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New Year's Day [Jan. 1st, 2017|11:45 am]
Tony Grist
New Year's resolution: to keep on top of the housework. Ailz says she'll dust and I say I'll vaccuum the floors. We've become lazy, partly because the carer who left used to do bits of housework and we got out of the habit. I don't mind pushing the vac around- not at all, really; I find it quite relaxing.

The morning of New Year's Day is mild but damp and drippy.  We heard some fireworks last night, but fewer than usual.

I refuse to get with the meme that 2016 was peculiarly dreadful. That sort of judgement depends on a selection of news items and considerable subjectivity. Yes, a lot of celebs died but they always do. It's just that we got all worked up about it- probably because of the splash that Bowie caused by dying on the back of a very good and much publicised new album- and started noticing all the deaths and adding them to the growing list we were carrying around in our heads. The Daily Telegraph obituary editor- and he ought to know if anyone does- says there was a much bigger reaping of significant cultual figures in 1997. And as for politics? Well, I lost a good friend by determinedly looking on the bright side- so I think I'll leave that one alone...

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-01-01 02:53 pm (UTC)
Personally, the year was not bad at all. But for the world it was dire politically and in other ways. I don't see how 2017 will be any better on a world level. I hope I'm wrong.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-01 03:23 pm (UTC)
If there's one thing 2016 rubbed in it's that political forecasting is a waste of time.

Like almost everybody else I didn't think Trump stood a chance.
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