Our main plan for the day was for Nomi and me to buy iPods, and in the middle of the day we drove out to an Apple store and did so. I started feeling rather blah, though, and when we got back to the house, I crawled into bed, dizzy with chills. Sure enough, a thermometer confirmed that I had a fever.
I stayed in bed until the fast ended, and then we went to the home of osewalrus's brother to break the fast. I was feeling better, and the food (especially the fettuccine alfredo) definitely helped. However, Nomi and I decided not to go to any parties or gatherings that night; we stayed in the house, and I faded off to sleep somewhere around 10:30 pm. It was the first time in a long time as far as I can recall that I was not awake at midnight to acknowledge the new Gregorian year.
As for today...
Today I am working, and in the afternoon I will run a few errands before going home. Nomi and I will be going to a small, intimate gathering of friends to welcome the new year, and then we will walk home and go to bed. Tomorrow we have plans to see other friends for a few hours in the middle of the day, but for the most part everything will be low-key, which fits my mood.
Have a happy new year, everyone.