This year, SweetieKins and I chose a family-free Thanksgiving, and it was one of the best ones I've ever had. We spent the day with friends, and aside from an exploding sink emergency, the day was completely relaxing and anxiety-free. Now, if I can only do the same for Christmas, I'll be a very happy person this winter.


Not only have I not been writing on my blog, but I haven't even been reading all of my usual favorite blogs lately. I guess that is what happens when you go from a job with almost nothing to do to a job with too much to do. I don't miss the old job though.

I also feel like I haven't been paying much attention to the world around me lately. I used to be so up on the latest breaking news, and now all I can tell someone is that Sears is merging with KMart and some white people are getting married on some island somewhere with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric presiding over the ceremony, which I am sure is one of the signs of the Apocalypse.

I'm looking forward to the new year. A few years ago we had a party on New Year's Eve and everyone wrote down things they wanted to purge and then threw their pieces of paper into our chiminea to burn away the old baggage. If I am anywhere near fire this New Year's Eve, I will be burning all of my jobs until I get down to only one. After this semester, I will have only the one job, which is pretty much what is keeping a smile on my face at this moment: the thought that my life will be so much simpler and I will have more free time to spend at home come January.


Tomorrow I get a new country.


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