'Tis the season. The last bit of the year, when it becomes obvious that the goals that you had set aren't gonna happen, all the trials and tribulations of family come to the forefront, and the days are the shortest they can be.
Way too many friends this year with health problems, some chronic, some recurring, some new and fresh and shiny. Not a lot I can do there besides be supportive and patient and hope for the best.
Too many friends dealing with relationship woes. A lot of endings, a lot of impasses, a lot of turbulence.
I may have lost a friend, or at least helped create a chasm in our friendship.
But I've also made new friends, and helped cement current friendships.
I've been able to know that I have some really solid friends that have helped me weather the storms that I've been through.
I have a decent job with health insurance for the first time in almost a decade.
I helped take on a feature-length movie, and done pretty well at it.
And I have cuddly critters that don't let me get too far astray.
All in all, I think it's been pretty good for me.
For those of you who are hitting the skids pretty hard right now, I send my love and warmest feelings that I can muster. I can spare a little. :)