Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to life, back to reality.

Hi Everyone! It is now officially the new year for me, I have to go back to work today. I enjoyed my two weeks off immensely, so much in fact that it pains me to think about getting up at 5:45 every week day to get into work at 6:45. Yes, I'm done by 8:30 and by then, I'm awake but it's just the getting up that sucks.

I'm actually looking forward to going back to teaching swimming. (although I did enjoy that time off too) I still have the classes I've always had but I will also be training to teach some of the higher level classes to the older students. I think I'll enjoy the older kids who can already swim and are just perfecting technique...of course, it will call for me actually learning technique but I think 8 weeks of training will help me out with that.

We had lots of fun over the break:
  • we visited family,
  • had family visit us,
  • ate too much food,
  • thought about working out but didn't,
  • made resolutions I will surely break,
  • made resolutions I will hopefully keep,
  • visited museums
  • beat my Word Challenge high score on facebook, (yes, I'm at over 55,000 now!)
  • got lots of "new" friends on facebook,
  • realized that The Son's birthday is in a little over two weeks,
  • began making The Son's invitations because I waited too long to order them to be printed,
  • picked my giveaway winners,
  • realized that now I have to finish the items I was giving away so they can be sent,
  • enjoyed my holiday decorations,
  • got irritated by my holiday decorations because they're still up.
  • had a very uneventful birthday,
  • taught the dog a new trick,
  • was forced to "be May" from Pokemon a few too many times,
  • organized my craft room in anticipation for a scrapping weekend away in January,
But, best of all, I got to spend time with my family, friends and loved ones. I continue to reflect on a not so easy year and hope that 2009 will be better but I also realized that I do have lots of blessings and most importantly a wonderful husband and son who love me very much. Thanks for reading everyone...have a great day.


Darlene said...

Hi Caren,

We are back to the grind this morning also. It sounds like you did a lot on your break. Monday's are always our busy day so I hope I don't forget anything. Lexi has school, jump-n-jive (her performing jump roping team) practice after school and then dance from 5:00 - 7:00. Mondays are always hectic!

ChrissyCuz said...

Wow you've been busy. It is back to reality for me also. My boss is back to work, so no more fun at work. So now I have to read your blog from home, this is why I am doing it early. I am still hoping to visit in 2 weeks, as long as the weather is fine. Are we still welcome?

Marie said...

Eww. You get up at 5:45 am??? I can barely drag myself out of bed at 8 am these days... the kids go back to school on Thursday. It's going to be hard to wake up that morning. lol

You've become a facebook addict too? I love it!

Michelle said...

OK Caren, how the heck did you get 55,000 points on Word Challenge? I can't get past 10,000!