Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Willkommen 2017!

I awoke on New Year's Day as I do most days - with my dress rehearsal wake-up before the normal wake-up about an hour and a half later. Does everyone else do this? I usually feel my eyes bolting open at about 4:45 AM and feel a mixture of relief and frustration when I discover that I don't have to get-up yet. Usually my nightstand iPhone reaching is enough to rise Chandler who will inevitably wiggle out of the cave he's made under the blankets, stretch and then collapse in a big huff in a new caveesque locale.
^New Year's Day at Fort Mason Park

This time that new spot was adjacent to my chest where he curled-up into a donut, huffed (as usual) and settled in for his second sleep. Riding on that train myself, I ruffled down into the sheets, closed my eyes and drifted off. But just as I managed to make it to dreamland, Chandler moved his sweet little head onto my shoulder and neck. Where it remained for two more hours.

And I figured that starting my year that way was just not too bad. Not too bad at all.
^Our walk along the bay on NYD to have a park picnic.

After all, I am looking forward to 2017! Namely because the utter stress of my end of year is dissipating and I have a new work title to go along with my brand, spanking new promotion (I really wasn't making up how busy I was in December and how hard I was working)

So with that, I bid you a happy new year and a big hug as we embark on 2017!
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Pat Hatt said...

They sure do like to lie on us in many a weird way. Congrats on the promotion. A good reason to take a blog break.

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Congratulations on the promotion!!! How exciting!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Congrats on your promotion! It sounds like you definitely deserve it!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I freaking love when one of my dogs sleeps with their head on my shoulder or in my neck.

Happy new year! Congratulations on the promotion!

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Happy New Year, girl! And woohoo! Congrats on that promotion! Well done!! Aww, I love having George curled up by my shoulders/neck. :)

Samantha said...

Happy New Year!!!

The Siberian American said...

Congrats on the promotion! That is so exciting! Happy 2017!

Kara said...

Congrats on the promotion!!! All the hard work paid off!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

ahh congrats on the promotion! you go girl. that's so awesome.
i totally do the wake up, drift off, wake up thing as well. my cats like to sleep on me but they get cranky when i move if they aren't ready to wake up lol.
happy new year! hope 2017 is a great year for you.