The holidays were much better than I expected them to be. My nephews continue to be a source of amazement for me. Seeing them grow and change is a wonderful thing. They're so damn smart.
My folks got me a matte cutter for Christmas, so it'll shorten the time it takes for me to matte prints by half (or more-- less? more? wait...). They wanted to get me the digital camera I've been pining over, but it just wasn't economically feasible with everything going on right now. Honestly, I think I would have felt WAY too guilty if they had got it, so it works out better this way. I'll start saving a percentage of my tips and will make it happen by summer, hopefully.
The job is nowhere near as horrid as I expected it to be. Honestly, everyone there is awesome. They've asked me to stay on after the holidays. I start waiting tables in about 10 hours. Not my dream job, but it's not telemarketing or Taco Bell. :)
So far 2005 is off to a pretty decent start, I think.
Keeping a positive outlook