Gratitude for surviving the past year -- just at the time the hardest part of surviving the *next* year begins.
Yeah, I'm grateful for the friends and family and tangibles and intangibles I have. And happy to have survived, and hoping to continue that.
Soon, I'll be encoffeed, and drive off to the parental estate, there to mildly overindulge in food and drink with parents, siblings and -in-laws, nephews, an uncle...
There's always room for one (or more) more, so if you're in the greater Boston area, and are feeling the lack of such an event ... ping me quickly. My IMs and email will be online, but I'll be away from the machine after 1:30 pm or so, until sometime very late tonight.