I have been sitting here for forty-five minutes halfheartedly clicking around the web, and I ended up on my own blog to answer the question (asked by myself - the only interested party) of how many New Year's Eve posts I have written.
I'm surprised: I thought it would be more.
I read the post (from 2006, amazingly), then scrolled down to see a photo of my children from Christmas Day five years ago. A five year old and a two year old - how shocking.
As far as recording history goes, this blog isn't much use, is it? I guess the fact that it's public keeps it from having any kind of archival accuracy - I keep my children off the blog, mostly.
But look at this. Christmas week, 2006:
And Christmas week, 2011:
Can we all just sit and marvel for a moment at the lightning-swift passage of time?
A moment is all we have time for, though.
Happy New Year!