As mentioned in
my last post New Years was fairly subdued. We went over to
Chuck & Tracy's and spent most of the evening with them.
Funny story, anyone who knows me knows I'm a cat person and
am pretty ambivalent about dogs. And on the dog scale small
dogs are much further down on my appreciation level. But I
met their new dog which is a Chihuahua and fell in love with
him. Apparently he's not crazy about men but by the end of
the night we were best friends with him hanging comfortably
on my lap. We left in time to get home before midnight which
was probably a good thing as I hear someone was up to 8 in the morning spilling wine everywhere...
When we got home
we dutifully headed to the neighbors and did the countdown
and the smoochy smooch. Another year was done.
So by now I'm
supposed to have bought a new gym membership and pledged to
be healthier right?? Well I haven't made any resolutions,
but I was going to try and have a 'dry' January and not
drink at all. You know what they say about best
intentions...we went out one night while the World Junior
Hockey championship was on and I decided to have 'just one
beer'...needless to say it was a late night and I felt like
crap the next day. Ok, so maybe I'll try a dry February.
Nope, going on a cruise. Perhaps March? Ya, let's go for
I had planned on
updating this website and bring it into the modern era -
well somewhat modern anyway. Early last year I had begun
tinkering with Microsoft Expressions which was their web
design software that went end of life but which they made
free after. I was somewhat well underway with getting
familiar with it and migrating this site when my hard drive
crashed and I lost everything. I've only recently looked at
it again and it's disheartening having to start from scratch
again. Pretty sure I won't meet the 10 year March
anniversary of getting it done, but I do hope to get it
complete sometime this year.
I also recently
jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon. I was literally sick
to my stomach when I realized that had I got in when I first
heard about it I would have been able to retire. But back
then I didn't really understand it so I ignored it. So in
the spirit of FOMO (fear of missing out) I signed up on an
Exchange and started trading. Of course as with most things,
by the time the mainstream media notices and Joe Sixpack
hears about it the window of opportunity is largely gone.
But we'll see. Although Bitcoin is what everyone is talking
about I'm more interested in
Ethereum which I think will end up dominating. It's been
fun watching the wild price fluctuations. Unlike some
people, I haven't mortgaged my house to fund my holdings so
I'm not about to jump off a bridge when it's tanking. At
last count I've made a whopping 2% on my investment.
Not much else is
new although in a nod to our getting old Chris & I have
recently discovered the joy (frustration) of jigsaw puzzles.
Our kitchen table is now a work area to some monstrously
hard puzzle from famed maker Cobble Hill. We're almost done
but now all the remaining pieces don't have any identifiable
markings so it's simply trial and error to get them to fit.
So ya, in addition to reading books before bed we're now
full fledged puzzlers. Next up we'll be playing bridge with
the 'girls' on the weekend. Sigh.