And We’re Done.

I am declaring the holiday season officially over around here. It’s kind of a relief. No, it is a tremendous relief. Although I am not the Grinch, Christmas and New Year put me wrong-footed most of the time. I am much better when they’re over, and we’re climbing up again towards the apex of the year.

There’s so much I wanted to do that didn’t happen, as well: See Gen, visit my aunt, hang with my brother. A lot of it is that I’m busier teaching when school’s out, a fact that surprises some people. “But then when do you get a holiday?” they ask, aghast, as though Christmas and summertime are the only times sanctioned to take holidays, and the Holiday Police are coming to get me.

However, the timing of Christmas this year was a challenge, as well. I get weekends off. Christmas was a weekend in Regina. New Years is a weekend. Weekends are my time for me, so I haven’t really had much. Tomorrow is all about prepping for an ESL intensive class I’m teaching through January. Today has mostly been about the couch.

So, although I seldom make resolutions, here are some intentions:

Write here more (I don’t know what I mean by more. Every day seems a bit much, with other commitments, but I’m not going to be such a stranger.)

Write in general more. I still have no material for the writer’s group I’m going to be a part of. So unless they want to read a recycled story about some amateur male strippers, I’d better get writing.

See my friends more. I like them. That’s why they’re my friends. If I can have more hangout time, I may develop a less jaundiced view of humanity.

Learn not to be a complete buffoon with my new camera. Yes. Dad bought me more camera than I know what to do with (Canon Rebel T1i) and I’d better get comfortable with it. Already I’m noticing it is so much more capable than my P&S, and I am determined to feel as comfortable with it as with my P&S.

Anyone else got any New years intentions?

4 Comments to “And We’re Done.”

  1. By Beth, January 2, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Richard has a Canon Rebel – the first Rebel to come out. Then he got himself a Canon 40D. That makes the Rebel his second best camera and I get to use it from time to time. It’s fun. I like having to turn the lens to focus. It makes me feel like a real photographer. And I like the sound when the flash thingy pops up. I wish you much joy with your camera. Your dad gave you a nice prezzie.
    I am not looking forward to heading back to work. I would happily accept another week. sigh It’s getting up at 6:00 that I am not fond of.

    Happy 2011.

  2. By Liz, January 2, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    I may be calling you guys with questions the manual can’t answer.

    Happy 2011, and may 6am come later than you think.

  3. By clara, January 3, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    I am curious about the amateur male strippers. But maybe I was there?

    Happy not-last-year-anymore! May you get some chill time soon. And photograph it.

  4. By Liz, January 3, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Nope, Clara. It was in Port Hardy. It was really the most natural thing in the world. What else would the bar staff at the stripper bar do to overcome the ennui of wintertime?

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