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Happy New Year!

So today is Feburary 1st, and I will consider today the start of the new year. January sucked too much to be really considered part of anything I want to have to do with.

And with the new year, we bought our tickets to Jamaica for Graham's brother's wedding in April. The flights are direct, and I think we'll have a very nice time.

And with the new year, it's freezing here! Literally! Nights in the 20s, days in the 30s. SNOW(!!!) on Friday. I realize that a good hunk of the country has had more than enough snow this year, but this sort of thing doesn't happen around here all that much.

And the world seems to be shaking upside down. Everyone's atwitter about whether the health law will survive the ruling in Florida (I think it will, but I'm an optimist when it comes to this sort of thing). Egypt is on the cusp of something remarkable. The Republicans seem to be more interested in making all sorts of symbolic stances than doing anything productive to run the country. And I think we'll all end up surviving somehow or another.

I don't know what the future will look like. I've given up trying to predict that fickle beast years ago. Nothing ever turns out the way I expect it to, but I do know that the suprises that life throws at me are usually for my own good.

And so, the do-over for the new year begins, and I already feel better.

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cricketnyc
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
I fucking love this idea and am stealing it from you.

**HUGS**
mskauri
Feb. 2nd, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Hooray for do-overs!

I feel ya on your observations re Egypt, health care and the GOP. Nice to know I'm not the only one thinking similarly, esp on health care and the GOP!
electricland
Feb. 2nd, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
I am also trying a do-over for the new year. I was just feeling kind of bummed about said fresh start not going so well but your post has made me much more optimistic -- thank you! Hurray for new beginnings.
stexgirl2000
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
I am glad you're feeling optimistic about the Florida ruling, I hope you are right. And I hope you are right about the Republicans being more interested in making symbolic stances than doing anything productive, although the redefining rape bill to restrict abortions has me worried.

Snow in Texas, especially down Houston way is something to enjoy. I think the last time I saw snow in San Antonio was in '85.
raithen
Feb. 2nd, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
The CHinese NEw Year is on Thursday, so you are right on that schedule ;). year of the Rabbit, here we come!
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