So it’s New Year’s Eve.
Shortly I’m going to log off and make fudge and take it over to some friends’ house and sit and play games and talk to people and eat things dipped into other things and drink things mixed with more things (but not very many things because I want to come home tonight safe and sound, so really it’ll be mostly soda) and aside from the fact that The Lovely Rhonda won’t be there, it’ll be a) lovely and b) essentially a repeat of last New Year’s Eve, except I drank more things that time.
I won’t be sorry to see the end of this year in some respects, because some Difficult Things happened, but there were other things that happened that were nicer. So it’s not like it was the worst year ever.
We lost an ebullient backyard Lothario of a cat who mercilessly slaughtered every small animal that crossed his path.
We gained a petite girl cat who loves food in almost all forms and sleeps curled up in an impossibly small ball.
We lost the friendliest, most unassuming fetch-obsessed dog in the world, and with him the, um, fragrant clouds with which he liberally salted the house.
We gained a small black bundle of energy, part terrier, part wiener dog, whose only real fault so far is that he cannot resist the siren call of the hallway carpet if left alone too long.
We endured many discomforts that cannot be discussed here, and we were not always nice to each other.
We always made up and learned from our mistakes. Mostly.
Okay, maybe just Rhonda did that part.
We did millions of loads of laundry, paid many bills, washed many dishes, and sent many text messages.
A few days from now we will stand in front of
a bunch of weirdos our friends and family and pledge to keep doing what we already do, only now with certain legal benefits previously unavailable to us. And we will eat cake and high-five each other, or something, and life will continue as it has but more so.
Come on in, 2013. Stay a while. Maybe about a year?