We were delighted to meet my nephew's girlfriend, whom we had not met before tonight. She was very nice and had an easy,conversational way about her. I often think that though people are people no matter what, today's 20somethings are often far less awkward among their elders than kids were when I was in my 20s.
When we got home, I tossed Beatrice's stuffed rabbit around, to her delight. The local garbage truck did not make its run until 8 p.m. I wondered if the workers took the morning off as a last holiday joy.
I am enjoying learning about things called Phenom II x3 and the like. My wife and I made plans to see two movies on Wednesday. The bitter cold is now only cold. I am not bitter. One of my wife's very young first cousins once removed sent us a charming hand-written thank-you note, with a little heart to the upper right, above her signature. One more day, and a new year begins. It's totally irrelevant, sure, but I invest it with lots of relevance.