This is my entry for Sian's Storytelling Sunday. And yes, I'm a day late. Because yesterday was the One Little Word Blog Hop. For more stories check here.
Do you remember New Year's Eve 1999? The big Y2K scare? How everyone thought the Internet and our personal computers were set to self-destruct at midnight?
The twelve years since then have flown by. On New Year's Eve 2011 Rachel was working at the Piper Tavern, Sarah was at a party with friends, and Becca was home, watching television alone and lamenting spending the evening without the boyfriend who broke up with her two days before Christmas. I had a lot of opportunity to practice patience and empathy and my listening skills! Jay and I waited up until everyone was safely home and then trudged our weary selves off to bed at 12:30 in the morning.
2012 promises to be a year of big changes in our household. All three girls graduate - two from high school, one from college. I have no idea what New Year's Eve 2012 will look like here. I'm ready. But I'm suddenly feeling very nostalgic for 1999...