Sunday, January 03, 2010

Back to the Grind

After having almost two weeks off from work, it's back to the daily grind at Large Consulting Firm.

I fly to San Jose tomorrow at 6:15 AM with my laptop and roller bag in tow.

And I. Am. Dreading. It.

These two weeks off of work made me realize how much I enjoy NOT working. Ha! Too bad I really like being able to pay my mortgage and go shopping.

So if I'm a bit MIA this week it's because I'm buried in meetings, emails, and 12 hour days.

Just for fun, I wanted to recap on what I did over my corporate Christmas Break:

  • Celebrated Christmas with my family
  • Did some cleaning and home organizing (I heart organizing!)
  • Went shopping the day after Christmas and again the week after with my Mom and got some cute new work clothes, a dress for a friends wedding in April, and some discount Christmas decor!
  • Took down all of my Christmas decorations (my house looks so empty!)
  • Caught up on work and personal emails
  • Pondered over and recapped the entire "zeros" decade
  • Chose and submitted our wedding photos to my photographer for our wedding album (FINALLY!)
  • Had dinner with Danica from Chic Runner at The Yard House
  • Planned the dates and locations for our summer trip to Europe
  • Celebrated New Years Eve
  • Helped my Mom take down all of her Christmas decorations

(The only thing I didn't do much was work out or cook. But that is what New Years resolutions are for, right?!)

Overall, it was a fun and productive break. I'm so sad it is over. Sometimes I feel like January is such a let down, don't you?


Rachel said...

You've been so busy! And I'm right there with you...I have NO desire to go to school tomorrow! I could use another week or two at home.

We're also in the midst of planning a trip overseas this summer. Possibly Europe, but we might end up in South America. You've motivated me to get the ball rolling and start the actual planning!

Have a great day back at work tomorrow :)

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Hope your week back at work goes by really fast!

Ams said...

Boo for having to go back to work!!!!
Back to grind...
January is such a let down... hmmmm... we have to figure out a way to change that now don't we?!

Anonymous said...

I love organizing too! And who doesn't love shopping? Sounds like a fun break! It is so hard to go back.

Lis said...

Sigh.. I hate January. I feel so sad and depressed, it's cold, Christmas is over, even though I'm married the anticipation of V-day just doesn't excite me enough to snap out of a winter funk. It's just blah.

I'm glad you had a good New Year though - it looks like you had a ton of fun!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Have a safe flight!

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

i am totally dreading tomorrow too! ugh!

January is my least favorite month... so depressing with nothing to really look forward to! haha

Have a safe trip tomorrow... you're actually going to be close to us probably (we live about 15 minutes from the airport)!

The Domestic Chick said...

Organizing is one of the things that I love to do after Christmas. So many toys to go through and donate and new ones to put away. I ran across your blog through The Haney Life. Following you on google reader now. Have a great day at work tomorrow.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Bummer for having to go back to work, but yay for a vacay overseas this summer! where are you guys going? i hope you have a great (quick) trip!

Shoshanah said...

I'm a bit sad the holidays are over. Although it isn't nearly as bad as when you had to start going back to school when you were younger, at least not for me

Meagan said...

These holiday breaks just go by waaaay too fast! I'm glad you had so much fun and got so much done!!

Lil' Woman said...

Have a safe flight and check in here when you can! :)

Eileen said...

ugh, it sucks to be back to the real world today! My husband also works for a "large consulting company" and just left for the airport... I am sad about going back to the weekday lonely nights, after 2 full weeks of being together. So I guess I am kinda on the other side from you! Though I'm not real excited about going back to work either :-/ Let's hope January goes quick!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Hang in there, that first day back is always the hardest!

Becky said...

Even though I didn't really take time off during the holidays it was pretty quiet. This morning started off with a bang...and it wasn't pretty! I feel your pain! But you get to look forward to an awesome trip to Europe this sumemr. How fun!

Lindsey said...

Great job on a productive vacation!

Chic Runner said...

Alright, next time we hang out we MUST get a picture. I ALWAYS forget. :)

Brittany Ann said...

I know the feeling! Returning to work has really bummed me out this year! I figure it will take about a week to break out of this mode and embrace January!

Ally said...

Hi girlie. Yes it was coincidence that we broke up at 9-11. That is the reason why I remember it, I think. Hope your week goes by quickly.

Kassie said...

You sure have been busy! I know what you mean about going back to work after an extended break, it sure is hard, ugh.

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