Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Well....with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I totally forgot about my blog anniversary!! Dec. 22nd was the date of my first post last year. Can you believe it?? This blog is now a year old!! And don't I feel like a veteran??

But....I don't have much time to celebrate!! I'm off to work soon. I guess the one bad thing about changing jobs is having time off around the holidays. But that will change next year. One of the best benefits I received when starting was Vacation/PTO. By the end of the first year, I will have 4 weeks vacation time!! It's starts accumulating immediately, and after my 90 days "probation" time, I will already have a week!! Not bad.

The house looks like a tornado hit!! Santa (and the grandparent's) were very good to the kids. We have toys and boxes all over the living room, that I was just too tired to pick up. Not a book was found under my tree (for me anyway!), but I did get some money. Can always use that. Besides...the Ministry ticket was my real present, so I can't complain.

So...I'm sitting here in my new flannel pj's, getting ready to hop in the shower. I hope each and every one of you had a great Christmas with your family. And I hope Santa was good to you!!

And for those of you that love Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books, here's a cute (and extremely witty) little mystery, taken from The Guardian!!


Later!

20 comments:

Marg said...

Happy Blogiversary for the 22nd! I will definitely be reading the Jasper Fforde piece tomorrow!

John Mutford said...

Happy belated Christmas and Blogiversary.

tanabata said...

Happy Bloggiversary! Sounds like you had a great Christmas!
Thanks for the link to the Jasper Fforde story. It had me chuckling by the 2nd paragraph! :)

Literary Feline said...

I am glad you had a nice Christmas! And happy Blogiversary!

Chris said...

Happy Blogiversary Steph :) Look forward to another year of posts from you!

Nymeth said...

Happy blogiversary, Stephanie! It sounds like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

Ladytink_534 said...

Happy Belated Blogiversary! Hope we have you around for more years to come!

Suey said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! I really enjoy reading all you have to say so keep it up!

Chris said...

Happy Blogiversary! And Merry Christmas too!

Melody said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I'm glad to hear you have a wonderful Christmas!

Carl V. said...

Happy one year anniversary! I certainly enjoy having you in this great community!

Glad you had a good Christmas despite having little time off. That is great that you earn that much vacation that quickly. It was several years into my job before we accrued up to 4 weeks. I have a little over 5 now, the max for this place, and it is one of the reasons why it would be really hard to seek employment elsewhere. It is a great benefit to have time off.

Marg said...

It's interesting to me to read about other peoples leave rules! Basically, if you are a permanent member of staff you are entitled to 4 weeks leave a year here, no matter how long you have been employed.

DesLily said...

congrats and happy anniversary!! isn't it amazing how time flies when you are having fun?!!

kookiejar said...

Happy Blogiversary, Stephanie. I hope you are blogging for a long time to come.

Andi said...

Happy anniversary indeed!!!

Trish said...

Happy anniversary--and merry christmas! New jobs can be such a bummer. :) Great news about so much vacation time, though! 4 weeks is really great.

Chris said...

I got my card from you Steph :) Thanks so much! You're so sweet. I'm lucky to have made a friend like you this year!

Kristy said...

Man, it's been a year? You are responsible for my blog too if I remember correctly. It's among the living again, BTW. LOL. I hope the job is going great.

Debi said...

Wow...happy anniversary to you and your lovely blog!

And I'm glad to hear you all had such a nice Christmas! Can't wait to see what books you buy with your Christmas money. You will buy books, right?!!

Teddy Rose said...

Happy Anniversary Stephanie! You have a wonderful blog that keeps getting better and better!

Happy New Year, I know you are going to have a much better 2008 and am so happy for you!

XXOO