|BOOZY WOOZY LIZZI!!
||[Jan. 3rd, 2005|02:48 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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New Year was fantastic - missbumpkin came out with us and we had champagne and a jolly old time down at the pub, then off to Zandra's for a houseparty. Finally crawled home at about 4am and stayed in the kitchen drinking till 6am when Adrian and Chris left and we went to bed.
Wasn't remotely hungover New Year's Day, though I was a LOT fatigued and sat in the pub somewhat comatose in a corner in the evening lol!!
Yesterday we finally regained consciousness - and went out for a Sunday roast and looong walk through the park, then back out to the pub in the evening for more beers with peeps, then to another late license bar till 3am, then to a mates house to play GlobeTrotter Trivial Pursuit... Too much beer and red wine and smokes later we got home about 4am, and slept till 1pm when Adrian rang me.
Today I am rather hungover indeed, Adrian and Neil have been up to collect the washing machine - I am lending it to them indefinately as theirs has died a death and the whole house needs laundry done...
Not sure what we're up to this evening, but I'm not back to work till tommorrow night so I expect alcohol may be involved at some point. There is also a Nick Drake documentary on Radio Two at 6pm, so I MUST go out and get tapes to record it!!!
*big New Year hugs to all*
Gemini Year 2005 Overview
Provided by Astrology.com
As a joint financial matter finally draws to a close in winter, you're finally feeling able to turn your attention toward enjoying life -- and there'll be plenty of opportunities to do just that in February and March. From the 9th through the 15th of January, though, you may need to tie up a few loose ends, but if you can buckle down and do it, you'll reap the rewards of hard work. The full Moon of January 25th will also provide you with the inspiration to keep on going, no matter how hard your work-oriented challenges are -- and to finish up, too! For the rest of the season, you'll be able to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Your friendships and group connections may change during April, or you may be put in charge of a previously recreational situation -- but you'll just love it. Being in charge will come easily to you during May and June as well, and you'll gain new admirers and lots of new friends who can't believe you're not too good to be true.
Abrupt and sudden changes during summer may not seem to be of the long-term variety when they occur, but if you take a step back and look around, you'll realize that you're really at the beginning of a metamorphosis -- and at the end, you'll be glad for each and every event that contributed to making you 'the new you.' The full Moon of August 19th will give you a chance to express yourself in a whole new way, too. Don't let it go by without taking advantage of it.
During fall, once again, your focus will turn to relationships -- and what to do about them. Money that's owed to you may be repaid, however, and a favor you'd long forgotten about will be returned -- further proof that the good we do comes back to us tenfold. You'll also have the chance to make some extra cash and have some fun, too, so if a hobby suddenly turns into a part-time job around the holidays, make time for it.
Love and Relationships
Your New Year begins with you all over the place in the realm of romance, with the kinds of ups and downs that make other people crazy but actually manage to keep your interest high. Be prepared to make a decision about your love life in mid-January, though; keeping a particular option open is no longer, well, an option. After some brief but informative deep thoughts at the outset of February, you enjoy the many sweet treats the rest of the winter sets out for you with your trademark wit and liveliness.
Mercury goes retrograde for almost a month beginning March 19th, which may bring misunderstandings worthy of a romantic comedy into your life, but with your quick thinking you can turn potential crises into sudden kisses. But you should also look beyond the physical to deeper aspects of people now -- including yourself. You get special access to this new level at the end of March and beginning of April, and your powerful intellect sees how sexy it can be. May and June find you in charge, with your sweetheart or any number of potential ones following along happily.
Matters of the heart require your focus the first weekend of July, rewarding you with the kinds of conversations and flirtations that have you practically falling in love every other minute. You'll enjoy summer's rapid-fire romantic activity, with something new always on the horizon, whether you're single or conducting a raging romance. Even a little oddness in August just adds more color to the overall picture. As for the weekend of August 26th -- well, watch out, world, here you come.
Come autumn, your bewitching variety of talents ensnares you in something that could be serious -- if you let it be. The 10th and 11th of September offer insight to help you decide. It's spooky how sexy you are on Halloween, and the attention you get may even be (almost!) too much for you. But beware of another Mercury retrograde from November 13th to December 3rd -- say what you mean and mean what you say. Then get yourself under the mistletoe the weekend of December 23rd and kiss the year good-bye -- and someone sweet hello.
Career and Finance
If you can push yourself hard through January, the rest of the winter will be a snap. Close out any pressing financial issues as early as possible -- definitely by the 15th. It won't be the easiest time you've ever had on the job, but the rewards will be worth it. The 25th of January brings a full Moon and eleventh-hour inspiration; you should be able to push the rest of your big deals through by the end of that week at the latest and enjoy a few months of comparative relaxation.
Leadership will be important through the spring. April might bring a transfer -- probably not across the globe, but definitely bringing new responsibilities. It might seem almost silly to be in charge at first, but you'll find that it grows on you as you gain confidence quickly. Those working most closely with you will appreciate your new style.
Change is good, right? If you're down with that, then you'll love the summer. You might be lucky enough to be party to an industry-wide paradigm shift; on the other hand, you might just see yourself take a sharp left turn careerwise and end up somewhere you'd never have expected. July 21st brings a time of radical new ideas -- follow them up diligently and you'll be exactly where you're supposed to be.
Your flair for wit and charm will serve you well in the fall, as you'll need to acquire new contacts and massage old ones to keep ahead of the game. Financial problems will work themselves out as if by magic, and you might find a way to make money from an unexpected source. Someone from your past will contact you in the second week of November, possibly seeking a recommendation or renewed partnership. Follow up on the opportunity and continue working on other alternate revenue sources through the holidays.
Your New Years Resolution Should Be: Wake up before noon
You've been accused of sleeping your life away
And it's a little bit true - you are really into your pillow
In fact, it may be years since you've seen a sunrise at the *start* of your day
Sleep a little less. Some sunshine would do you good.