I cancelled my trip to Seattle... I had freaked out at the thought of being by myself at Christmas, and bought expensive tickets to Seattle, which resulted only in 2 full days there, and 2 days to travel. Plus immediately going to Richmond the next day after the trip to visit grinellian2001. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to just spend the time in Austin relaxing. So I canceled the ticket. So far my days have been rather nice. Yesterday I had a massage at noon, and then nickjong and I made home-cooked dinner, which involved lamb and banana foster that refused to flame. I've gotten two invitations for Christmas day.
I've been feeling more optimistic and less depressed lately. It feels kinda nice. It also helped that I found orchids on my doorstep a few days ago.
Also, I had my oil changed today, and usually they put a sticker on your windshield with miles till next oil change. This time, someone also drew in a smiley face and a rose.
If you're in town and want to hang out, let me know. I'll leave for VA on the 28th.