Same time last year was doing my best to get somebody else through a difficult time, doing the same for myself now. Not really much difference in terms of dedication, level of effort, attention to detail, etc.- can act pretty much the same whether or not I actually care about something if I think it's necessary.
Having a beer, listening to Abba. Now the Smiths.
My brother's busily ripping cds. We like music.
Dined on bread & fancy cheeses.