Hello, friends! It’s that very special time when I tear off a little piece of my world and share it with you, my poor, unfortunate readers (and the internet).

As always, thank you Lady Di for hosting this event!

Here are the first SYW questions for 2023

 Did you stay up to see the New Year in?

Yes, but not much longer. I was pretty worn out, so at about 12:45, I told C it was time to go to bed. He was less than thrilled with that executive decision.

 Are there any special occasions or events coming up in 2023 for you or your family?

Other than the normal holidays and birthdays, not that I can think of.

 Do you keep a diary?

I just started recently. My psychiatrist asked me to start journaling just to keep a record of my moods, so I found an online journaling app to put some brief notes in daily.

 How did yesterday differ from January 1st 2022 or was there no difference?

Honestly, New Year’s Day is just another day for me. I don’t do anything special other than staying up to watch the ball drop. This year I spent New Year’s Day taking down Christmas decorations because I had to go back to work on the 2nd.


Baby M came back home this past week. She didn’t have much to her name because someone she trusted sold most of her belongings for drug money. BUT, because some people are awesome, I was able to get a futon for her to sleep on. She also, of her own volition, re-enrolled in school and has been job-hunting all week. I just hope she keeps this motivation.

A smile is infectious. Spread it around.

BONUS MUSIC: The World I Know by Collective Soul.