Tuesday, January 5, 2010

the end of the world as we know it

So, there’s some snow.  There’s probably going to be a lot of snow.  Of course the kids are in 7th heaven and I’m quite bored with it all right now; I have things to go and places to be that don’t involved wading through over a foot and a half (50cm in new money) of snow, however much fun it might be.

There are plans for social events on Thursday and Friday evenings that are likely to be snowed off, and I have to be in Madrid next week for work: three days in a fancy hotel for meetings, dinners and greetings; the usual new job, networking bollocks.  Not that I’m complaining you understand.  Lima Bean has just moved to Madrid, so I’m flying out on Saturday morning and spending the weekend on her sofa.  How cool should that be?

I’ll let you know if I get there, but it snowed there the week before Christmas too.

Possibly, there is a replacement for my old/current job, ready to start on 1st Feb. We live in hope.  I have more work in each job than is reasonable and I’m not doing either of them effectively right now.

I’m supposed to be in Swisscheeseland at the end of January, but can’t yet get a sitter for the kids.  And going back in February for a week or so to do handover/training with the new person – if they’re in place and ready to go and the kids can spend their holiday week with my mum or dad.

My dad has decided to spend some of our inheritance; but I’m not complaining.  The boys and I are off to Thailand for three weeks in the summer.  Obviously I’m terribly disappointed at his decision as are the boys *grin*

New Years resolutions are for those that know they’ll give up before the end of January; all the good intentions in the world won’t see the pounds fall off or the house redecorated, as a rule.

But this year I haven’t done it.  Haven’t made any life changing decisions that won’t change anybody’s life, let alone mine.  But I have had a thought.  A little seed of an idea to make 2010 a more thrifty life.  To spend less money on ‘stuff’ and more money on memory makers.

That seems to me to be a much more worthwhile investment than even the best shoes and handbags in the world.  Unless they’re in the sale, of course.

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