Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

It was a rough stretch getting to vacation but I made it and have now fully recovered from "real life." Just in time to start up again. We had a good Christmas which included 2 weeks of time with family and friends, tomfoolery and generally committing to going with the flow. We spent an entire evening at Bass Pro playing games, decorating cookies and chatting with Santa. (I hope you like the pics.)

Poor Dena was working and simply could not keep up with what we were up to or who we were with on any given day since I have an extraordinary ability to turn on a dime. We were thankful she managed to be home for Christmas, go out with the fam for breakfast on New Year's Eve and even make it home on New Year's before midnight. I spent New Years watching Disney movies with the kids until they passed out in the Living Room. Exactly my kind of party.  Yesterday was dedicated to detailed cleaning and dog walking.

My mothers shoulder (replacement) is healing well but we are still needed to help every other day. As I go back to work that makes me sigh. Loudly. I managed to set up some nice new opportunities for myself to return to and am excited as well as concerned about my ability to have a good work-life balance. There was no balance prior to this vacation and I hope I did a good job of setting myself up for success. We shall see.

Foster Puppy Oz is still here. He's had applications but not one person to follow through. It's sad because he is not a "crack-head" he's actually grown into a very nice young dog. He'd fit in beautifully if Piggy would accept him but since she has refused to for 6 months my hopes are not high. Lord, I wish he'd get adopted.

As we move into 2012 I have a list of new items to tackle and goals I want to achieve. I hope you do too and wish you luck and skill in all your endeavors.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like my kind of New Year celebration too!

    Good to hear from you. I figured you were super busy with the family. Wishing you a great 2012!