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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! In a lot of ways I'm glad to see the back of 2005, although some Very Good Things happened.

Work on top of the usual holiday crunch has been laying me low. The days after Christmas have been a busy blur.

abooth had a good post about the three types of Christmas, which in a departure from his nomenclature, I think of as Commercial Christmas, Church Christmas, and Holiday Fun. The last has been somewhat lacking in my life (it's one of the reasons I was so peeved at the way my shopping trip to SF turned out) but I managed to recoup some of it yesterday; a break in the severe weather we've been having permitted me to travel into San Francisco for my friend Brian's annual party. Normally I invite friends but was unsure if I would make it myself due to my tiredness and the weather. My NYE is usually pretty low-key but this sets a record. I did wake up at midnight due to the fireworks going off in the nabe.

I have a three day weekend of Not Much Going On, which is a good thing. I plan to "start the year out right". Have already cleaned some, will go to church (I usually do this on NYD in any case ... am glad to not be trucking into the Cathedral today), will cook (must have traditional lentil dish for prosperity, and I have loads of lemons that need to be made into curd) and clean some more, and will read.