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January 30, 2008

Now it can be 2008

Is there anyone else who just felt like January was a big fat extension of 2007, dragging along with unfinished business and untidy ends? I finally gave up on the new year somewhere around mid-last-month when I realized my Christmas tree was still up and I liked it dammit.

Finally I removed the ornaments off the tree right before my quick visit to see my family, but only because the cat sitter was coming and I didn't want her thinking I had finally crossed the line to Real Crazy. I left the tree up, though. Because you know, that says... sanity.

Anyway. The tree is now out in the garage ready to rest for another year. Or ten months, whatever.

So finally I am starting 2008, and I am so happy to be in the new year! I made my list of New Year's Resolutions, I put my holiday wreath away, I even changed the placemat under that cat food from the snowman back to the regular default placemat, which by the way is the farthest reaches of my domesticity. I did my laundry and paid some bills and sent my rent on time and now I am officially 100% in the new year.

Hi! Nice meeting you, New Year!

One of the things that was bugging me was how much of my real life fell by the wayside while I worked on my work-life. So with January's rent I included a list of broken stuff around the house (for example, the oven hasn't worked since Dinosaurs roamed the earth) and to my great surprise the landlord sent folks out to fix all the leaky broken bits and now I even have a working oven, amazing! (Yet ... have I cooked anything in said oven?) (Um, what do you think?)

Getting things fixed around the house was a big improvement in my general funky shui. I also got my passport renewed, and already got the new tags for my Jeep and had a quick checkup at the doctor's office (granted that was brought on by flaming lungs, but I'm still counting it on the to-do list.)

And it's a good step forward into 2008, which began just this past Friday. I hope this is a good year, full of progress and happy events and adventures.

Posted by laurie at January 30, 2008 3:47 PM