Saturday, January 10, 2009

happy new year

As I have been for the past month or so, I'm still a little behind on everything- including celebrating the new year.  Here, on Jan 10, I'm starting to get excited about the prospect of a new year full of adventures, surprises and hopefully not too many challenges.

Our holiday vacation was epic in proportion.  We were gone for almost three weeks, made a large circle across 11 states and drove almost 3200 miles.  Jon started talking about wanting us to be be team truck drivers when we retire so we can see more of the country.  Not sure how I feel about that one.

I was excited to get the mail when we got home and read all the Christmas cards from friends and family.  On the other hand, it made me totally bummed because in the craziness of our holiday- I didn't get any cards mailed out to family and friends.  And now on Jan 10, I think it's a bit too late to send them out (even if I had them all done and ready to go, which I don't).  I think we'll send out an email with pictures and hope that makes up for my total inability to accomplish that task this year.  I guess I'll use the 30+ homemade cards I actually finished for next Christmas.  Now what to do with the 40+ holiday postage stamps I bought?  (Because I'm sure that by next Christmas, postage will have increased.)  And what to do with the 70+ copies of the holiday picture of my kids?  Wallpaper?

I'm hoping that this trend of being about a week late with everything is not an indication of how my year will be. 


Carlie said...

i personally still want a picture. send me one with a holiday stamp.

CC said...

Don't feel bad. From our vacation, I didn't realize that I had forgotten to mail out a significant portion of our newsletters, so I kept sending them out until last week, and those that I didn't get to (yet) will get an email version. Maybe you can start a holiday stamp collection? :D


peachytiffers said...

I always run into that problem. Last year I wrote a nice letter, got announcments for Luke's birth done, put them all in envelopes, gathered addresses, and never sent them. They still sit on my desk. I was so organized and on top of it to get them all arranged, but no one knows because I never sent them. Still trying to work on getting better at that.