Nite Mirror (nitemirror) wrote,
Nite Mirror

I have changed my daily schedule and today I happened to let myself sleep in rather than going to my parents' house at the time I used to go there every day of the week. Well, I'm woken up to a phone call from my next door neighbor; "I noticed your car was still here and you are normally long gone by now. I was just calling to make sure nothing happened to you." Ah, my little town, where everyone's business is everyone else's. Gotta love it.

In one of my past journal entries I mentioned I was working on my poinsettia. One of the things I have been doing is defoliating it slowly. I've noticed that the leaves are miniaturizing as some plant/tree leaves do when you defoliate them. With my past bonsai hobby, when I noticed I was miniaturizing the leaves I started looking at the plant's branch structure and started wondering about turning it into a bonsai. It would be quite a project (the branch structure isn't very good for a bonsai right now), but for the heck of it I think I might try training it and see what happens. I already know which leader branch I'll try turning into the "trunk" of the poinsettia, and I'm hoping I can get a few well placed branches to pop out from that leader with the right encouragement.

I have been trying to decide what I will be doing this new years. Last year I was determined not to be alone, and I wasn't. It was also one of the best New Year's I've had in a long time with a friend who I don't see enough of, but that isn't in my control, so, así es la vida, as the spanish saying goes. Hmm, or depending on my mood and the day I suppose it might also be, así es mi amada, in this case. (One of these days I really need to learn Spanish and figure out what I've been saying, pero quizá más vale así. I think I'll stick with learning my two geeky languages instead.)

Anyway, this year I'm thinking of combining two holiday traditions I used to have but haven't done in a long time. One of my Mother's friends used to give her a bottle of Irish Cream during this time of year, and Mom would share the bottle with me to the point that I can't have Irish Cream without thinking of this time of year. I think I will pick myself up a bottle of it. I also have found memories of, as a kid, watching the movie Duck Soup every New Year's Eve. A little Marx's Brothers' Duck Soup with my Irish Cream sounds like a wonderful way to ring in the new year this year to me. Hmm, although, I'm not sure I'll have a chance to get a copy of that movie. I'll have to go through my movie collection and see what I can substitute.
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