Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year...

Happy New Year!!

Ahhh... the best laid plans... but I'm back and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season of your choice! Ours was rather unusual... two days after my last post Glenn hurt his back. He was unjamming a copier at work and his back felt kinda funny when he stood up. The next morning he could barely get out of bed and actually called in sick to work. When he called in sick the next day, too, I suggested it was time to call the doctor and would you believe it, he agreed! Will wonders never cease! ;0) Anyhoo... a long visit to the doctor resulted in pain and anti-inflammatory meds along with some X-rays. He was laid up through Christmas, unable to do much of anything, then went back to work a few hours on Thursday and stayed home again Friday. It appears to be simply a major case of a pinched sciatic nerve, but he is still very sore, which the pain meds hardly touch. Poor guy, he's had backaches for years, but nothing like this. I'm the one that is usually laid up so he's not used to being waited on... it's totally been his time to be pitiful for the past two weeks! Luckily I had already decided to take off last week through today so I was around to help him as he needed it.

In between helping him I was able to get a few things done around the house that I had planned for my "vacation." Our office area has been out of control for quite awhile now, and I wanted to corral everything and maybe actually find the top of the desk and table we had there. After several days of going through both drawers of files as well as all the crap on the table, shredding as I went, I ended up with little bits of paper everywhere,
Littered floor
6 bags of shredded paper and almost clean desk/table tops. I hope to finish it off this evening so I can start the new year right!

Since Christmas decorating came to an abrupt halt after Glenn hurt himself, I never did finish going through all my Christmas stuff. So, of course, like any good consumer, I went out and found just a few Christmas sales to indulge in...
After Christmas sales!
woohoo.... shiny, sparkly, silver, blue, teal, and aqua with a smattering of red and green. Yummers! So, this weekend I'll pack away the stuff I want to keep and then I'll get rid of what I don't want, probably using it at work or donating it to Goodwill. Wish me luck!

So... on to my goals for the year. They are simple...

Spend less and use more.
Eat well and feel better.
Quilt often and learn more.
Enjoy life!

Thanks so much for hanging in with me last year, I hope to blog more often this year!


Rian said...

I like your goals!! Much better than tangible objectives, IMHO. '

Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope Glenn's back is better soon. It will. I know how it is to have a laid-up husband to look after (thankfully that is ancient history).

Debra Spincic said...

Good thing you bought the Christmas stuff before you posted the 2008 goals! *wink*

What a bummer about Glenn's back! Boo.

Rissa said...

Sorry about your DH! I hope he is feeling better and his back heals quickly.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, too, Marty.
I look forward to spending happy time online with you and others in our circle of blogging friends.
...and esp am looking forward to watching the progress of your Midsummer Night's Dream project!

Amy said...

I like the spend less and use more goal. It is something I strive to do, but in sneeks splurge.

Threadspider said...

Happy New Year Marty. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to this year.