Good grief! I can't believe we're already halfway through January! I'm so far behind in everything... Where DOES the time go?!?
The new year got off to a rocky start for me and mine, but things seem to be evening out and getting back on track.
With all the screaming about fiscal cliffs and gun control and all the other non-sense going on all over the globe I found myself not wanting to write, not knowing what to write about, not wanting to join in the fray... And so I didn't.
But I also didn't want this blog to languish again. It's like calling the old friend/sibling/parent you haven't spoken to in a while - the longer you put off picking up the phone, the harder it gets to pick it up and just make the call. So, even though I don't have much to say, I'm picking up just so it doesn't get any harder than it already is.
Despite the rough start, I feel optimistic about 2013. Last year was pretty much the worst year of my life, so short of some terrible disease or something, I feel this year has GOT to be at least a little better. I'm not asking for miracles, just a little peace and quiet. Some time to breathe, some time to collect my thoughts.
I lost 23 pounds last year and I'm feeling better physically than I have in a long time. My smoking has dropped off significantly which I feel good about. I met a new musician in town and might get out to do a little jamming which is exciting cuz' it's been a long time - too long in fact. Got a call out of the blue from a long-lost relative that I was actually EXCITED to hear from. My job still sucks, but my prospects for finding a new one seem to be improving and I may have a new one sooner than expected (knock on wood!). I have a beautiful wife and daughter and both my folks are still alive and well.
I have a lot to be thankful for.
Best wishes to you all for a fantastic 2013! Thanks for reading.