Friday, December 17, 2010

Bring on the New Year

Work has been beyond slow as of late. I wish I could say that is a new thing, but not the case. Sadly, I'm getting VERY good at Angry Birds (if you haven't checked it out and have a smart phone, it's definitely addicting!). My first finance-related market visit to Chicago is next week and as luck would have it, my future boss won't be there at all. I've decided that picking dates around large company and/or national holidays is the worst time to visit the market. Far too many people decide to take vacation and I don't blame them. My current boss has told me that she is ok if I do mostly personal stuff during my trip. First item on the list -new driver's license and car registration.

I'm not sure if it's just me, but I haven't had a new driver's license picture since the day I passed my exam. Not to mention all of the physical details are also from when I was 16. Luckily, I haven't changed THAT much. And come to think of it, I've never had a license anywhere except California. Here's to change!

For the next two weeks, I'm taking another whirlwind "vacation." I suppose I wouldn't be me if I stayed in one place long enough to get my feet wet. Tonight I'm headed to Evergreen, CO to spend time with my boyfriend, his parents and his siblings. After two days in the mild cold, I will head east to Chicago, where my new full length black parka will likely be my best friend. This is a "working" trip, though I use that word loosely and will likely be decorating and moving in. We leave on the eve of Christmas Eve to go to Southern California for more celebrations with my boyfriend's family. My family will be sailing the caribbean. Rough life huh? Next up, Vail! Hopefully that storm that just hit the mountains in California continues eastward and dumps in Vail. I'd like some powder days (please, Santa!). Finally the whirlwind wraps up with New Year's Eve in Chicago at the Drake. I have a friend from home who now lives in Houston coming into town with her boyfriend. She said she wanted snow on NYE, but I have a feeling she's going to regret that when she arrives. WEATHER SHOCK!

I'm excited for the next couple months. I attend my first of FIVE weddings in February. I move to Chicago in February, which should coincide nicely with the delivery of the couch that was ordered last weekend. My mom is throwing a large gala in March. And who knows what the rest of the year will bring.

It's hard to believe that 2010 is over and it's been a great year! I'll have to countdown the best moments of 2010 on the next post. :) Plus, they're fun to review.