Okay, so it's 10:50 on New Years Eve. People might be wondering what I'm doing at home, and blogging on New Years Eve. People who know me however, are not surprised that I'm at home because 1) I had to work at the Family New Years Eve party, and 2) I'm not a party animal. Shocking, I know. Such a disappointment.
And now, on to the wrap-up. It's been almost two months since my last post, but I'm just going to go with the major details - the Holiday season.
It wasn't a very Christmas-y Christmas to start off with. The weather is just not cooperating. Though I much prefer this to the snow-mageddon of last year. I don't really like the snow, but I do like to look out on Christmas eve and see a few flakes in the air, and a light white coating on the ground. Just enough to look seasonal. Not enough to mess with people's travel plans or to make it too cold to move.
But, I did all the Christmas baking this year, and that put me closer to the mood, but it just seemed that Christmas was all just another week away, even when it was as close as two or three days. I mean, it came so quick, and it feels like it should still be about a month away. Strange. Life is going by far too quickly, even though some days seem to be weeks long.
But Christmas was good. I spent Christmas eve with a friend and her future in-laws and family, and then hung out at another friend's and helped wrap some gifts for her brother's kids. None of that seems monumental, but it was nice. Christmas day was a Sunday, so we went to church and then went to dinner with family. And on the retail side of things, I did get a few super cool, and useful things. Some of which I already knew about, and a few that I didn't. Boxing Day was another dinner with friends of my parents whose anniversary is Dec. 26.
And of course, I came home with leftovers, so I ate well for an extra few days.
Before New Years Eve I had to work two and a half days, and then it was time for the Family New Years Eve Party. Three fabulous, fun-filled hours of families and screaming/hyper children. I'm such a fan. We had a good turnout again this year though, and that's good.
And since this is meant to be a wrap-up post, I should probably say that no, my life is not where I would really like it to be this year. But 2012 is a new start, and I'm trying to think positively. I'm going to start a new routine, and try harder to find some new things to add to my life. Maybe I'll try something like joining a book club, or finding a new hobby. I'd like to take a cooking class (cooking for one or two, maybe?). Maybe I'll take a writing class. I do have ambitions, and through those ambitions I intend to make myself meet new people. Because really, if given the option, I'd probably stay at home, with books and TV and not see people. Ever. But that's partly because I deal with people every day at work.
Anyway, that's my wrap up. Next post will probably be resolutions. Not that I really believe in them, but maybe if I write them down I'll make myself stick to them.
Oh, and I should add, that I found out at Christmas that my aunt has actually read this. Part of me freaked out and I came home thinking that I was going to end up censoring myself. The other part of me was kind of excited that somebody was reading. So, hi Aunt Ilene, if you're reading again. We'll wait to see which part of me wins out on the censoring...