Well, that was a year. Everyday monotony punctuated by once-in-a-lifetime events.
Once in a Lifetime:
- Most recently, Dave died. (No links: just swipe back and check late October.)
- I sold Mom's house.
- I suppose this only happens once in a lifetime: Gary got his pension.
- I changed my look and tried on a lot of wigs.
This year in creative pursuits, I wrote a second and third draft of the book, then over the holiday I read eight pages of it out loud and realized it needs a lot of work. And that's sad, because I sacrificed the the guitar almost all year in favor of the book. I did make a wee woven basket. And, I learned some Russian but I don't know if I'll continue. Maybe Ukrainian? Or something easier? I think that part of my brain needs exercise.
There were some home improvement projects. I am still on tenterhooks regarding the basement drainage project. There haven't been any problems since August, but who knows what the spring rains will bring? In the meantime I put on a new roof and signed up to fix the medical bathroom ceiling and replace the basement handrail and the back door.
My health continued to stay at its usual level of nonsense, which is good, save for a tiny heart scare. I got over that in time to get Evusheld, which protected me from Covid for a few short days.
What seemed to take up most of my attention this year was being angry at corporations. I was crazed by my inability to get a landline, until the landline user died, and then I was enraged at CVS for their inability to fill a prescription and to get my updated vaccine. They are making Walgreens look good, even after Walgreens screwed me during the Superbowl.
Was it a good year? Not my favorite. This year is going to be better.