driving with the kid in the car was a big "I'll pass" for me.

I thought the hub might try to call when it turned midnight Iraq time. I hung around the house til about 11:15 just to see .. but no dice. On with the rest of the day.

I went to the super crowded post office today. I needed to send the hub his first box of stuff today. It's been almost 3 years since the last time I had to send a box to " the sandbox " and I couldn't remember if I filled out the customs paperwork correctly so I decided to pass on the click n ship and head over there.

I figured New Year's eve wouldn't be that busy .......boy was i wrong.

Every Army wife under the sun was there to ship hubby a Christmas box and I thought I was going to be there forever. There was about 10 people in front of me when I got there but the line went really quick. I got up to the window and (score!) I had filled out everything right (I love flat rate boxes, $8.95 to ship a box to Iraq ... that rules!) The line when I left was crazy it was out the post office and down the stairs almost into the parking lot. I'm glad I got there when I did... the punkin would've never lasted that long. From now and ship baby.

I got home.. put the punkin down to take her nap. When she woke up she felt hot, so I used the ear thermometer... I took her temp it was 102. I'm a very paranoid parent.. especially being here alone so I call my mom. "I think she has a fever.. but I think I could've used the thermometer wrong. Should I take her to the hospital"

Whenever I get paranoid about the kid it always involves.. " Oh my god.. we should take her to the hospital" .. my hub the medic always talks me off the ledge and assures me I'm insane and she's fine. Well since he's not here.. I call mommy. She tells me I prolly used the thing wrong .. her Blankets during her nap made her hot and flushed , give her some baby tylenol and she'll call me back in a half hour. She does.. and punkin's fine...temp was a little high due to the teething but nowhere near 102.

Now thanx to CNBC and Carson Daly I got to celebrate New Year's on East Coast time.. live from Time's Square via my television set. The punkin got to watch the ball drop with her crazy mom.. yelling..... "happy new year" and singing "New york, new york" terribly I might add cuz I couldn't remember all the words.

I would've gone outside and banged pots and pans(it's an old skool New York italian thing)... but 1) it was only 7pm here, so the neighbors would've thought I was insane.. and 2) since I live in housing the MPs would've come cuz I was breaking some ordinance. ( Someone down the street is lightingfireworks.. where are the MPs now?)

Mom called to wish me Happy New Year(NJ time) and check on the punkin.. who was still fine. After we hung up I put the kid to bed who went right to sleep cuz it was right near her bedtime and her crackhead mom made her stay up to watch the ball drop.

Now I'm watching the Law and Order:CI marathon on USA til one of the other New Years eve show's start here on Hawaii time. I'm debating between Dick Clark and Tila Tequila on MTV. I kinda wanna watch her just cuz she's like Jerry Springer /Howard Stern. You never know what's gonna happen next... and Paramore is gonna play! (I heart paramore).

Here's to hoping the hub calls at midnight (hawaii time)

P.S.-Happy new year, thanx for taking the time to read about my life and may all our hubby's (deployed or not yet deployed) have a safe new year and return home to us exactly the way they left us.

.......cya next year.


wendy said...

A warm new years is odd, isn't it?

Our neighbors did fireworks for well over an hour - hello - I thought that was totally illegal on post. And it made me feel like a bad mom - no, guys, I didn't buy any fireworks for you, but you can watch the neighbors play with their sparklers...

Happy New Year!

trying said...

Im up in your old neck of the woods, stationed in siberia as I like to think of it.... I could send you some snow if you would like. Lord knows we have an ass ton to spare. We have already had several days of snow and its just the begining.....

sigh.... gonna be a long winter

have a happy new year!!