Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas 2011

Things at work are still insanely crazy. I went from being "just the Receptionist", where I had about four hours of free time a day, to working eight to ten hours of overtime a week. All because my boss, who was the HR Manager and Event Coordinator, got fired (through no fault of her own). We had our annual Holiday Party last Friday, which I ended up coordinating from start to finish. Doesn't it just burn your biscuit when everybody wants their opinions heard and their finger in the pie and to be "kept in the loop", but no one actually wants to raise one of those fingers to help out? Pisses me the hell off. Grr.

Now we've got our annual Holiday Potluck, which (again) has all fallen on me. Where's my raise, people?!

I did manage to get the house all dolled up for Christmas, but feeling motivated enough to to post the pictures is another story. I basically just used all the decorations from last year, with the exception of my new wreath and a few ornaments to match the new color scheme.

LIVING ROOM 









DINING ROOM



I didn't do much in the rest of the house... But maybe next year I'll decorate the shelves J is building for me in the kitchen! I also wanted to make Christmas/Winter themed curtains for the kitchen, but didn't get around to it.

I'm just glad the Holidays are over this year. Between work and attempting to reach a Holiday event family balance with a new beau, I am worn out. Here's to a more productive 2012.

4 comments:

Loribeth said...

Oh! I hate it when they add more responsibility but do add more money! You should probably have a talk with your boss about it.

Your house looks so nice! I love the white Christmas tree. Are those shoe ornaments????

BTW, I'm hosting my first Linky Party on my blog Small Moments. I'd love it if you linked up something from your blog. You have so many wonderful things to share!

Megan said...

I LOVE your decorations. So simple and nice but beautiful too! My hubs likes to go a little crazy some times and I was in with him for awhile but this year has shown me that simple is better and easier for my over stressed, scattered, not with the moment brain. I swear the thing would fall off and I'd lose it if possible.

Good luck with work, it sounds like you need a break AND a raise!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

New beau? Let's see him! And you, for that matter....

I love your white tree and the colors are perfect in there!

Shannon said...

I remember taking over the Rec Committee at work and starting to plan all the events. Ohhhhh sweet baby J, people crawled out of the freakin woodwork to give me their opinions on what radio station I should play during the summer picnic. Since I didn't give a crap about them, I did it my way and did it awesome. They are probably not that sad that I quit. Anyway, your house looks (looked?) gorg. I'm a big fan of the white tree and was determined to find on for like 10 bucks after Christmas. But then I got lazy and didn't feel like going to look. Oh well.