Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back to Work

   Well, after being off from work for almost two weeks, I'm baaaack! Although I like my job, I relished having that time off to recharge the batteries, so to speak, and to enjoy myself. And even though doing last minute Christmas shopping was no fun,  and I didn't exactly paint the town red during the time between Christmas and New Year's Day, I was blessed to direct my choirs to a fine Christmas Eve service perfomance; I still, as always, had a fun Christmas day; and my "staycation" the week after Christmas was just what I needed to get mind and body right for 2012.

   That being said, it's good to get out of the house and back into action! My choirs have all got the month of January off, so I'm not rolling into the new year at the same breakneck pace as I reached towards the end of 2011 (although it won't be long before that workload is back upon me). Even better, I'm going into my 5th year at this job, meaning I've got a third week of vacation time to play with  right from the start (a fact which I confirmed with HR shortly after getting settled in this morning). Which means, even though I look forward to a great year at work, I have a little more time to get away from it when it isn't...