UPDATE: Getting ready to head on out and hopefully get pretty tipsy, eat loads of delicious food, spend some quality time with good people and kiss a cute boy round midnight. But a few more resolutions occurred to me.
1. Make better use of your time with loved ones. No griping, no holding onto ancient hurts, etc. More patience and more love only. Because they do that for you and they deserve that treatment from you.
2. DO NOT MISPLACE YOUR ANGER! Recognize where it belongs and keep it there. You got lucky and caught this one in time. Thanks Liz. Good to have someone around willing to keep it real. We chicks need to look out for each other.
See ya next year kids…
Nice way to end the year, hanging with some old, dear friends. I was reminded of a few things I had forgotten — some I could have gone the rest of my life never having remembered (the Halloween story Curt, when you were dressed as Flava Flav. You shoulda left that one alone, man…). It’s funny…haven’t spent time with these boys in nearly 20 years. And yet, we still care about each other. Still pull for each other, still make ourselves available to each other, etc. And tonight I’ll be going to a New Year’s Eve celebration at the home of some people I haven’t known very long — just a year or two. And yet, I have the feeling there are some among that group who would respond if I called on them for help. And there are certainly some I would leap to help out should they need it. I guess what I’m saying is that my resolution this year is to make sure I’m developing relationships like that. I’ve strayed from that effort a little too dramatically in recent years I think, very likely intentionally but that’s a bit of psychology I don’t want to get into. But I think I’m done with all that now. So, bring it on 2012. If the doomsdayers are right, and this is the last year humanity has on earth, then I think the awesome has to start now. And for those loved ones I’ll be missing tonight — Happy New Year and kisses and love and wishes for peace and prosperity. Thanks for being around.