Monday, January 01, 2007

Starting over

Happy New Year! Why, yes, I am remarkably behind. I suspect a good resolution for this year would be not letting my job take over my life, but there is a lot to be said for losing weight and getting more organized.

I’m just going to make this a short one, so that I can have something posted, and then get to bed, all ready for another swell day tomorrow. I shouldn’t complain, really. I just had two three-day weekends in a row, and I am feeling better rested.

In many ways I have become less of a procrastinator already this year. I sent out most of my Christmas cards a few days before Christmas this year, where many people would have received them before the actual holiday. I have a few more loose ends to tie up there, but it is not bad.

If you have not gotten one, and want one, send me a comment with your contact information. I can’t post it due to some devastatingly accurate descriptions of people from work. Of course, only one of them is still my problem, but he’s the one where if you put all the adjectives together, the subtext is sociopath. Oh well, at least he’s not homicidal (as far as I know).

So, what sort of adventures will Spork see in 2007? First up, Hawaii for some fun in the sun. There should be another trip with the sisters to Anaheim in September, but I do have another week of vacation, and I am leaning towards Chicago in April. Yes, all of those destinations are domestic, but two are places I have never been before, and as always, the worst day of vacation beats the best day working.

We really need to start getting quotes again for the rest of the home repairs. The last two experiences left such a bad taste it is hard to plunge back in, but remember, I am getting better about not procrastinating (mainly because I keep seeing that it usually makes things worse).

Also, I hope to breathe new life into the Democratic Party by writing inspirational letters. I am not planning on running for office, though no one ever runs for the local soil commission, so I sometimes feel guilty, like maybe I should check that out. I just think it might be better if someone who knew more about soil did it. Maybe I’ll save that for 2008.