Still nice and shiny and I’ve done well to not poke it too much lest it get smudged. I’m counting today as the real New Year’s Day since there is outdoor hockey being played.
Can’t say I’m sitting here thinking, “Gosh, 2011 was so great, I wish it could have been longer!” (Been a LONG time since that thought was in my head at the turn of a year…) Perfectly content to have this one in the rear-view mirror.
But, 2011 wasn’t all bad. Got on the road to being a full fledged history nerd. Only 1 trip to Phoenix that was “OMG, oh shit gotta find a flight NOW!!” Not once did my phone ring at 3AM with my grandmother on the other end asking, “Are you sure you did my taxes right?” I’m sure there were other things, but I can’t think of them right now.
The downsides were many trips to PHX, which while they are getting easier, still wear me out. My grandmother is in a pretty bad way at this point – general consensus of the nurses is 1-2 months. Given my grandmother’s adherence to such timelines so far, I’m still planning on being back in April & August.
Though the chances are high that I’ll be making my final trip to PHX this year, there are good things ahead. Registered for two more classes this semester. Hitting the beach again! Lots of resolutions made that will likely be broken in a week.
So, here’s to 2012 going well.