December 31st, 2016

Final Day of 2016

It's the last day of 2016.

Thank Goddess this year is coming to an end. Sure, there have been some good moments in time this past year, but 2016 saw too many deaths of beloved figures in both music and entertainment, a change in U.S. politics whose ramifications will be felt most strongly in 2017, and the senseless slaughter of too many people world-wide in acts of terrorism and sheer evil. Add to that the rough times I've had this year health-wise and in other regards that I've not discussed this year, and... Well, to reiterate, good riddance to 2016.

It's a Saturday morning, so I'm sitting here at home taking it relatively easy. The weather outside is cold, and the snow is coming down (there's supposed to be another 15-20 centimeters of the white stuff today and tonight), and I feel as if I've not really slept all that well last night. I don't intend to do a lot of stuff today, and I'll see how I feel later in the day.

Time to clean the dishes, and take a nice, hot shower. Hopefully the latter will make me feel somewhat better.

New Year's Eve Thoughts

So, here we are, once again. New Year's Eve.

I haven't planned to do much this New Year's Eve, other than to relax and have a relatively quiet evening, and I don't expect that to change. I'm just looking forward to ringing in the new year as quietly as I can, and it seems fitting that I'll be doing so on my own with a bottle of shandy.

Not even sure that I'll be awake at the stroke of midnight, depending on how I feel and all.

In any event, I would like to wish all my friends a very safe, healthy, and Happy New Year. Be good to yourselves, be good to each other, and I'll catch you here again in 2017. :)