My husband and I are in Florida right now, getting ready to depart on JoCoCruiseCrazy. I have to say, I've never been remotely interested in going on a cruise, and the only reason I chose to go on it is because some of our really good friends are going and convinced us to join them. Now that it's almost time to get on the ship, I'm actually pretty excited about it. There are lots of geeky and fun activities to keep us occupied, and this is the first vacation I've taken in 10+ years that I haven't brought my work laptop with me. I'll be kind of forced to relax, which is awesome. To top it off, I get to spend the whole trip with my amazing husband and some of my favorite people in the world, which makes me very happy.
We kicked our vacation and new year off with dinner on New Year's Eve with our friends, which was notable mainly because we rushed back to our hotel just before midnight so we could ring in the New Year together with some champagne by the pool. Despite the best efforts of Ft. Lauderdale's interminable traffic light wait times, we managed to make it back to the hotel, run through the lobby, and land poolside with champagne poured in our extra-classy plastic cups with about 2 minutes to spare. It was hilariously perfect.
I wish you all a fun and happy year surrounded by the people you love.