Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Wow, 2011.   Doesn't that sound bizarre?  After all, 2001: A Space Odyssey was science fiction!  We are living in the future.  Too bad we still don't have robotic housekeepers like on the Jetsons.  I sure could use a Rosie around here!

We enjoyed the rest of our visit to Oklahoma, especially the warmer weather.  Unfortunately, we seem to have left my father-in-law with a cold.  That's the problem with elderly people who rarely leave the house - they become very susceptible to infections....same is true for many of us, too, isn't it?

Believe it or not, our flights were all generally on time Friday, and we made it home at 11:30 pm New Year's Eve.  Our kids usually go to bed at 8 pm - staying up until 9 is a late night for them! - so this was incredibly late for all of us, but we managed OK.  I think it helped that our bodies were still on Central Time.  Since it was so late already, we stayed up to watch the ball drop in Times Square (first time ever for the boys!).  Everyone slept in Saturday, so we're all OK.  In fact, everyone but me is still sound asleep today, too at 9:30 am.  School tomorrow morning will be a very rude awakening!

I'm feeling OK, ready to get started on the new year.  We need to work on piles today - piles of mail, of laundry, of Christmas gifts still lying around the tree where we opened them last week, of piles on the kitchen counters and the coffee tables.  Whew.  The kids have a huge amount of homework, especially Jamie who is still trying to catch up from 3 sick days the week before Christmas.  So, lots of catching up today, then back to our usual routines tomorrow.

I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday break.  Here's to a happy and HEALTHY new year for us all!


Renee said...

Happy New Year Sue! So glad you trip went well and you guys are able to rest and recover now....tackling your piles ;) when you can.
I can't imagine traveling and staying up night of little sleep dropped me to the sofa this week. I am suspicious other things are involved, but I am starting the new year counting dots on my ceiling and reading a light mystery.
Happy 2011! Better health and a few good adventures are my wish for you and yours..for us all!

dominique said...

You definitely visited Oklahoma at the right time. Yesterday and today are freezing cold. Down to 18 at night! As we say here, if you want different weather, just stand still!

Glad you had such a wonderful visit!

Mine has started off with a pretty good crash, the result of 2010 and grieving I'm guessing.

I am really looking forward to 2011 being a productive year - whatever that looks like for each of us.

I think pacing will be one of my top items. That and getting back to eating well.

Glad you made it home safe and sound!

Baffled said...

Glad you had a good trip. Happy New Year and welcome back!

Shelli said...

Happy New Year, Sue! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Glad you had a good trip. I had a good chuckle over Space Odyssey and the Jetsons. I remember them both quite well! I'd love a Rosie too!! And one of those face-mask things that Jane used when she wasn't made up to talk on the tv-phone.