Currently, Grenade by Bruno Mars is my favorite song. I can feel the love, the pain, the sincerity....and it's all moving to me.
I really hope you all had a great holiday....and that you're gearing up to celebrate New Year's Eve in a fun, special way. I thought about staying home, and I thought about traveling....but then I was invited to a house party down the street from me, and that seemed like the best option. I just traveled to Florida for Christmas. In fact, I'm on a plane right now (thanks to free Wi-Fi from AirTran and Google Chrome), and I am happy to stay put for New Year's. The house party sounds perfect - it's just a cab ride away, and I'm fairly certain cute boys will be there.
My mom took me to the airport today, and we had a bittersweet goodbye on the curb. The Florida sun felt so nice and warm on my face, and my mom gave me the warmest embrace. The memory is sealed in my mind. I'm so lucky to have the love of a good woman - my mom. As we said goodbye, she said, "I think 2011 is going to be the best year for you yet. I can't wait to see how it unfolds." She said that regardless of my being single or married, the best was yet to come. I needed to hear those things. I've never been a wallflower, and I've never been timid or shy. I'm a confident person. But, having my mom say that she believes in me and that everything is going to be okay sounds pretty awesome to me.
Having the love of family makes it easy to take a Grenade. The song is great....I suggest that you listen if you haven't. Here - I'll make it easy: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doo-wops-hooligans-deluxe/id394571295
I just listened to Grenade a few times from my laptop's iTunes, and now I just saw that I'm connected to Garrett's library. How exciting! Oh wait - tease - the library disappeared. I guess it's back to Grenade.
Did you notice how many random and fun messages you received this holiday season? Holiday cards from old friends....text messages from old flames....emails and Facebook notes from buddies and family members and phone calls from loved ones? How great is it to reach out to the ones we love?! My favorite message came from an ex who said I should come visit him because he's finally broken up with his girlfriend and living alone. Funny thing is that I still have feelings for him after a number of years. Too bad he's in Los Angeles. Ships passing in the night....all the great, long-lost loves of my life. If I put them all on a ship, I'd have a cruise line.
In the meantime, I look forward to lots of fun in 2011 - with or without a man by my side. I am holding out for a hero - the one who would catch a Grenade for me.