This year's New Year's Eve is going to be a real novelty. I'm not with David nor on the boat and I'll probably actually manage to stay up till the stroke of midnight. I'm spending New Year's Eve with my sister, Lin, in Providence, Rhode Island. Talk about a change in plans and venue.
We chose Providence because 1) Providence was touting their big “Bright Night”, first night, celebration and 2)Lin had points for a free hotel room. We were excited until we read the other day that the Bright Night activities and celebration had been canceled due to lack of funding and participation. So, now we had a hotel room in Providence and no place to go. We're resourceful girls and were very determined to celebrate and not let the Bright Night cancellation dampen our spirits.
While I was racking my brain for ideas of fun, innovative “to-do's” in Providence on December 31st, Lin got us tickets for a New Year's Eve production of “Wicked” as a post-Christmas treat. Wow! I'd been wanting to see Wicked since its first production on Broadway over a decade ago. I'd read the book and developed a whole new appreciation for green-complected people with bad attitudes. There's always another side to every story.
We'll head to Providence early, so we can enjoy walking around Providence's historic downtown and see the play. We have reservations for a late dinner at Cav, a fixe prix, 5-course affair which ends with a champagne toast at midnight and lots of live music. Assuming I stay awake, this should be a memorable beginning to 2014.
Happy New Year!
And by the way, though I'm anxious to see Wicked, I'm even more anxious to get back to David and Nine of Cups.
On the Seventh Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
Seven quests for hardware
Six shiny shackles
Five I miss you's
Four galley updates
Three e-mailed errands
Two bigger duffels
And a Christmas morning greeting on Skype