Happy New Year!

Most of my posts aren’t posted in real time. I do this for a variety of reasons. But this post is, in fact, in real time. It’s, right now, 6:30 pm where I am, on New Year’s Eve, and I thought I’d wish you the happiest of New Year’s.

I’ve spent the day with my family. Cooking, eating, talking, cleaning, organizing. Our house is a little tidier than it was this morning (I reorganized our spices, among other things). And I sent a holiday letter to 40 or so people I haven’t been in touch with in years.

I’m not a big fan of the holiday card to people I’m in touch with. But writing to people I haven’t spoken with in five, ten, or thirty years – that’s a different thing. Writing the letter, and identifying with whom, precisely, I want to communicate – that’s a fun task. I did that, mostly, today.

So here it is, 6:35 (now). In just a few minutes, I’ll grab a salad that T made, and our kid and I will walk twenty minutes to join T and a bunch of other friends, and we’ll ring in the New Year with some combination of food, drink, weed (maybe – just got back from CO, but kids….) and, for sure, mirth.

Mirth is the greatest thing, innit?

Happy New Year! May yours be sweet.

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