Saturday, January 9, 2010

Where does the time go?

How the heck did it get to be 2010?

Do you remember where you were when it changed from 1999 to 2000 and everyone was convinced that the world as we know it was coming to an end? I do. I was sitting at a table with my husband, mother in law and sister in law. The kids were playing in the other room. We chatted and then the clock chimed midnight and you know what? NOTHING happened. Not a single glitch. Kinda disappointing.
Now, it is a decade later. 2010 still sounds futuristic to me somehow. I have high hopes for the year though. My workload has certainly increased and that bodes well for the year. I am going to be doing classroom presentations to kids this summer, which I think will be great fun.
I really, really want to take a vacation this summer. I missed it rather desperately last year. We took several fun short trips but that just wasn't the same. I need to pack for a road trip. I need to go away from work for at least two weeks. I need to pack up my favorite clothes and books. I need to see parts of the country that I haven't seen before. I need rest parks! See? I told you. I need a vacation.
As the year begins, all of my children are in a good place. Nicole and Jon have been together for almost a year (amazing!) and going strong. Caspian is actively working with Habitat for Humanity and enjoying it. Coryn hasn't found his direction yet but he will--he's only 13, so there's time.
I'm feeling pretty good. My only real hassle is my right arm. Lots of carpal tunnel going on so I do most of my work with a wrist brace on and sleep with an ice pack. I consider amputation on a fairly regular basis but that would significantly slow me down and I don't want that.
I've been writing letters whenever work allows for it. I must admit I love it. Getting the mail is ever so much more fun when there are letters in the box. Checks still get top priority, but letters are a close second. If you're interested in letter writing, check out the Letter Writers Alliance and the Letter Exchange.
Well, this is far from the most exciting post I've had but honestly, not a great deal has happened in recent weeks. Christmas and New Year's were over in the blink of an eye and now I'm trying to keep up with deadlines. I love my job once again.
Drop me a message if you stop by. I will try to get back a little sooner this time! Ha, there's my first real new year's resolution!


Ami said...

Well, I'm a lot younger than you are, so the year 2000 is sort of dim in my memory.


Amazing how people were freaking out. One family I knew had 'bug out' packs.. so they could trek into the mountains and hide out while waiting for civilization to return to normal.

Ha. Like our civilization is normal in any way.

Ellen said...

You're right, Tami. It is hard to believe that all the hoopla and dire warnings about the end of the world at the turn of the century happened ten years ago. That seems like a long time, but it feels like it was not that long ago. I wonder what ever happened to all the emergency food people were buying? Probably still taking up space in people's garages and basements.

I like your resolution!

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