It is amazing how these four day work weeks seem much longer than a regular week. I have crammed a lot of work into this past few days. I was really happy because today I solved two mathematical issues that have been plaguing me for weeks. I left work with a happy heart and a clear head.
I actually got off early today. I had intended to run a couple of errands, but decided that I really just wanted to go home and have a cozy evening. I came home and fixed a fancy dinner of Coq Au Vin, watched the news, played with Liesl and puttered around the Cozy Cottage. I fully intended to stitch, but was feeling kind of comfy and lazy.
I am reflecting on the past year. It is hard to believe it is over already. It has been such an amazing year full of so many gifts. A year ago at this time, I was forming the plan to buy a house, and here it is months later that I am in my dream home. I am thankful that I have a job that I love, coworkers that I really like and respect, a family is that is so beautiful, and a small dog that I adore. My health is remarkably good and I have enough groceries.
This has been such a good year of books. I love books as much as I love stitching, I read everyday for an hour at lunchtime and generally before bed. I have read such good books this year that have really had an impact on me and made me think. I think my favorite has been "A Tale Of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. It was such a powerful book on so many levels. I still have a huge reading list ahead of me. So many books, so little time.
This has been such a happy year for me. I look forward to 2012 being even better. I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.