I just wanted to take a quick moment to Thank my readers for bearing with me throughout 2010 (and stretching back to 2009). 2009 was not really a good year for me, as some of you know. 2010 was better -- I found work with my friend Nick, and I was admitted to Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, so that I can work toward my Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design. Quite a mouthful, huh? And as 2010 winds to a close, two semesters are successfully under my belt, with just one two go. Now, my life may have been shortened by the all nighters that I had to pull, and the stress I endured, but I pray that it will be worth it. (And after seeing both of my grandmothers healthy and at their full capacity -- at 89 and 93 -- I hope that I am not yet halfway through a full and prosperous life.)
Laura and I are having a quiet night filled with home cooking and laundry. We will celebrate 2011 tomorrow at Madison Square Garden with my phriends. It feels nice not to *have* to force some sort of celebration tonight, to be quite honest.
Throughout the past few weeks, over break and to celebrate Christmas, I have had the joy of spending time with all of my family -- my sister from across the East River, my brother from the opposite side of the country (Vancouver) and my giving and loving parents in Pittsburgh. We have shared plenty of food, laughs, love and joy, and time with our extended family. Some shopping, lots of music, a couple of games, a hockey game . . . These trips are always too quick, and don't happen enough, so each one feels like it needs to be cherished and stretched as much as possible. Thankfully we had six days, without any travel issues to speak of. Couldn't ask for anything better.
Off to put laundry in the drier. And eat some wonderful pasta. And relax . . . Two hours and . . . 22 minutes left in 2010. Looking forward to a wonderful 2011.