Happy New Year! Today is the last day of the holiday break, and I’ll be busy putting the house back in order, writing thank you notes and generally trying to relax as much as possible before heading into work tomorrow. I might not have had the entire two weeks off, but the relaxed atmosphere and work schedule was enough to spoil me and make me truly dread a full five-day work week. Yet, even as I say that, I must admit I am ready for things to go back to normal, whatever normal is. I guess my idea of becoming independently wealthy and not working for a living may not be the best plan after all.
I don’t know about you, but I am now fairly worried about 2011. I was so full of hope and excitement at the new beginning, but considering how poorly it started yesterday, I am concerned that 2011 is going to be frustrating. I rang in the new year with friends…and a migraine. I toughed it out as long as I could, but when the lights in the sitting area where we were socializing started to make me nauseous, I knew I was done for the night. I woke up feeling much better, weak as one tends to feel after a migraine but much better, until I dropped a bowl and my hand into a pot of boiling soup. Fun times there. We got the kitchen cleaned up and my hand under ice-cold water to minimize the damage. It isn’t bad but I’ll have some skin sensitivity for a day or two. After the kids were in bed, Jim and I settled in with glasses of red wine and a movie. All was going well until I inadvertently spilled my glass of wine on the carpet. So, given what happened yesterday, I’m ready to either start the new year over again or hide in bed until it is over.
I did spend the day yesterday cleaning up some things around the blog, getting it ready for 2011’s reading list and challenges. I still have six reviews to write from books read last month, and I’d like to visit everyone on the blogosphere today as I haven’t done it in ever so long. Add that to everything else I need to do and suddenly, the day becomes a lot busier than I expected. I better get started!
Have a great day and even better week! Happy reading!
LOL! At least I was not alone in a somewhat crappy New Year! You are absolutely correct that 2011 is THE year – for both of us! We both deserve to have better years than last year. Good luck!
Exactly! I got all the bad stuff out of the way. I hope.
Oh, my–you did have a terrible start to the year! Well, the good news is that it can only go up from there!
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YE close is one of the main reasons why I try to avoid mainstream accounting! I have a good friend who also works for a NFP that gets physically ill after the auditors visit because she is so run down.
Thanks! I'm hoping that was the last of the bad luck for a long, long time!
Thanks! That's what I'm hoping!
Thanks! Today was a much better day, so hopefully today is more a sign of things to come than yesterday!!
Well, at least you got all of your bad luck out of the way, so things can only get better!
Good luck easing back into the 5-day work week!
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Things can only go up from here. Happy New Year!
Awww. I'm sorry to hear the year started out which such a horrible beginning. I hope today and every day after it will be wonderful! 🙂 Happy New Year!
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One fortunate thing about working for a nonprofit is that year-end isn't quite as intense, but it's still busy, especially once the auditors come around!
Today has definitely been better.
End of year? Oh, ouch! Good luck with year-end close!
That's what I'm hoping!
It was definitely better today. I'm hoping that it was just a rough start to a great year!
That's what I'm hoping! Happy new year to you too!
Today was definitely better. Thank goodness!
I am hoping that was all the bad stuff for the rest of the year! I curled up with a book and got rid of my entire to-do list. Definitely better than yesterday!
Usually those kinds of catastrophes lead to a good year!!!
Oh no! I'm sorry your 2011 started so poorly but hopefully now it will only improve! I'm rooting for that anyway 🙂 All the best of luck!
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Just think, you've gotten all the bad stuff out of the way already. Happy new year!
Eep! That doesn't sound fun. But today will be better.
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Sounds like you should curl up with a good book today. So what book will it be? 🙂
And hey, it only can get better from here on out, right? 🙂
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Let's just pretend for you that TODAY is January 1st.
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