Happy New Year

Today is the fifth anniversary of this blog. I started on Blogger.com, and moved to WordPress after having issue after issue with Blogger. When I started, I wasn’t sure if I had anything to say, but apparently I do. It’s been a difficult five years, but also happy and interesting, with lots of fun. I’ve gotten more and more discouraged and worried about the state of my country. Things are going downhill fast, and I see no way out of the mire that certain factions have gotten us into. We are losing more of what made us ‘land of the free’ every day, and not enough people seem to care. Giving up your freedom does not make you safer, it just makes you more vulnerable to those who would abuse their power over you. It’s scary.

But I am doing okay personally. Still sick, still isolated, still alone most of the time, but I count myself as happy and having a good life over all. I have good friends who care about me, great (if strange) children, who take after me as far as strangely peculiar goes. We all have our quirks, but that’s what makes us who we are. I like us just fine, just the way we are. I hope all of you out there can say the same about yourselves and your loved ones. I wish you all the best year yet, with lots of love, lots of laughter, and much happiness. Happy 2012.