Many of my friends had rough years in 2012. Several of them had serious health issues, and several of them lost parents this year. I also lost two work friends, and two cousins this year. All in all, I'm glad to see the last of 2012.
I'm thankful for the many blessings we received this year. (one of them is named Sam)
We will keep to our custom of celebrating new year's eve at home alone, just the two of us.
Hoping for a better year for everyone in 2013!