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New Year, same me

January 2, 2011

Well, hello, Blog! (nervous laugh). Happy New Year!

I’ve become a subscriber to Better Homes & Gardens magazine. That seems odd since I have neither a home nor a garden, but a one-year subscription was offered to me at $5. FIVE DOLLARS. I couldn’t turn it down. If such a venerable magazine is selling itself for only $5, it’s in trouble and I need to help save it. Viva print media!

The January issue is all about decluttering and becoming better organized. One of the ways BHG is offering to help is by giving us FREE labels for laundry baskets.

If you are into this kind of thing, click the picture to go download. You will have to register at BHG.com, though.

I guess it’s handy to separate laundry while it’s being collected, but I’m not at that point yet. If I was, though, here’s what my label setup would look like.

That/'s more like it!


Summing up since I saw you last: We (humans AND dogs) went to Michigan to spend Christmas with WM’s people. It was my first Christmas EVER not at home. It was hard, but I had a nice time. “Fair and Balanced” might be mocked when it comes to news, but I think it has value in relationships. Also, I’m trying not to repeat past mistakes. I spent NYE and NY day at home, reading. New Year is my holiday — the one holiday I don’t go anywhere.

I’ve been off of work since December 22nd and while I fully expect to see my desk and surrounding file cabinet in flames when I return tomorrow, it’s been nice having such an extended vacation. I wonder if they make elastic-waist workpants?

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  • Dave January 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Happy New Year!

    And while I’m just glad to have a job to go back to after a week off, I’m just not ready for it. Not at all.

  • Steve Hall - Kestrel's Aerie January 2, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Happy New Year, Kim! And welcome back. 🙂

  • Ani January 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Haha elastic work pants!!!!

  • Brian January 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    That was funny! And btw I’m wearing khakis with the hidden comfort waist bands…