No family members died this year. I did not have to take care of any family members.
Guinevere got sick and I had a lot of ups and downs with her. I decided to put her down earlier this month. It was cruel to keep her alive any longer. She was 20+ years old and I’ve had her for 14 of them. I won’t say she was an exceptional cat, but she was my companion for many years. I’ll miss her. North Seattle Vet Clinic and their staff were rock stars. Thank you especially to Natalie who texted me photos of Guinevere when I boarded her there for a few days to aid her recovery. I also want to thank Kim for handholding me on Guinevere’s last day. Kim’s one of the smartest and funniest women I know. There are times when she gets fed up with me, but she was still very kind to me.
I miss a few friends who aren’t as much a part of my life as they used to be.
I spent a lot of time on genealogy. I spent a lot of time cheering on the Sounders.
I took a part time consulting job. Working again hasn’t been the easiest adjustment.
My sister moved back to Seattle, so I get to see her and my nephew more often. Joe announced that Sara is pregnant. My initial response was
Holy Shit! I vow to be the bad uncle as much as I possibly can. Dad had surgery for cancer, which has gone mostly well.
I made some resolutions early this year. I failed in all of them. My only resolution at New Year is to enjoy my two month road trip and Caribbean cruise.
I started hosting Pie Night at Voxx Coffee instead of my place. 2011 was the most successful year for Pie Night ever. Spring will be the 10 year anniversary. Everyone should come! I want that one to be hella good! I’ve made many friends through Pie Night.
I’m sure there’s something more that I’ll think is important for this after it’s been posted, but for now, that’s it.
Thing I forgot #1: I participated in the Feminist Science Fiction Book Club through June before that kind of folded. It was a great experience and I wish I could talk books like that more. Also, I did Semi-Social Read Night a couple of times. That was fun too. I want to do more book stuff with friends.