Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

It's a beautiful, sunny day today. Unlike the stormy, wind rain and sleet of last night. One of our major freeways was closed as impassable due to ice and snow. Great timing for New Year's Eve, eh? But it's a bright new year and I'm so looking forward to a year WITH NO MOVING! After last year, with..was it six or seven moves? Now I've lost count.

Our big convention is this spring too, so I'll need to fly out east to check out the convention center, etc. at least once before. My part is a small one for the event but I'm the first person whom which the attendees see and interact. It's long 12-15 hour days for over a week but it's easily the most fun thing I get to do for work!

As Michelle mentioned in her comment, I can't remember being so relaxed and happy for...well, maybe years and years or even ever! Got my living room finally in place. I had painted the book shelf earlier but now finally moved it into the room, filled it with books and rearranged some of the furniture. Now it finally looks like somebody actually lives in and uses that room!

I did other things but mostly had lots and lots of unaccustomed time all to myself to think and write and dream. At first I was wondering if perhaps I suddenly had too much time to think about things, because for the first time, I regretted selling my little house in the country. But those thoughts were, with all the free time, able to swing back around again. Now I'm simply planning on saving up money to buy land in the country some day in the future, not my original wild plan of selling the house and moving back to the country! I love this house and have battened down some of the windows so the upstairs isn't quite as chilly. I slept in the loft a few times, under the skylight and it was lovely! This house isn't fancy but has all the things I'd dreamed of in a home and thought I never could afford or find them all in one house.

I'm eager to make the blog rounds and hear what you all have been up to lately. But I have to get my Mom in a half hour, so that will have to wait. I'm also looking forward to going to work again tomorrow, believe it or not. I've sort of missed it, or like Lisa, at least have wondered what the latest gossip and outrageous behavior has been that I've missed!

Happy New Year, here's wishing you a bright and wonderful 2007!


Blogger Lisa said...

I know what you mean about having a lot of time to think. I would love to buy a cottage on a piece of land out in the country. Just somewhere I can't see my neighbours basically, I'm sick to death of suburbia now lol Course I can't do anything about that until both the boys are established elsewhere so it'll be a few years yet before I can put that plan into play.

You sound so settled and happy where you are now. 2006 is probably going to be known to you as the "Moving Year" cos lord only knows I've certainly lost count of how many times you've shifted. You could almost start up your very own relocation company! lol

Here's to fresh starts and a prospective new year! *clink*

2:04 PM  
Blogger Aims said...

Happy New Year! You do sound very relaxed & settled. Hope it stays that way for you.

2:37 PM  
Blogger MrGonSings said...

feliz 2007!!!!!!!! Best of best wishes for this year just beginning!!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Nomad said...

Happy New Year with amny sunny days ahead of your :)

2:29 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

Happy New Year.

If you recieve this comment it my forth attempt lol

We got freezing rain but it didnt stop the party.
Its good to be in the right place within yourself as a new year begins.

2:58 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

Happy New Year...and a good one for us all I hope.

3:46 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Indeed PBS, it was very obvious to me, and i'm sure others, the calm & relaxed joyous tone. Reflecting back, really you have had a huge 2006.....very stressful at times. I am so glad you've been able to stop and have "you" time :o) Its so important for all of us to recharge our batteries, life just gets away from us at times.
Here's to a healthy 2007 :o)

3:54 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Sounds like a fine start to a New Year.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

It's WONDERFUL that you have that time to yourself to think and write and dream! What a way to start the New Year! :)

8:55 AM  
Blogger BikerCandy said...

Happy New Year to you too! I hope 2007 holds many new opportunities and adventures for you!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Happy and Blue 2 said...

Hope you have a wonderful new year. And get lots of gossip at work, ha,ha..

6:38 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

ugh i've hated the time to think, too much time on my hands makes me sad sometimes, i'm actually glad to be getting back to work...!!!

its cold here at the minute and we had hailstones in the Lake District on new years day, but no snow

happy new year


5:26 AM  

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