For some reason it took me about 2 weeks to get acclimated to the time change! My Jet lag was awful! I slept during most days or didn't sleep for a few days until I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore! It was such a struggle for me! So New Years Eve was no obstacle for me! In fact I think that was day 3 or 4 of my insomnia & I think i was up for 2 more days after that before I finally crashed! I don't know if it was stress from being in a foreign land so far away from everything that I have ever known, not having a vehicle, not having a place to live, or most of all not having my puppies anymore. Whatever it was I was so happy to start sleeping again! On to the main subject!
This year New Years Eve was a tad bit different! Usually we would have a party & a ton of food & drinks & games & hats & decorations & all that jazz that makes for a great NYE party! Although 2011 NYE didn't end the way I would have liked with a phone call from my cousin telling me that my Grams had suddenly taken a turn for the worst...it was still a much better celebration in my opinion. This year we sat in our TLF room just the 2 of us! Watched movies, had some champagne, fell asleep before midnight & woke up to the fireworks that lasted for 2 hours!! Some pics to show you the difference!!
2012 food for just us!!(I couldn't help myself & some things should never change!)
12:01 of 2012 I do believe!
2011 NYE! Rockband!
Needless to say NYE was just not the same! I cried & Christopher fell asleep! I was lonely & felt that we made a huge mistake! Don't worry that quickly changed!
Soon enough we found our house! More on that to come soon!
Which has so much character & storage I absolutely love it!(I think this was about the time I started sleeping again!)
Found a car which turned out to be a big mistake! More on that later too! And then it was time for Christopher to start working again which meant I was left home alone without any of our furniture a loaner bed & no puppies. I quickly felt depression creeping in! Alas it was my birthday & I thought it was going to be an awful day. We had almost nothing in our house to eat which was probably a good thing. Chris had taken me on base to rent some movies the night before so on my birthday I sat in bed and watched season 1 of Gossip Girl & Downton Abbey on my laptop! Soon my Facebook started blowing up with birthday wishes which sounds crazy but it made my loneliness almost disappear for the day! I quickly became consumed with the drama & glamour of Gossip Girl & it was turning out to be a pretty great birthday! Then Christopher called & said he had to work late so I would be alone even longer... :( Fortunately he ended up getting home earlier than he thought! Since we had no food & pizza is my favorite as it reminds me of home my hubby comes home with this for my birthday dinner!
It was delicious & I think I gained about 5 lbs just from that nights dinner! Nowhere near as good as any pie we'd get in the Chicagoland area of course but pretty good for Germany!
Then I got to open my presents which I was expecting nothing since we have been so busy and unless he was at work we were together & I hadn't seen him get anything...& my BFF sent me a gift too!
I learned that my hubby does pay attention to me more than I think!! & my Bestie got me an Owl Pandora Charm which names was together forever!! (it's in the pic but hard to see!) It ended up being a great day with a few hiccups in the middle!!
So there is my recap of our NYE & my birthday!
Not sure what is next but stay tuned...!!!