|This Christmas tree has about one day left before we pack it up again.|
I'm not really one for retrospectives, looking back, "best of" posts - I enjoy others' musings in that regard but it's not something that comes naturally for me to do.
So I'm not going to do it.
What I am going to do is apologize for being a lazy blogger this week - my only excuse is that having an apartment worth decorating for the first time since 2006, and the money to actually do it (unlike the last time I had a place worth making nice), and I've been spending my time, energy and money making that happen.
I'm hoping to kick off 2012 with a few posts I have up my sleeve - there's no plan to get hideously drunk, or even buzzed, tonight, so I'm hoping to get on the ball with that as early as tomorrow. I might even blog from my tea room (above)!
I am posting these two vintage poster shots because we found them - in their frames - wedged between the dryer and the wall in our back room. For serious. I couldn't bear to let them molder there, so I took them out, cleaned them up and hung them.
So anyway, I'm really not one for retrospectives but I do like to look forward.
With that, happy new year to you all. My 2011 was pretty good (other than having all my small electronics stolen on a bus in Turkey) - I got to visit my "homeland", my mom got a clean bill of health after a scary battle with cancer (WOOOOO!), I saw friends and family, I made some new friends, I got a new apartment, and I've managed to steer my social circle towards a group of great people who not only I want to see, but who want to see me. They, along with my excellent husband, have made Taipei more than a pit stop or fun "for a few years" diversion, but a real home. For me I hope for more of the same, because I really can't complain about how the year turned out.
I know a lot of people, though, who had a terrible 2011 and can't wait for the ball to drop. Friends with money, social or even mental troubles, family issues, family illnesses, unemployment, hating their job, even death. For them, I hope 2012 brings better tidings.