Last night we spent the evening with our friends Chris and Molly—they made a fantastic dinner and dessert, and conversation flowed so freely that we didn't even get around to opening the sparkling wine and toasting the new year. We've only been friends a short while (Molly and I have known each other longer), and barlow_girl and I look forward to deepening our friendships with them. It was a great way to ring in the new year.
Tonight we're off to the Eastside for a postponed dinner with the Dodrills (Snowpocalypse nixed our previous date). Since we're have a communitygroup game night tomorrow and are off to San Francisco for Macworld next week, the calendar feels a bit full already this year, though not in a terrible way.
Nothing I'm terribly resolute about for 2009. Hope to read more and in a more disciplined fashion, with Scripture and a long voyage through the Great Books of the Western World comprising the "big rocks." I'd like to do many things better this year, but that will probably look a lot more like baby steps than anything grand. We shall see.