I started this blog right before New Year's Eve over a decade ago. I just checked--it was December 29, 2004! Wow. It's a good time to check in.
Traditionally, I hate NYE. I have made some peace with it over the years, heading to a local bar for a drink or just doing nothing. This year, I have a boyfriend! And we have no plans. I suggested we go see a free art installation at the Yards Park, which involves lights. I think it will be fun and we'll be home before 10pm. Maybe I'll make him stay up. Or not. It doesn't matter.
We had a most relaxing incredibly lazy weekend that involved doing almost nothing. I'm sure we'll both go back to our normal relatively active routines in a few days. Work has been very slow--or at least I've been slow about actually doing any work even though there is work to do.
I've had a variety of frustrations with this new bf. Yet it was such a calm easy weekend (plus) that I feel much better about everything. He is so "there," so present, that it's very easy to be with him. He came with me to Oakland and that was good. He is very quiet but just slipped into the family time like it was nothing. Everyone left him alone and he did start to loosen up and talk a little. But there he is, calm (or anxious underneath), and steady, and not going anywhere. I think I'm not going anywhere either.
Grateful for: a good start to a new year.