It's less than an hour and a half before midnight on New Year's Eve. We celebrated New York's new year at 10 p.m. Mountain time, and Lori and Michael went to bed, but Ben is being a trooper and trying to stay awake for 2013. I've cracked open a Bristlecone Brown Ale (microbrewed in Utah -- yes, we have microbreweries here, some good ones, too) and am watching "Return of the Jedi" on Spike. Here's my customary last blog post of the year.
I would be cliche to say 2012 went by too fast, because it did. The year was great. Fun. Productive. Rarely boring.
Yet, I think 2013 can be better. There's a blanket resolution -- improve everything even if it's already good. Enjoying every minute with my family. More writing (202 blog posts in 2012; can I reach 300 in 2013?). More healthy living. Fewer wasted moments. Efficient, productive days. Enough sleep at nights.
Ben is starting to drag just as the battle of Endor is turning in the rebels'/Ewoks' favor. Here's to 2012. Thanks for being a good year.
Here's to 2013. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to make the most of the next 365 days.