Here I am! I didn't fall off the face of the earth. If you follow me, or even drop by from time to time, you probably realized by now that I am pretty scarce around the holidays. I am very busy (who isn't??) but not just busy with all the usual Christmas "hub-bub" but also with taking time to ENJOY this most wonderful time of year. I deck out our home with Christmas spirit in every nook and cranny. It's a lot of work but so worth it. I make sure my hub and I cozy up on a warm Florida's night with the house all aglow. It is somehow so peaceful and relaxing. I love pulling into the driveway seeing our house and Christmas tree twinkling in white lights. My job affords me two weeks off for the holidays so it gives me even more time to enjoy it, but also to finish shopping, wrapping presents, making cards, visiting friends and family, and preparing for the Christmas Crop Party at our house. We traveled this year to visit our families up north, and spent about a week house-hopping from one family member to another, across two states. It is exhausting but always wonderful to see our families who are so far away. It was cold up north, but thankfully it didn't snow and the weather wasn't too bad at all. We had one day where it rained ALL day, but the rest of the trip was pleasant, and not as cold as I had feared (I am a warm weather girl, you know!) My hub and I returned to Florida with a slight head cold, so we didn't make any plans for New Year's Eve. We relaxed and watched movies, enjoying each other's company. Very mellow. Just the way I like it.
So all was well until I went back to work. I don't even know where to begin...my boss (who is absolutely one of the most caring people in the world) told me she is taking another position out of state...I will have a different boss, but also an additional person to report to...they are taking my office away (which is so cute and cozy) and turning it into a small (very small) conference room...I will then be moved to a "space" (think dentist office reception area) that I will have to share with another person...the VP is taking over my boss's office...and now our peaceful and quiet office suite will now be overrun with students traipsing through daily. AAAAAAAaaaaaaah! Calgon take me away. I enjoy stability and knowing my position, but right now I am very unsettled by all this and have really no idea what my responsibilities are going to be! I am hoping for the best, but it's looking pretty bleak. I'd like to stay there, but if I am not happy after giving it a go, then I will probably have to look elsewhere for employment. And so that is why Happy New Year ends with a question mark. A lot can happen in a year. I will just hope it will be better things.