Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year

I have returned exhausted with some really cranky kids. It was a pleasant trip with lots of good food and drink, but not enough sleep. We have more presents, but they are of the more practical sort. I begin resolutely on the resolutions tomorrow. And then it's back to work. I am missing some of my friends there, but I'm not completely looking forward to getting back to the grind. The beginning of the semester is always a bit hectic and harried for me. I remembered just the other day that I will be heading to a conference in Baltimore in a couple of weeks. I also found out in the last few days that a grant I was working on with some faculty has been funded. Things are going well at work, so I shouldn't complain. It's still work though.

Mr. Geeky and I purchased The Time Traveler's Wife as an audiobook and managed to listen to a good portion of it on the trip. I'm really enjoying it. It's a bit harder to follow in audio format than it would be, I'm sure, if I were reading it. I am supposed to also be reading Truth and Beauty for my book club, plus a book by a member of my writing group, and I need to get together my own writing for the next meeting, Jan. 9. I should be able to finish organizing my work area tomorrow, so that I will have a nice area to begin all the various projects and resolutions. Tomorrow, after dealing with the finances (yuck), I am planning to purchase Truth and Beauty plus a couple of things from my Amazon wish list. It will make up for the wool sweaters. :)