I finally wrote out my Christmas cards the other nite. I was later that in previous years. Not really sure why I procrastinated so much, but I got ’em out … that’s all that matters.
I sent out a Christmas letter with my cards. I thought I would post it here for my friends that I don’t have addresses for.
Wow. A Christmas letter from me 2 years in a row? That probably won’t ever happen again. 🙂
The past year or so has been kind of stressful for me, but things are starting to look up. As I said in last year’s letter, I lost my job in October 2008 and started a contract position in December 2008. That contract position only lasted 4 months (I was filling in for someone on maternity leave). I found another contract position in May 2009. The position was supposed to be a contract to hire position, but the company ended my contract early in August (and laid off 15 people the day after my contract ended). All that uncertainty almost drove me crazy.
But I said things are starting to look up, didn’t I? I started a new job (a permanent one this time around) in November. It’s with a company in Moorhead. I’ve been there for about a month and a half now, and I’m very happy. I get to work with php and MySQL again, which I really enjoy working with (yes, I AM a geek).
I’m not sure what 2010 will bring, but I’m hoping it keeps on the upswing. I had been planning on buying a house, but the rollercoaster that my work life has been over the past year has put that on hold for a little while longer. While I don’t have the money saved up for a house just yet, I do have some money saved that I think I’ll be putting towards a new car in the spring. I’ve had my car since 2001, so it’s time for an upgrade.
I hope this holiday season treats you well. I hope Santa brings you everything that you ask for. 😉 Make sure to take time to treat yourself well during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Take care and have a great 2010.