I wanted to draft a long e-mail to all of my friends and acquaintances this afternoon, but then my e-mail program broke in the most horrible way, and I was only able to fix it and retrieve all my messages a couple minutes ago. Now I’m too tired to think up anything too whitty and thought provoking. So, I’ll spend my last bit of energy before Christmas and write here.

This has been a good year for me, and I have much to be thankful for. Of course, my marriage and the impending birth of our child has been the largest news of the year, but I have many other things to be thankful for. Starring in one production, having a pivotal role in a second, and then being cast to star in a third has been great, plus all of the commercials and rock videos and short films I have shot this year. With the acting industry in Ontario being in such a shambles I’ve done alright. Nothing too exciting yet, but I’ve had a lot of fun and that’s really what matters in the end.

I have a new job to be thankful for. It’s not quite what I expected and I don’t love it…but it is acceptable for the time being. I do have a good team to work with, with a boss I like, so many of you would agree I should count my lucky stars for that.

My artwork fell away this year. I created four posters for theatre productions, but that’s really it. I think it’s due to I reached a threshold with what I know, and hate just plunking out the same old stuff. I need to learn some more techniques that will facinate me enough to get back into the groove. I’m thankful for the fact I have the ability to teach myself these things. I’ll be even more thankful if I find the time to do it.

I’m thankful for the lovely martini set I just received for Christmas (Melanie’s family are German, and they celebrate on Christmas Eve). I look forward to mixing drinks and kicking back with my friends, who I am extremely thankful to have in my life. Diane, Ric, Andrea, Ted, Greg, Joe, Quin-Chi just to name a few. Hope you all have a great Christmas!

That goes for you all. Please have a great day! I’ll be back on the 26th to write some more. Cheers!