My Christmas “Letter”

The flood of Christmas cards has been pouring in this week, and along with those cards come the Christmas Letters.  The easiest way I know of to impart “how our year went” to masses of family and friends without writing it all down a million times.   So, as I did not send a letter along with my Christmas cards (which I got 97% of out on time!!!) Here is my online Christmas post:

I loved everyone’s Christmas letters, but my sister’s cracked me up the most.  She interviewed her children.  Classic.

One of my favorite responses (because they were ALL my favorites) was from Sara:

Q: What do you want to tell our friends and family?

Sara: You’re Welcome.

I love it!

Anyhow…..our year.

Well, let’s see.  Right now I am continuing my business as contract evaluator for a big project.  That job will hopefully live on for the next 2 years or so.  Another job that I have enjoyed because I made several new friends is coming to an end, but I may be starting something new as well.  Work is always an adventure and although certain parts may be tedious, it’s certainly never boring.   Of course I have a million other little projects going and I’m always coming up with new things to do or projects to start.  J and I have a compromise though, I can be as creative and optimistic as I want, just not on the days we pay bills.  Apparently that causes his blood pressure to rise. hehe.  (Typically because my ‘creativity’ takes the form of walking around brainstorming “We could do THIS and we could do THIS, or build THIS, or remodel THIS” Fair enough.  One thing I have started this year that I have written about quite a bit is running.  I just ran my 200th mile a few weeks ago and I’m having a lot of fun doing this running thing.  I’ve got my major goals set for next year and I’m in the midst of training for my first half-marathon (13.1 miles) at the end of February.  But you’ve all heard enough about my running, so I’ll move on.

J has had a good year at work. He recently moved to his final rotation of the 3 year plan he was on and he is enjoying the change in what he is working on from previous rotations.  He is finally getting to utilize skills he learned getting his MBA and meeting a whole host of new people.  At home, he has (with a little help from me) completed a ton of projects around the house this year.  The new lighting fixtures in the kitchen were 99% all his handiwork. I was just ground support.  It is so beautiful and I’m so grateful for all of his hard work.  It makes our kitchen feel like it’s in a house, not a school cafeteria.  Of course, our list of to-do’s around here never ends….more to do for 2008.

Bonsai.  What can I tell you.  He’s 3 1/2 now, and he STILL acts like a kitten.  Aside from his utter trauma from sticking his paw through the closet door hinge opening the other night, which he has now recovered from and completely forgotten, he’s been totally healthy all year.   He is still trying to figure out what kind of animal he wants to be when he grows up.  Lately, it’s been a combination of – sea otter, dog, kangaroo, horse and meerkat.  Who knows.

So that’s pretty much our story right now.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!  And remember, it only takes running about 2-3 miles to burn off a cup of eggnog, so go ahead, drink up!

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  • Mielinski - what!?!?! no mention of me?? how will all your family and friends know that i am alive and doing well?????

  • heather - I’m glad you enjoyed it — I needed feedback! And lest people think Sara was somehow being welcoming, she wasn’t. She really did mean it in a “I’m glad I could improve your life by just being me” sort of way. : )

    Thanks for updating us on your world! You and John make a good team.

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