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My New Years Celebration...OMG Why did I do that?
What happens when cowboys get together
So we decided to accept the invitation my sister and her husband offered us to spend New Year's Eve with them out at their ranch oh about sixty miles or so from Corpus Christi, where we happened to be living now since last year. My sister and her husband have a house here in Corpus but they also have a nice ranch that they spend their weekends at. This year there was to be a celebration there with lots of people, fireworks, and an all around good time. I was looking forward to it and since I am not a heavy drinker, I figured that everything would be alright as long as I made sure that I followed my limit rule. My limit rule is I stop drinking after I start feeling buzzed and of course no driving, which wasn't a problem as we were planning to stay the night anyway.
So there were more people there than I expected and the celebration was outdoors. We live in Texas, South Texas, if anyone knows about Corpus then they know that it is pretty warm here even in the dead of winter. It was about in the low 50's and we were freezing our sun tanned asses off. So my sister's husband built a fire and we all sat around and jammed to some good ole country music, did I mention I'm from Texas? Okay, that was good I had a couple of glasses of wine, and had some laughs. We did a little two steppin and my husband did his best Michael Jackson move that he would've in his state of mind. Needless to say my husband is white, not only is he white but he is Russian, so it was doubly funny.
Then the tequila happened!
Like I said before I am not a heavy drinker and only had a glass a wine by the time the fireworks started, then the champagne came out in full force and I drank a glass of very good champagne. We took some pictures of the blue moon that was out over our lovely Texas sky and all was well. Then it happened. After midnight came and kisses were aplenty, someone asked me to do a shot with them. I said no, then they did something that I can never ignore, they dared me! Darn it if I didn't do it. I drank tequila, something that I haven't done in years because terrible, embarrassing things happen to me when I drink tequila.
Mostly everything was a blur from there, more drinks were passed around, more pictures taken, more fireworks, me wanting to ride my sister's horse at every one's disapproval. I reluctantly gave up about the horse ride and it's a good thing too because I probably would've killed myself and would have deprived people of anymore hubs lol.
I am such a lightweight
I really am a lightweight when it comes to drinking and last night really proved it. At about 4 this morning people were still drinking, dancing, laughing, barbecuing. I ate a sausage link that I deeply, deeply regret because it didn't like me much and didn't like the tequila that it was introduced to in my system....ughhh
I staggered to bed around 5 or so when the sun was approaching and don't remember much after that. I was awakened with a huge headache and the worst heartburn you could imagine. I sometimes forget that I am in my 40's and cannot do ANYTHING anymore without repercussions.
I spent the day with a very bad hangover and before we left the ranch managed to take some pictures of my husband on the horse that I wanted to ride when I was drunk. I did the plop plop fizz fizz thing and it started working slowly but I slept all the way back home and now just taking it easy cuddled up to my favorite blanket on my couch and I promised myself never to do this again. At least not til next New Year's Eve!