Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

And happy healthcare coverage for all those just getting it!

I'm happy about that, but also annoyed since I have pledged to actually find all my various doctors and get all my checkups now before classes start again. I hope I will be able to schedule appts. not too far off.

My New Year's Eve was highly boring ---- I couldn't make it that long with the family (you might remember previous years where I have had a fight and/or tried to leave early) so after 10 days at my parents' house (that's a good long stint for me) I drove back to The Hot Place and spent the NYE alone here, cleaning and organizing. I hope that doesn't become a predictor of the whole year.

I need to finish all my springcleaning and organizing! And do all the crap on that big pile of "do/fix this eventually"! And still need to revamp all my classes and create some new year's resolutions! And let's not forget the top-ten lists! And get back to writing funny posts again!

Ok, so am still at my usual level of wildly overestimating what can be accomplished on my to-do list and making over-the-top,  pie-in-the-sky resolutions. Maybe it's nice to see that some things don't change.

One big change, though, is that I AM STILL EMPLOYED! And I don't need to go to the MLA conference! I wish luck and poise on anyone who is going for an interview, and express many regrets that I won't be able to hang out and have a drink with all of you who are going to present your research. It's good though to have the time off right now --- maybe I can get things so that they are not crazy and overwhelming me this semester.


Susan said...

Happy New Year to you, Sis! And I think a quiet new year's eve organizing and clearing things out is a great way to start the year. Then you start fresh (or fresher). I always do a big clean/organize jam around new years, and the party scene (and midnight) are wildly overrated!

Belle said...

Happy New Year! I echo Susan's sentiments on a new way of ushering in the New Year. Mine was spent elsewhere, but in much the same manner: quiet dinner, bottle of lovely, excellent wine and good friends. And I made my To Do list too!