Really. It IS quiet. I would assume it’s because so many people are nursing hangovers this morning (and it brings up an incredible urge in me to run around the street banging pots and pans together and yelling at the top of my lungs). But it is very quiet today.
We spent New Year’s Eve doing what we enjoy: sitting on our butts in front of our computers. BDH was saving the universe from evil playing WOW with Ed, and I was reading the spoilers for season 3 of Battlestar Galactica. So all in all, a nice night.
I am glad to see the end of 2006. It wasn’t an annus horribilus like 2004 (where we stayed up until midnight on New Years Eve just to be sure the goddamn year was really well and truly over), but it sucked pretty hard in a lot of respects. It was emotionally, physically and financially difficult. It was full of marginally painful procedures and very painful disappointments. But, 2005 was better than 2004, and 2006 was better than 2005. So maybe 2007 will be a good year for us.
It’s hard to know. Right now it stretches out before us, and the prospects look iffy at best. Opus may not come home from the hospital, if the problem turns out to be a fast-spreading cancer throughout her abdomen as the last Xrays may indicate, and so we may have to say goodbye to her this week. I have no job. We have lots of debt. The money for any more infertility treatment or any adoption process is long, long gone. We have no kids.
But on the other hand, we have each other, and our relationship has been strengthened by all the trials and tribulations of the last 3 years. I am not making much (if any) money, but I am happy doing what I love for the first time in my life, which is writing. We may still get our Bubby back, and we also have 2 wonderful cats who are healthy and happy. BDH has a job that he loves. We have good friends and family. We have food on the table and a roof over our heads, and really, we want for so little. We have lots of blessings, if we take the time to look.
So as we head into 2007, we will try to keep our thoughts optimistic, and take each day as it comes. We will do the best we can with what we can. We will try to be hopeful and positive and grateful. We will remind each other of our blessings. We will try to make this a good year.
Happy New Year to all, and may the new year bring you health, happiness and prosperity.