And so it begins. The annual hell that is my January. Closing the year and the books on 2010, beginning the new year. The w2's and all that goes with it. 401k tests and paperwork. EOY blues. Yep, that's me.
It has been a very quiet and wonderful weekend. I was at the gym both days, and spent time reading, watching movies, taking down and putting away all the Christmas decorations. I spent some good time with my oldest and husband and two awesome grandsons. I spent some time with Mark and some time alone. I am ready for the hell at my job. In fact, it really isn't that bad. I have done it so many years now, it's just work. If I spend prior time cleaning things up, it goes pretty easily. And I have. Now, I am just ready to get it behind me.
The winter weather is about to kill me. It certainly puts a damper on my life, my lifestyle. I stay in and wait for the days when I can get out again. The cold goes right through me, no matter how much I wear. I have all the layers that I need. I just can't get/stay warm. I think this is the only downside to losing the weight I have the past year. Fat does keep one hot. :)
I am going to Florida next month, I think. I have a need to see my bestest buddy, and he is nearly begging me to visit. Well actually, he is begging me to move but I have no desire to do that. I love to visit, but I am just not crazy about the state of Florida. Yep, it's beautiful. But not really for me. If I were to ever move, it would be to the mountains. When I didn't have to get out and work every day, when I could stay in and gaze at the beauty during the cold months. Yes, that is more my style. So, Iowa it is, I guess, for now.
I am the proud, new owner of a Kindle, since my kids got one for me for Christmas, and I have to say I LOVE IT. I didn't think I could get used to it, and I thought I would miss the feel and smell of a book, but this thing is awesome. And the best part? I CAN SEE IT. No more twenty-five or thirty dollar large print books for me. Thank you guys, it's so awesome!
I also bought a Nu-Wave oven with my Kohls cash, right after Christmas. (It was a present Dave, from meeee to meeee.) It too, is fantastic. It cooks just the way I like, no fat, all flavor, and will save me a ton of money in deli-chickens. I bought a new coffee maker-the Hamilton Beach stay or go, and a new percolator. Yep, that's right. That thing is wonderful, too. It makes the best coffee. It's electric, just plug 'er in and listen to it perk. And you can wash the inside. That is why I wanted new coffee stuff...the damned awful water here was growing mold inside the old Mr Coffee. Ugh.
And so with all of that, I am going to get my butt out of this chair and start being productive for this day. I am in a good amount of pain this morning, and it's time for the drugs. Have the happiest Monday you can. Later. :)