Have you missed me? It's rare that I go a full two weeks without a single post. But sometimes life happens that way.
December has been insanely busy. And I've been sick since December 1st. With the never-ending knock-you-on-your-ass head cold.
I normally have about one day every other week out of the house (in the office or traveling for work). This month I have been away from home two days per week - every week. For those of you who work 5 days a week away from home, this may seem like no big deal. To me, it has been exhausting.
I had a 14 hour day traveling to/from and attending a Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Philadelphia.
Despite being sick, I've had 5 days of meetings in the office.
And my company holiday party.
Despite being sick, I launched a huge records retention project this month. A project I'm in charge of... and sweating over...
Despite being sick, Christmas presents were purchased,
And they were wrapped. I finally finished yesterday!
We haven't had snow since that freak storm in October.
I've been sleeping - a LOT.
Envelopes were addressed.
Cards were mailed. Later than normal for me, but done.
Despite being sick, I started a Tai Chi class.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
Our Christmas Eve boxes have been filled (new pjs and ornaments).
Despite being sick, laundry was washed and groceries were purchased, meals were made, and life went on.
But... because I was sick...
... what you see on this blog post is literally all the pictures I've shot this entire month!
... I'm behind on all of my online courses.
... not a single JYC/December Daily page has been created and I think I may need to just let it go this year.
... I haven't been blogging. I haven't been commenting much, but I HAVE been reading your blogs and keeping up to date!
Yes, life does go on with or without me. I'm as ready for Christmas now as I can be. And ready to enjoy a week off work and some time to slow down. And catch my breath. And maybe create a little. I'm ready to leave 2011 behind. I'm ready to embrace 2012 with open arms.
I wish for each and every one of you a blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. See you soon!