if the first weekend is any indication, the year will be a sweet one. my parents completely spoiled me with a daytrip up to asheville on new year's eve and a new year's day dinner with all the lucky southern trimmings; it's going to take weeks to undo these last ten days of nonstop family time and in-house laundry. but i'm home from home now, and this is the hard part: living the life i love in the city i love with people i love…far, far away from the other people i love. i'm terrible at goodbyes and, as far as i can tell, it doesn't get easier. so here's to a happy tuesday, a blessed 2012, and getting back into the swing of things, yes?