Friday, January 1, 2010

Once in a Blue Moon

So, along with last night being the end of what was, for me, a REALLY.SUCKY.YEAR, it was also a blue moon. For those not familiar with a blue moon, it's when there is the SECOND full moon in a calendar month. Funny enough, I DO remember the last blue moon on New Years Eve, and it was 19 years ago, Dec. 31, 1990 (as a math major, I've had a few issues with the math of this and have been saying it was 20 years ago. It wasn't.)

So, where was I the last time a blue moon fell on New Years Eve? Tahoe City, CA. My then boyfriend (now husband), myself and several co-workers had rented a condo in Tahoe City for the entire season and rang in 1991 there. There was a group of about 8 of us who went to dinner at a restaurant on Lake Tahoe. Ah, to be young and single...
Those were the days when I paid a fortune to have my hair spiral permed, only to find out 20 years later...My hair does that all on its own! When I thought nothing of paying $30 ever 3 weeks to have my acrylic nails filled. When black suede skirts were a necessity in any SINK's* wardrobe. And will you check out that mullet AND Fu Manchu 'stash my husband is sporting. Down girls...he's taken.

So fast forward 19 years. The nails and hair are gone ( nails, his hair). I no longer own anything in my wardrobe that needs to be dry cleaned (it's just not worth it). All in all, we're the same people. Married 17 years. Have 4 children. And on any given Sunday, pretty happy with who we have become.

Luck like that comes around once in a blue moon.

*SINK...Single Income No Kids

1 comment:

  1. Is that Darryl Hall from Hall and Oats fame beside you? :giggle