That’s it. We’ve done it. As a planet, as a species, we’ve somehow made it to the year 2020 AD without destroying everything…for the most part. Climate change is still a big issue on the horizon. Plenty of animals have gone extinct, largely in part due to human activity (read: human stupidity). The oceans are polluted beyond control with plastics. But, hey. At least we haven’t nuked the Hell out of each other yet.
I am looking forward to this new year and to the new decade. I’m wary, though. Nothing is promised. Anything can, and probably will, happen in the coming days, weeks, months, years. What will the future hold? No one can really say.
On the plus side, my spouse and I managed to get our apartment cleaned. Seriously cleaned, too; it looks freaking fantastic in here now. Jasper, our fur baby, was so pissed off at us that she hid under the armchair for about three hours, though. That was the one place we didn’t manage to look, so Covey and I were terrified that she had somehow managed to get out. Aside from the cat being antisocial for a while, though, I’m super happy with how we did. It’s not like we are messy people, but with everything that’s been going on lately, we haven’t really had much time to do as much around the apartment as we would have liked to.
I won a Kindle copy of this book (The Witch and the Guillotine by Daniel Sugar) via Goodreads’ giveaways. That’s great and all–and I will be posting a review soon enough–but it’s a sequel! If I remember correctly, there was no mention of a first novel in the synopsis when I applied to the giveaway. I don’t really feel like spending the money to get the first book in the series, so I’ll just jump in all willy-nilly. Hopefully, it will be well-written enough so that I can understand what’s happening, and what has happened.
We ordered calendars today, from Amazon! Covey wanted a Bob’s Burgers one (which, by the way, awesome show!), and I wanted either a fantasy-art one or a Hatsune Miku/Vocaloid one. In the end, I opted for the Vocaloid one even though it was a dollar more expensive. It sort of goes with the little nook of the craft room that holds my desk area. On the walls, I have a big blanket of Hatsune Miku, as well as a Sailor Jupiter wall scroll. There are some other anime/video game tidbits there, too.
So my spouse is a big Magic: the Gathering fan. We both play the card game, but she absolutely loves it. I do too, of course, but that’s only because she took the time and effort to explain how to play to me. Anyway, I bring this up because, while cleaning, we found part of her collection of cards! They fill up an entire reusable cloth bag–and those things are rather large. I think I’m going to talk her into sorting through them, and of course, I’ll talk her into making some new decks to battle me with! It should be a bunch of fun.