2011 has gotten off to a decent start.
I'm finally getting over the virus that's plagued me since the day after Christmas. I wasn't a fan of spending my entire vacation in bed last week, but on the bright side it meant not having to take time off of work with no pay, since I haven't earned sick days yet. I'm still a bit "snotty" and my lymph nodes are a little sore, but I think I'll be back to 100% this week. I haven't been down and out like that in a long time.
Saturday, my first day out of bed for more than half the day, was project day at our house. We finally finished up some decorating - purchasing artwork for downstairs, our bedroom, and the guest room - and we bought a cabinet for the dining room to serve as much-needed storage. I didn't want people to be able to see inside of the cabinet, so we stole an idea from IKEA and placed fabric inside of it:
I'll post pictures of some of the other home decor changes later this week.
After a long break from school and ten days off from work, it's back to the grind this week. Joey and I both went back to work today, I start classes tomorrow night, and Joey starts his classes next Monday night. Between the two of us, we're facing 80 work hours a week and 21 credit hours this semester. On Tuesday nights alone, I'll be in class from 6 pm - 10 pm (and did I mention I don't get home from work until 6 pm?). We've made a vow that we absolutely have to be patient with one another from now until the break between spring and summer. It's not going to be easy. It's going to be hard.
But I know we are doing the right thing to try and get ready for what's to come. :)