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By atreides (Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:14:58 PM EST) (all tags)
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Seventeen? Only seventeen??? Wow...

Well, this year started with what I thought was a lot of hope. That pooch got thoroughly screwed. But the world kept moving and things found a new equilibrium. Now Welsh Girl is working part time for a local credit union and I am telecommuting part time for a local SEO company and playing house husband. Neither one of us is happiest with this, but perhaps that's a sign of a middling compromise.

The Despoina, of course, is thriving in school. Christmas brought her a Leap Pad and she is already devouring it. She calls it a "Kindle for kids". In fact, that's why the Welsh Parents got them; to keep the girls from monopolizing their Kindles when they visit. Sometime int he near future I'm going to see about a Spanish learning app...

The Duchess also thrives. She got through her ear infections and is healthy and happy. She uses her Leap Pad more as a fishing pole than as an digital learning and entertainment device so her usage will be a little more limited for a bit. Now that she's two, she's getting a little bossier and being a little more disobedient. But she is still our little bruiser.

Welsh Girl has finally finished her manuscript. Her book now needs editing. So that's going to be her thing for the next so long until she's happy with and starts out on the self publishing route that she's pretty much decided on.

As for me, well, I'm starting school again in a couple weeks. I didn't think I was, but my best friend lent me the money to start until tax refund time. Then he turned around and gifted me the money for Christmas. What a guy... So now I've got to get books and what not, but I'm not complaining. Calculus, here I come.

2012 has been both a good and bad year. And I'm looking forward to getting it into my rear view mirror. 2013 has a lot of stuff to look forward to. And that is what 2012 was missing, I think. I lost things to look forward to and it became a huge doldrum until something came along, shook up all the dice, and rolled all the numbers again. And, of course, if I mixed drinks like I mixed metaphors, I'd be out of a job. Either way, we press reset on this year and look forward to tomorrow with all its possibilities. Or some kind of crap like that.

Lastly, I love you guys. And I'm going to keep on believing that until I kick.

And that's about it for this year. See you all next year, folks. :)

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Happy New Year to you and yours! by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #1 Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:02:46 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

yay for ear infections by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:29:00 PM EST
I'm of the type that thinks that kids with a good deal of flu/ear things/etc are healthier when they're adults

Yeah, no. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 11:09:39 PM EST
I mean, to some degree, kids get immunity from being exposed to viruses, bacteria. But the chronic ear infections I had as a kid led not only to tubes in my ears (twice), but also surgery to remove my adenoids when I was five. I've had a genuine phobia of general anesthesia since. Plus, I still occasionally get ear infections and I have hearing problems that the ENT guy said could be attributed to the ear infections.

I'm not saying that my one data point is conclusive proof -- I'm just saying that being happy when someone's kid is sick because it might, down the line, be beneficial, isn't necessarily the most welcome response.
The amount of suck that you can put up with can be mind-boggling, but it only really hits you when it then ceases to suck. -- Kellnerin

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not happy. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 11:39:12 PM EST
Just a data point that the human immune system is complex and sometimes works best when primed.

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You know who else used data points? by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #5 Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 01:20:37 AM EST
Hitler. Hitler used data points.
When you roll with data points, you're rolling with Hitler.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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