and a happy new year to you as well

I won the last Tekken match of 2002. 🙂 we ended up going over to a friend’s house and having some snacks, playing some Tekken, and watching the Space Needle fireworks on TV. not a bad way to end the year, all in all…and I’m so very happy that going home after the get-together involved a journey of less than 5 minutes…whereas last year, coming home from the same place involved a 45-minute drive. (oh, and that was quite a journey….)

this year I bought a house, C went back to school, and we got another cat. I got more into technologies that I was already vaguely familiar with, hurt my ankle again, and reconnected with several people I hadn’t spoken to in many years. all of which sounds so simple.

“it was the best of times, it was the worst of times” – that’s how I’ve felt most of this year, both in my own life – all those wonderful things that have happened also brought their own bundles of stress – and with the world as a whole.

I’m not expressing this very well. I’m incredibly happy to have a house of my own: but I’m a little freaked out by all the work involved. I love my job: but it’s a lot to keep up with, and the commute is tiring. the cats are wonderful beautiful creatures: but when Boingo chases Sasha up and down the hall at 2 a.m….well, that’s not so wonderful. and so on and so forth.

blogging, however, in many instances has been something of a lifeline. it keeps me writing, for one. and I’m reading smart, thoughtful, funny things from people all over the world, who I would’ve had no chance to know at all without this…thing…this blogging thing.

so I guess on the balance I’m happy to be alive going into 2003. (wry face)

and my resolution? to pay more attention: to my own body, to my environment, to the people I care about.

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