We're actually letting Alex stay up until midnight for the first time ever. I'm sure we'll pay for it in bad behavior tomorrow, but hopefully we'll be able to mitigate that by having friends over.
Dave's mom bought the house across the street tonight! She's under contract and pending any escrow surprises, she'll be our neighbor in about a month. Pretty soon I'll be blogging from a live episode of Everybody Loves Raymond.
I've already written out some of my resolutions here, but I want to add two more that are more important than any of the rest.
1. I'm finally going to stop swearing. Seriously this time. I've noticed that little embarrasses me more than my own inappropriately foul language. I can remember a few unnecessary f-bombs I've dropped recently and it's getting old. I'M getting old and I don't really need to sound like a teenager anymore.
2. I'm going to stop talking about people behind their backs. I generally don't do this because it's unflattering in general, but this year I've been subjected to more than a few rants about other people that I didn't need to hear and it made me realize that talking badly about anyone - and I'm including FAMILY here - is just not necessary. I'm putting a full stop to this in 2008. Not only will I go out of my way not to trash talk others, but I will stop others from doing it in my presence as well. So if you're going to tell me about how so and so did such and such, expect to be interrupted by my annoying self-righteous ways. The worst part about trash talking is that the person who ALWAYS ends up looking bad is the person doing the complaining. I never want to be that person again, even if it probably means giving up any chance I ever had of being one of the cool kids.