the new year is here and though i welcomed the year in a dirty shirt and shorts while grilling slices of pork belly, i somehow doubt that would dictate things for the coming year.
i've taken stock of 2010 and for the most part it's been good. let's not think about the other parts.
i have a lot to be thankful for. i got to spend a lot of quality time with almost all my sisters and the kids, my parents are still kulit as ever, and the work has been good, barring all the disappointments with the justice system.
met some new friends who became old friends in record time, learned how to make paella and callos (thanks ate mia!), baked a thousand or so cookies, and pretty much went back to cooking. got in touch with old friends, something i will always be thankful to social networking for.
of course it was also gadget/accessory year for me. got a 1 terrabyte hard drive, a kindle, an iphone 4, and an HD mini-cam.
but honestly, i'm not sorry to see 2010 go. i had a lot of realizations that year, and a lot of heartache. plus relationships gone awry, friends lost, money misspent, things said that should have been left unsaid, beers undrunk (is there such a word?), promises not kept, tears shed, flu that recurred....and the list goes on.
that's over and done with and time to move on to the next year. i am hopeful that it will be a better year, not just for me, but for everyone. and of course, da pilipins.
maybe this year i will also find a gadget bag to fit all my gadgets nicely (or maybe i'll just make one).
for 2010, i apologize for every unkind word and every uncharitable thought. i thank the Big Guy and the powers that be that i am still here, today, ready to face the world anew.
2011, here i come!