Honestly, you meet the most appalling sort of people....

Giles ,'Chosen'

Goodbye and Good Riddance 2021: Let’s Hope Next Year’s Variant is Better  

Take stock, reflect, butch, moan, vent. We are all here for it.

Trudy Booth - Dec 20, 2021 7:27:13 am PST #26 of 86
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

Oh DCP, that's four or five years crammed into one.

Here's to your 2022 being simple and kind.

JenP - Dec 20, 2021 7:37:30 am PST #27 of 86

dcp, that is so much to deal with. It is good to hear that keeping it beaten down is working.

In card news, thanks, Laura for the seeds of love, and sj... could your girl be more awesome? Evidence suggests not! Love having you all on my mantle!

Dana - Dec 20, 2021 9:38:28 am PST #28 of 86
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

We're glad you're here, dcp.

meara - Dec 20, 2021 11:21:12 am PST #29 of 86

Ooof, dcp, that’s a lot!! Glad you’re still here and kicking.

Toddson - Dec 20, 2021 12:34:09 pm PST #30 of 86
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

My wish is that we all have a boring 2022.

Beverly - Dec 20, 2021 6:27:13 pm PST #31 of 86
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Very boring, indeed. Snooze-worthy, in fact. We all need a breather.

That indeed was a hell of a lot to get through, dcp--so glad to have you here.

sj-the card is adorable, thank you.

Laura--hugs to you, just 'cause. You too, msbelle.

sj - Dec 20, 2021 7:38:03 pm PST #32 of 86
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

sj... could your girl be more awesome? Evidence suggests not! Love having you all on my mantle!

I cannot see how, but I am biased. Thank you!

NoiseDesign - Dec 21, 2021 9:42:33 am PST #33 of 86
Our wings are not tired

Holy carp DCP, that's a lot. So glad you are here.

askye - Dec 23, 2021 10:30:34 am PST #34 of 86
Thrive to spite them

Laura- I got the card you sent! I'm sorry I didn't post earlier, it got mixed up in other mail and then I went and wrote something out and wandered off and forgot to hit post.

I put the seeds in a safe place to try them out in the spring.

flea - Dec 31, 2021 2:00:34 pm PST #35 of 86
information libertarian

Man this was a weird year but overall I think it ended up being kind of good for me? We hard-carried Casper through to a successful high school graduation. I dug myself out of a pretty deep depression hole. I got three job offers and accepted two of them. I netted a $43,000 grant for work on my first try. I worked for people who acted like I was a human being. We got a dog; I realized I am so not a dog person; mr. Flea loves the dog so much and is now leaving the house and walking 4 miles a day for her sake.

The big news is I took the job offer in Cape Cod so in three weeks Casper and I are moving there. Mr. Flea and Dillo will probably follow in June. It’s a big change and a lot if work and I alternate between joy and asking myself what the hell I’m thinking. We’ll see!