Sunday, January 01, 2006


I was awake but not at the casino due to the fact that we were too full of fine food, too tired, and too in need of a good cup of coffee and our pjs. We might have managed (maybe) to hang on until 2006 had the "Special New Year's buffet" at the Grand not taken a much larger wedge out of our night's budget than we expected, all due to the scrawny lobster tails that they'd added to one of the buffets. Anyhow, they used those little tails as an excuse to jack up the meal price by a good 40%. After a short gasp at the bill, Jerri and I, for the first time in history, managed to put away more than the value of our meal (that'll learn them, durn em). I believe Bubbie and James were perhaps a little embarrassed at the pile of crab and shrimp shells left over from our feasting. I had quite a little stack of mussel shells lined up on the edge of my plate too.

Afterwards I was able to bend enough to sit in front of the nickel machine as it gorged itself of almost 30 bucks before I finally hit enough to get 20 of it back and headed upstairs to a quarter poker machine where I finally lost it all. I think I only ended up feeding the machines about 40 of my hard earned dollars (I lost 10 at a quarter slot in a record 10 minutes first off).

It was a little after 10 pm when we arrived back home where I quickly found my way into my pjs and prepared myself a cup of coffee and let the New Year come in as I watched a rerun of CSI Las Vegas accompanied by the snores from Zach and James.

This morning I slept until around 10, (and might have slept a tad longer had the phone not woke me up) did a little house work, had some fine peas, greens, jalapeno/cheese cornbread muffins, and cheesy fried taters, and ham for our first meal of 2006. Now I'm near 'bout ready for a hot bath and bed in order to rest up for my first day back at the tax office tomorrow.

I hope everyone entered gently into 2006 and that the year ahead only brings the very best to all!

17 comments:

Brent said...

I was in bed by 11:30 on New Years Eve. I caught a cold and feel like crap. But today we went and saw "King Kong", and even with a cold I enjoyed it.

I hope it's a good year for us all!!!

Sally said...

Well, you answered about all the questions I was gonna ask, 'cept I didn't know you have to go back to work tomorrow!! Now, you've got me thinking about my taxes, yuk!!

We had peas & greens today also hoping they do their magic for the new year. And, hope yours will be spectacular!! :)

wanda said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all.
Pretty much the same here. I ushered in the new year with a bunch of younguns (one 11 yr old, the rest in their 20's). There is something to be said for getting a New Years kiss from those boys in their 20's.
We had blackeye peas, dirty rice, ribs and aspargus. Does asparagus qualify as something 'green'?

Hoot Nannie said...

Happy New Year, Brenda! Did you ever get Zach to clean up that room? He is such a cutie. Glad you got to go somewhere for NY's Eve. My F-I-L goes to Tunica sometimes. So that is not too far from you?

I guess you will really be busy for the next four months. I did that for 13 years....I would be lost now as the rules change every few minutes! Don't work too hard.

Mark said...

Bending is good.

KB said...

Damnit I lost my comment!! Arrgg, let me just say Happy New Year!!!

Cindra said...

Your evening was much more exciting than mine. Happy New Year!

cas said...

Back to work tomorrow.

I've been working 1/2 days (and taking 1/2 vacation days) since December 14. I wonder if I'll be able to find my back to work.

Leslie said...

Sounds like a fun night out and a good way to ring in the new year. I fell sound asleep on a chair in our living room at 1:30. I'm pretty sure I was snoring -- I'll have to ask my sisters. ; )

Happy New Year Brenda! : )

Dawn said...

Sounds like a fun time at the casino. I wish you would of won, though !!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Brenda !! :)

Joe said...

Happy New year girl! If you have any more money to throw away I'll give you my address! :-)

Phyllis said...

well it is tax time now so we won't be hearing from you as often!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR Miz Brenda!!

David said...

Ah now it the time to hit the gym then. LOL Those jacked up prices tick one off and so many do that on new years eve.

Special K said...

Tax/work time for you already, eh? I coulda sworn that season finished for you not too long ago. Sheesh.

Virginia Gal said...

Happy New Year to you also!

Tiff said...

Hmmm...I was in bed before you were!! However, talk of the buffet and slot machines makes me want to take a trip over to the Casino soon!

Tine said...

I made it until 3:30 am, jolieke stayed up until 4 am. :) happy new year my friend xxx