December 31 - the Morning of New Year's Eve

1) Up just before 6 AM after having gone to bed after midnight. Candlelight coffee in the parlor, devotional, and the Boston Globe. I predict a NAP early in the evening.

2) There is simply too much to do - and I do feel like I'm putting the zzzzzzzzzzzzz in laissez-faire this morning - and I'm going to have to become comfortable with some things just not getting done.

3) I do love the last day of the year! The taking stock, the speculation and planning of what's to come, the anticipation of the joy I always find in New Year's Eve, even the bitter cold - though that last is strictly from a sense of tradition and the knowledge that I have clean long underwear.