On my way home last night, I stopped by the Filipino restaurant to eat a quick dinner. I was famished and thought I couldn't handle being hungry while driving home at the same time. Besides, I'm too lazy to cook at home. Since I moved to my house, I have a longer commute to work. It's a give and take situation. I live further now and my commute has increased, but I love having my own place and enjoying absolute privacy. For now, I am going through the adjustment phase.
My holidays were spent moving to the new place. I did manage to spend Christmas Day at my aunt's place and ate some good Filipino food. Although my cousins were all in merriment and presents were being unwrapped, all I wanted was to sleep at my aunt's lovely couch. I was at that point exhausted. Blame it on carrying boxes and driving back and forth a couple of days before Christmas Day.
Days before the New Year were spent unpacking and arranging furniture at my house. Of course, I had a few mishaps at the new place like the heat pump's blades freezing, the water heater spewing water all over the basement, and those gosh darn it, awful, leaky toilet and pipes. So, I had repair guys coming in and out of the house even on one snow stormy night. Oh yes, the joys of home ownership. I thought I'd die right there and then because of stress. Adding to the stressful situation is the uncooperative frigid weather the DC area is going through at the moment. Moving boxes in this type of snowy, cold weather is absolutely no fun. I kid you not; I heard this morning that we have 11 days to go of this arctic blast and snow is expected again tomorrow.
SERIOUSLY, I am in dire need of sun. And if you're asking what I did to welcome New Year's Eve, I did put on my red shirt and polka dot pjs for luck, but when 2010 ushered in, I was curled warmly on my bed sleeping - probably snoring. I even forgot to call my parents to greet them a Happy New Year. I did get the guilt trip call on January 2nd, and please note that I have admitted to my forgetfulness and I have apologized to my parents.
I am now back working, and I'm glad the moving phase is over. It is just a matter of adjusting now and to start looking at my monthly budget and get things in order at my home. As of now, I'm still trying to gauge how much my monthly expenses will be. I am rather feeling restless and that I am yearning for that feeling of normalcy again. I hope that 2010 will bring that back to me. For goodness sake, I even have a hard time finding my TV remote these days.