I started the day today with a hard conversation that didn't exactly go well. Was just talking yesterday to a recovery guy about how hard it is to go through the pain of standing up for something and sometimes getting the seemingly-worse consequences of acting, but it being better, in the long run. The daggoned long run. After I got up and walked the dog, I finally watched Frozen. It's frozen out, dead of winter, after all, and other themes from the tale seemed apropos. I did some housecleaning. I made a pasta-style dish out of noodles made of butternut squash, with spinach, diced tomatoes, pine nuts and goat cheese, plus a little acid, as is all the rage. The dog and I went to the car wash.
The pictures in my phone haven't been backed up to the computer in quite a while---about a year, in fact---due to a change of computers thing and some old-computer glitchiness, and I'm thinking it might behoove me to delete some of the un-backed-up ones, such as when there are 10 shots of two cats in a laundry basket, and I don't really need them all. So I started that. And in doing so I had a little review of things that happened this year. After the chorus show and the Trump protests, a stranger helped me at the gas station. I sold an old doll for a lot more than I thought it would bring. I got my hair rainbowed at the only professional hair cut of my life. I took the dog to doggy day care for the first times, but took her with me on a trip to see the eclipse. I quit the chorus board. I had a glitch with a friend that has messed things up, and I hate that. Lotsa withdrawal pain. I got a new roof, a new mailbox, an old typewriter, and new glasses. I watched a lot of noir and was really into Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I set up beneficiaries and wrote a will. And of course I posted a lot of postcards at this tiny little still-there corner of the internet.
And now it lacks but 42 minutes, so I shall ring off with a Happy New Year wish to you. So, Happy New Year!