This time last year, my entire world was just beginning to fall apart… this time… everything is fine, mostly.
If you’ll remember, this time last year half of my office had quit and then my biller went into labor early. Meaning I had to do bill out by myself, and mom and I had to close the year almost all by ourselves. It was the beginning of the worst 7 months of my life.
This year, we have a full office, and actually one more person than usual. Bill out has still been annoying, because the finance office didn’t get the deals in here, but it’s going a fair bit better than last year.
In personal news, Chris and I spent New Year’s Eve with Rob and Amber… because why not visit Ramberland once in a while? They gave us a present of “Drunk Jenga,” complete with rules. I felt bad we didn’t get them anything… Then they had to show us their rats. They adopted rats. Together. It’s… gross. Lol. Cute rats, though. Very social. Very sweet.
The rest of the evening we pretty much just ate taquitos and jalapeno poppers, and played card games. I brought What Do You Meme, purchased specifically for a game I thought I might be good at. Rob Won. Sigh. Amber had been drinking well before we got there, and somewhere in between us switching games over to Unstable Unicorns she went into the bathroom for a VERY long time. When she came out she’d gone from super happy talkative Amber, to very subdued and tired looking Amber. Lol. I think she got sick.
But it was all around a nice evening. I won Unstable Unicorns, and at midnight we shot confetti poppers. Then, since it was three sets of couples (Chris & I, Ramberland, & Amber’s roommates), we all threw confetti on our heads and took selfies…
It was a good way to start the year. The whole weekend was, really.
Chris had Brin last week, and Addi, so he was pretty busy. When it turned out Brin had to leave early, because a big ass storm was coming into Wyoming, I opted NOT to meet her so she could have more time with Chris. I’m not really important. Lol. I volunteered to ride along next time he heads up that way. I can meet Brin and he can show me around his hometown. I also told him we’d visit my hometown one day…. but I dunno when we’ll have money for that. Lol.
After Brin left Chris had to take Addi up to her mom’s for the week. That’s nice. I know Addi misses her mom a lot, so I was excited to hear she was staying the week. I asked if he wanted to come over afterward, and he did. Somewhere around 10 he finally got back and came over. We ordered pizza and played The Evil Within. It was a low key night, but it was fun. I also introduced him to HarmonQuest, which he gets a kick out of.
Sunday morning we slept late and then went to breakfast, my treat. Unfortunately, breakfast tried to murder me… so I ended up going home and laying down for a while, and he went home to do laundry. I apologized, but he said it was fine. He’s suspiciously supportive and understanding… and I love that about him. Later I felt better and asked if he wanted to go do a thing. He said yeah, but didn’t know what we’d do. Honestly, we could do anything and I’d be in, so I suggested he take me to Crit Castle.
Crit Castle is a board game shop equipped with tables for demo plays. They have a whole room full of games you can play. So we went, and his friend Danielle was already there. She abandoned her game to play something with us. I won! It was unexpected but exciting for me. I never win anything. While we were setting up, my friend Autumn came in. I didn’t notice, but she noticed me. It was nice to see her. We played another game I lost terrible at, some Cthulhu game, Lost in R’lyeh. It was fun, but confusing. I’m unsure of the strategy for it.
In general it was a nice new year. So different from last year… I hope 2019 is a good year…