We interrupt this program of Christmas photos to make the following announcement:
I have given notice at work. I'm just too tired to deal with the crowds, stupid insurance nonsense, etc. I told Dr. A that I'll stay into the summer, but to start looking for someone else. I don't think she was happy, but she said she didn't blame me.
This has been weighing heavily on my mind. I like the weekly check, small as it is. But I took this job when I was in debt and since that is no longer the case (and I have learned many ways to stay OUT of debt) I don't really need the money. I don't look forward to going in like I used to do. I despise calling dead beats who don't pay their bills most of all. And I'd really like to get back to writing again.
So that is the big step I've made. Just having given notice makes me feel 'lighter.'
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
We had a little get together on Christmas Eve. Our neighbors the Gannottis came as well as a few of Katherine's friends and Mike's friend Jimmy. It was a success, as usual, despite all my worries something would go wrong. (I always worry like that, which is probably why I rarely entertain.)
The kids exchanged their gifts.
Mike cooks the scungilli while Jimmy keeps him company.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Two days until the party, that is. I have done SO MUCH but there is so much more to do. I wrote an e-mail to my brother to thank him for the gift of a BH&G mag subscription (and to say Happy 65th Birthday) and I told him I felt like the partridge who lost her pear tree.
It will, honestly, get to the point where what's done is done and all the clutter will be hidden behind my closed office door.
At least the paperware is set up nicely: