ok so 2012. let's see. started it in hammytrammy, jon didn't have a job. then he got a job, and my gallbladder needed to come out. had to stay in the hospital for a few days, then took a few weeks to recover, but now i'm fine, despite being down an organ. oh, while i'm thinking about it, in health news, i also was diagnosed with IC, which i'm finding to be pretty manageable, and an impetus to drink more water which is good anyway. tried a lot of different ways of working out in 2012. spin class was ok, but the gym was so expensive. took up running (again) and this time i realized that i liked it. oh, i started a new school, u of m dearborn. really glad i did. something something, cut to, i realized that i can't function properly within the confines of monogamy. fortunately, my husband is amazing and so i don't have to try. made a couple new friends of varying degrees. bought a freakin' house, the process of which was a nightmare. eventually decided i don't like being a homeowner. now i can't wait to sell. the house isn't bad though. neighborhood is great. spent lots of time with lil, still never seems like enough. finally got strong enough to all but cut my mom out of my life. i don't feel guilty anymore, most of the time. my cousin jamie got clean, maybe for good. my cousin matt went back to jail. mostly i tried to avoid my family or knowing things about my family. it's just depressing. this journal isn't completely TOP SECRET OFF LIMITS and i don't want it to be, so i'll just say i dinged hasek and i haven't wavered from kevin hodson/norm maracle/any number of shit goalies in years, so it's pretty significant. speaking of hockey (even though i'm not) THIS FUCKIN LOCKOUT. ok wait, i guess 2012 had last season in it too. kings won the cup, lids retired. then this lockout happened, and i'm super gutted about it. gordon and meg got married, chris and katie got married. probably a bunch of other people. or had babies. i don't know. no one ever asks me (or maybe will ever ask me) to be in their wedding. i guess i'm not really a poster boy for love? i don't know. i love real hard. i'm in a stable, healthy marriage. whatever. more likely, i'm not a poster boy for friendship. ummm, ok anything else? i'm trying not to be too timely, but it's difficult to not want to talk about things that are currently pertinent. oh, i decided i love philosophy, so now i'm a history/philosophy double major. weird, i know! um, um, skipped thanksgiving and went to chicago instead. didn't really travel much beyond that (bought a house, duh). bought a new car, which i love so much. felt feelings. wrote a recap. alright that's enough. happy new year. let's hope 2013 is better than 2012 (which i feel, despite having a number of milestone events, was pretty lame).