does this mean I'm a grown up?
After getting 3 emails and 2 phone calls, I decided it would be a good plan to go out, especially since it would be the last time we all get to spend time together before starting placement #4.
After a lot of discussion with Jeremy about whether or not he was coming and if so, would we drive and how late would we be staying out, I called one of the girls going out and asked what time she and her boyfriend would be there. A bit of miscommunication had happened - apparently only 3 people were going to the pub first, and only for about a half hour before heading out to Papa's.
Looking sadly at my hair straightner (which had been heating up for the last few minutes in hopes of fixing the hair up a little for going out), I realized it would need to be turned off and put back in the cupboard.
Why you ask?
One of the benefits of being "old" now is that I know myself well enough to know that if I was to go out to both bars - I would find myself stumbling drunkenly into the door at 1am.
Ordinarily this would not be a problem at all. Except I'm volunteering with my grade 1/2 class tomorrow at 9am and need to be awake and not hung over in the morning.
And so I sit in my quiet living room, watching Sex and the City as I drink a Cosmopolitan. Wow - I just realized how funny that sounds. See, Jeremy decided that I needed cheering up after making such a grown up decision - and produced two bottles of premade Cosmopolitans from the back of the fridge (purchased last week). They were meant for the weekend, but hell - the liquor store is open on weekends - we can always get more ;)
So my question is this: was this the boring choice? Am I old now? Too old to be spontaneous and party with my friends when I know I need the sleep to be ready for tomorrow? Am I at the point where friends who do still go out roll their eyes at my decision to cuddle in front of a good TV show?
Is is terribly cheesy that I'm watching "Sex & the City" with this particular drink?
Should I care???
I've learned a lot of things about myself and the world this past year - hopefully the decisions I'm making based on all of those lessons are good ones. Even if they're only about a night in with a premixed drink.