Our apartment is full - we don't have too much stuff but we have enough that we can't really fit anything else in here without it becoming over-crowded. Daniel and I have discussed up-grading to a two bedroom so we could have one bedroom for an office, but that seems like kind of a waste of money, since we don't really need it. For now, we've decided to stick it out here and save that extra money for a down-payment on a house.
And now, a musing about the new year. With the coming of the new year, there's a small sense of redemption, rebirth, a new beginning, a fresh start. For some reason, when the new year comes around, I harbor a hope that this new year will be different... not so many bad things will happen, people will be more moral, the world will stop it's gradual (sometimes rapid) move towards hell and all things evil. I don't know why I have this hope, but every year I do, and every year, I'm proven wrong. Why can't things go back the other way? Why can't our country become more Christian instead of more muslim, buddhist, atheist, etc.? Why can't other countries have good, moral leaders instead of men like Saddam Hussein (deceased), Mahmoud Ahmadinehad, Hugo Chavez, Fidel and Raul Castro, etc.? Why don't we see more billboards of how abortion stops a beating heart and less of Calvin Kline's barely clothed models? Why doesn't the murder, rape, abuse, and divorce rate go down instead of up? Why doesn't our country, our world trend towards righteousness instead of evilness? Of course, I know the answer to this. But that doesn't make it any better.