The First

Last night did not treat me well.  Despite abstaining from any revelry, I am exhausted today.  Instead of fun and drink, anxiety and insomnia struck me with their terrible, terrible hands.  I’m trying not to let my anxiety creep up on me, but it’s pretty hard to do.  Not much sleep.

Today is the first day of the year, Sam and I have been cleaning the house thoroughly, and it still is messy.  Maybe 2016 is the year we say to heck with it, and let it fall apart.

It is a slow start to a new year.  I love the clean break of the year beginning, and the possibilities awaiting.  I’ve got a lot going on this year, but I’m most excited to have a summer off again.  To go camping and spend the weekdays doing whatever we want to do – it’s going to be quite a lot of fun.

I’ve not made any resolutions.  I thought about trying to work out every day again, but I’m too sleepy to start today.  I think the main thing I’d like to do is be better at planning ahead.  I’m getting there bit by bit at work and such, but it can always be better.  If I’d planned ahead, for example, I wouldn’t be thinking of resolutions on New Year’s Day.  Maybe I would have a planner already!  Instead, I spent a long time today organizing Hot Wheels cars.

Today brought with it black-eyed peas and collard greens.  It turned out pretty well – the beans didn’t really thicken up as I’d like them to, but it was a bowl of hot porky goodness.  It better do the trick this year.  I need to retire early before Iceland melts and there’s nothing to see there.

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