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The Cold is Coming

December 29th, 2013 at 06:45 am

I hate to hear that cold weather is rolling in again, after some really warm weather. It will be cold when I go back to work the day after tomorrow, and it will be cold on New Year's Day when I have my brunch. Then I understand that we will have an extended period of cold, as well as a snowstorm in the following week. Zounds!

I have already decided that I will work from home on the really bad days. Others do it, and I have more of an excuse than they do! Yesterday, while I was filing papers, I found the login for remote access to my work computer. Hallelujah! It's been lost for a while, and I just couldn't remember how to get in.

I generally hate to file papers, but now that I have plenty of space for the papers, it's actually kind of fun. Yesterday I emptied a box of papers that I moved from my old place. Today I will tackle two baskets full which I have collected since I moved here. When I get that done, I will start to incorporate old files from old cabinets. It will feel good to get organized.

I think I will grocery shop for the brunch today, while the weather is still warm. That will give me plenty of time to prepare ahead of time, too.

I saw my niece and she mentioned that she might drive to Florida, so she and her kids might be a no-show. So it might turn out to be a small group, which is okay. This is a small place! It will be a challenge to figure out where to put the food -- and bodies!

After I get the grocery shopping done, I'll start working on my year-end totals. It's always fun to see how I did in black and white.

For some reason, I am excited about the new year! There is nothing really going on, but I always feel such a rush of hopefulness and expectation when the new year rolls around! One of my favorite New Year's activities is to go around the house with a notebook and make note of all the things that need to be addressed/changed/updated/replaced. I don't get everything done, but it gives me focus.

I'm off to shower, and then to the grocery!

4 Responses to “The Cold is Coming”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good plan to get to the store while it is warm! It is already very windy and colder here in Iowa, so it really is headed your way. Enjoy your gathering and organizing. I'm a fan of organizing all year long.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Great plan to get shopping done before it gets miserable. I live downstate and we could tell a difference in temperature from when we went into church and came out of it...it was getting kind of raw.

  3. snafu Says:

    We're having a ghastly winter too, 14" of snow, minus 30's some days and above freezing others so that roads are either black ice slick or our cars are sliding in mush.
    I hope it's ok to mention 80% of retained paper is never needed again. The issue is to be able to retrieve the 20% needed when they're needed. Of course legal documents need special attention, items relevant to taxes must be retained and it's wonderful to keep a box of really special memorabilia but much of the rest needs a retention criteria. We've been going through about 5 folders each day as we make the transition to 2014. Most of the papers from archive 2010 have been recycled and I'm hoping to finish 2013 stuff by tomorrow night.

    We've been printing less and have become more selective in what retain and file. I keep asking myself 'what's the worst thing that would happen if I pitch/shred this?'

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, I know, I know. I'm really going through these papers mainly to find the nuggets that I want to keep.

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