1. I wanted to announce that I’d finally gotten a smartphone by posting from it (technology!) next week, but yesterday it was left on the porch when it shouldn’t have been and now it’s missing. I’ll get a replacement next week, but I felt like Sad Christmas Grumpy Cat for a while: 

2. Of course, then I see the Atlantic’s “Year in Photos 2012” and realize how much of the world had so many more problems than a missing package this year. 

3. And it’s Pearl Harbor Day. Also a source of perspective.