After a long absence, I am determined to reopen the Cafe again in 2013. Frankly, I've missed the writing and the visiting and you, my bloggy friends. Part of my focus for this year (I hesitate to say "resolutions") is to spend less time on the things that matter less, and more time on the things that matter more. And so, here I am again.
Since I last wrote in any detail, I said goodbye to a sweet companion of 17 years. The Princess was devoted to me from day one, when she stole my heart as a tiny, wild kitten with a broken leg. One of my favorite memories of her is that on cold nights she used to sleep on my head. It was like wearing a warm, fuzzy, vibrating hat, and thoroughly cozy for both of us. Our last years were particularly good ones; she enjoyed becoming an only cat and having all my attention. I miss her every day.
I have been to some lovely places, made some wonderful new friends, heard some great music, and seen some fantastic art.
One of my law professors used to talk about how juries award damages to injured people by assigning a monetary amount to each year affected. It's a flawed method, and he used to highlight the flaws by asking, "Aren't some years better than others?"
I can confidently say that yes, some years are indeed better than others, and overall, 2012 was one of the very best. Perhaps 2013 will be one of the best, as well.