Tuesday, January 5, 2010

And Then BANG IT was 2010

I had all good intentions of posting our family christmas poem (yes I send one of those as a Christmas Card) and then I had all kinds of cool stories to tell about Christmas eve and Christmas morning, but first I had to jump on a plane to go to warm, sunny, beautiful Florida to be with the Captain. So blogging Had to Wait.

And then we went to the Captain's Mom's for the weekend - I had only met her once before - and we enjoyed an awesome weekend of cooking, shopping, and playing Dominoes (the lady is a rum-sipping Card Shark I tell you!). So Blogging Had to Wait.

Then I was just hanging out thinking about beaches and sunshine and thinking about Blogging. Foolishly I thought I had time to Blog. So Blogging Had to Wait.

Then BAM one of my dormant cases explodes. Fortunately or unfortunately, the client was just 20 miles from the Captain's house, so I was able to spend my vacation days at the client's preparing for a hearing and drove home each night to the Captain, a glass of wine, and dinner. So Blogging Had to Wait.

New Year's Eve in Miami? Well let's just say it doesn't suck. 80 degrees, shorts, sailing to Bayshore to watch fireworks, too much champagne, lots of good friends and good food. So Blogging Had to Wait.

I spent New Year's Day .... Not blogging. Drafting a brief for this case. So Blogging had to wait.

And every day since, I have worked my butt off on the case. Yep, you got it. So Blogging Has to Wait.

I am back to work full time now. Meaning I actually get paid full time for the work I've been doing for 5 years but being paid part time. The switch is now I have the pressure of having to bill 1900+ hours and then there are 300 + hours of required non-billables (you know, marketing, professional development, pro bono). I have a feel? Blogging Will Have to Wait.

Happy New Year to All my Blogging buddies. Blogging will likely be somewhat scarce in 2010. Or maybe it won't be - as this is THE YEAR THE KIDS GRADUATE. There have already been many exciting moments as the kids received their acceptances (and a rejection sadly) to the Universities. We're still waiting for more info, but I think Daughter is off to the College of Charleston! Woot! Son is very undecided, but going North to Snowboard and play Rugby somewhere. Maybe he'll even attend classes! There will be the Prom, a band trip to Canada, Graduation (GASP!) and lots of fun times I hope. We are blessed indeed.

Back to work for me! Yes it is 4 a.m. Sleep is apparently optional in 2010.


J.G. said...

I think you should consider yourself all caught up now, at least on blogging. Glad to hear (most of) the things that kept you away were good things. Congrats on the job upgrade--you'll handle it with ease--and your wisdom in leaving Fla. before the temperature dropped.

Happy 2010 and write when you can!

JO said...

Ya know...it sounds like you were busy living...and for that Blogging CAN wait!

Sounds like life is good Girl...life is good.

Busy Bee Suz said...

wow. That looked like a blog post to me. :)
So glad you had a nice holiday..aside from the working part!
Yes, this will be a big year..can't wait to hear all about it!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Blogging should always wait for life.

Happy New Year my friend.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Having the kids settled is huge. Congrats on all the upcoming excitement!

hulagirlatheart said...

Champagne in Miami sounds so much better than soup in the arctic zone. Happy New Year! What an exciting year ahead you have.

dkuroiwa said...

Blogging can always wait...and so can we....oh we'll wonder what they hell you're up to, but...we can always send a quick e-mail to let you know we're thinking of you....and wishing you all the luck as you get the important stuff taken care of.

Happy 2010....card's in the mail soon....oh yes they will be.
Take care, friend.

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