31 December, 2010

That's a wrap!

It's snowing - our first "real snowfall" of the season - looks like an all day event.  We'll see.

Christmas in Iowa went well.  I left my camera at home, and my library book at my MIL's, but otherwise had a good visit.  They had lots of snow, which made Charlie a very happy dog.  The weather played a small role in travel plans but we were all there and that's a good thing.

We returned home Monday afternoon full of plans and ambition to get started with the house.  Laundry was started, mail sorted, naps were taken...

I got sick in the night.
Other than yesterday's laundry, there's not much to show for these last three days at home.  I've been nibbling saltines, sipping coke and hoping for the best, but yesterday I felt well enough to be irritated by the situation, so that was an improvement.

If you were expecting a year's end retrospective - well - let's just acknowledge that this one is in the books. Events that could never have been predicted have occurred.  Lives and people change.  Continuity, revolution, time and circumstances, all hold our attention until the next thing pushes them to the periphery. 

Tim received word yesterday that he'll need to be in place in Iowa Falls on January 10.  Finish in North Platte the 7th and start on the 10th.   We're looking at a crazy week ahead.

Happy New Year.


On Second Street said...

oh my! that's very soon! sorry you got sick. i had the stomach flu too and am just reemerging into society.
next year will be better, right?

downthegardenpath said...

Sorry to hear you were sick, too! Apparently it hit Jacob on his return home, as well. Makes you wonder how the rest of the assembled family fared...

Tim's date is pretty much what I had expected, but I was hoping for a few days in between to tidy up details here.

Here's to 2011 - for all of us!

Anonymous said...

Leslie, Rachel, Randy were sick too I don't know if anyone elese was. I esgaped it so far.Darby was sick too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am wondering who brought the flu to Christmas. Rachel, Cody, and I also got the flu late Monday. Happy New Year and hope all goes well for both of you as you get ready for your new Iowa adventures.

Valerie said...

Sorry to hear so many of you were affected by the flu and hope all are recovered. The Mexico contingent was healthy and happy. Must have been the warm weather, the blue skies and the blue seas.

Wow...tight schedule for Iowa Falls.