everything is settled now. i have everything i wanted.
i am a woman of simple needs. i need shelter. i need entertainment, and i’m happy whether it’s a morning with cereal and crochet hooks, or an afternoon with an almanac, or a night at a sports bar. i need the occasional really nice meal, and i’m delighted to dirty my own hands making it. i need a soft place to sleep, and it’s nice to have periodic company there. i need to be able to go out and buy a bag of cherries now and then.
i have all of those things, and then some.
it was kind of a near thing. not too near, not dangerously so, but a little closer than i’d have liked. and i am not a risk-taker, so i’m pleased that on this extraordinarily rare occasion on which i took a significant risk, it all worked out nicely, conventional wisdom be damned.