New Year's Eve is not for me.  I blogged about this yesterday and was dreading what dopey plans my wife might come up with for this year and then a miracle happened.  

The night before last my wife turned to me and said I'm just tired from the holidays and work...are you OK with just hanging out at home on New Year's Eve?  YES OF COURSE I replied.  It was amazing.  She always wants go out on special occasions, get dressed up and stay out way too late.  I don't need that in my life and frankly she does not need it either.  She's been working way too hard and needs a break sitting on the couch and going to sleep early.

There is no way I'd rather ring in a new year than sitting on the couch next to my wife with a drink in my hand.  She has planned a meal that I am excited about...we will go with the spinach ravioli this year.

Nothing will be accomplished from us going out tonight.  There will be cops searching for drunk drivers, parties I don't want to attend and people I don't want to see.  I know I sound like a grumpy old man but I don't care.  It's just who I am.

So to all of you who have really involved plans tonight with the shirt, tie, the designated driver and a wad of cash getting wasted I say I am sorry for you.

I'll think of you while I am reclined.  2016 is off to a great start.  Happy New Year.