Happy New Year! I know it’s been awhile and while I apologize for “dropping off the face of the earth”, I have sincerely enjoyed every minute of it. I was tired (still getting over that), cranky, irritable and barely crawling to get by. Am I better now? Absolutely. So where have I been? Well…
The holidays were fantastic. I shuffled a bit between family members, but it was well worth it. As I mentioned before, my friend Amy had her baby (Isabella), and Sinthya got engaged. (Update: She’s still working on settling a date for the shindig, but she has officially asked me to be her Maid of Honor, which I gladly accepted and yes, I am honored). My Mom celebrated another birthday and I took her to the spa so she could enjoy a 75 minute hot stone body massage. I got a manicure for myself and that was so nice. (In my crazy few weeks before the holidays, I hadn’t had a chance to get my hair or nails done, which is punishment for me). For New Years, I went to visit some of my favorite biddies in Maryland and had a blast. I absolutely the love Maryland/DC area and try to get there as often as possible. If I could find a job down there in that region (Columbia, MD right on throughout Fairfax, VA), I would do it in a heartbeat. I’ve been saying this for years…but one of these days I just might relocate. It’s close enough to home, but the cost of living is significantly cheaper than my current home state and I have a ton of great gals down there who I would love to be closer too and see more often. Of course, I would miss my family and friends here, but I do believe they know I am an adventurous soul. I enjoy traveling and new adventures and wouldn’t have a problem relocating. Anyway, back to the holidays…
Work is back to being crazy. Despite the fact that I froze my f-cking ass off because our heat was broken (in the midst of the coldest temperatures to date this winter), I’m enjoying it. I’m in the throws of now executing all of my 2008 plans, which we drove ourselves crazy to strategize in 2007. I’ve been saying last year all I kept asking God was too keep me busy so I could take my mind off of some of the things in my life that were in disarray, and He definitely gave me what I was asking for. Now I’m busier than can be imagined.
January is filled with New Years, 2 family birthdays, 4 friends’ birthdays, work and preparation for the 1st half of the year National Sales meeting. But despite all that’s going on, I am thrilled it’s 2008. My motto is “2008 is great”. I have nothing but wonderful things to look forward to. 2007 was a trying year for me…my hardest year so far, but what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. I have to give you give some shout-outs to the people, places and things that pulled me through. Kind of like my own academy awards speech in a sense.
1. First and foremost, G-O-D. I can do all things through Him.
2. Mom, Dad, Jules and Stan: for some many obvious reasons. Thanks for continuous love and support.
3. My biddies: You know who you are and why I love you. Along with my family, you were able to pick me up off the ground and love me at a time when I needed you most…and not because as my friends it’s your job, but because you wouldn’t have it any other way.
4. Work: Although you drive me insane, you help me pay the bills, use my creativity, demand nothing but the best and challenge me; and I love you for that.
5. My local gym: For kicking my tail. Working out is my outlet. My time. Love it.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying the new year thus far. I can’t wait to catch up on your holiday-tales, as I catch up on some of my favorite reads.