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January 1, 2019:

WELCOME 2019!

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Well, dear readers, it is 2019.  It seems like only yesterday it was 2018, but of course it was 2018 yesterday so that explains that in a cogent and clear way. So first let me just say that it is my fervent hope and prayer that 2019 will be a year filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.  And in case you haven’t noticed, it’s also January. And it is also my fervent hope and prayer that January will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.  There, I’ve said it and I’m glad and may it all come to fruitful fruition.

I rang out the old year, 2018, by doing not much of anything.  I got seven hours of sleep, got up, answered e-mails, managed to turn about half the sour event of the previous evening to sweet, so that was a big relief and perhaps the other half will turn sweet in this New Year and New Month.  The helper came by and picked up some things to ship, then I went and picked up a couple of packages, after which I came directly home.

It was at that time that I ate some tuna pasta salad, ultimately having the three helpings that were the meal o’ the day, save for some chocolate licorice.  I’m still full from that.  I then listened to music of all sorts, opened the new book document and minimized it so it’s all ready to open as soon as I awaken.  At some point, I sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I watched the first episode of a Netflix series entitled The Kominsky Method. I know it’s gotten fairly good notices but I really pretty much hated every second of it.  I found the writing horrible – the attempts at humor were trite and cliched, and I’m not sure why anyone would ever want to watch anything that’s about an acting coach.  The actors are fine, but I’m really tired of these kinds of shows.  So, there will be no further episodes for the likes of me.

After that, we began our Annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Bash right here at haineshisway.com.  It used to be quite the partay in past years, but we only had a few loyal and true hainsies/kimlets in attendance, and those of us who were there had a fine old time. At around ten-fifteen I shaved and showered and washed the difficulties of 2018 down the drain whilst leaving the happy and wonderful stuff intact.

Then I did my contemplation thing that I do every year – what I wasn’t happy with, how I can improve, and what I hope to achieve in this New Year.  That was about fifteen minutes, I had one more small helping of the tuna pasta salad, since I hadn’t eaten since one-thirty, and then I came back to our partay and then the balls dropped and it was 2019.

Today, I’ll be up by eleven at the latest and I’ll begin writing what will hopefully be my new novel.  I never have any idea of how many pages I’ll get done on the first day of a new book, but I’m certainly hoping for between seven and ten, maybe more.  Then in the later afternoon, as I think I did last year, I’ll have a few people over for some Wacky Noodles, maybe with chicken this time.  We shall see. And then I may write another page or two in the evening.

Tomorrow will be more writing and perhaps getting the commentary for the January Kritzerland show done.  Thursday is a work session, and then I can just relax and write for the rest of what is still in essence a holiday week and weekend.  And then we go right into the Kritzerland rehearsal week.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, begin writing a new novel, perhaps have a few people over for food in the later afternoon, just to have some good New Year’s Day camaraderie, and then I’ll relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: What will you be doing on this fine New Year’s Day?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, as we say a big, happy, wonderful welcome to 2019 – and it is my fervent hope and prayer that 2019 will be a year filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.  And it is my fervent hope and prayer that January will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.

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