Let's see, an update since New Year's Eve 2010 is in order:
December - February - Laid off, then not laid off
A stunning announcement just in time for Christmas - 60% of company tossed, followed by an agonizing 60 days of frantically looking for a new job.
On day 59, due to very, very bad planning (apparently) a few of us were offered to stay on. It was truly the epitome of the "11th-hour" concept, and it went something like this, "We changed our minds, did you want to keep your job, btw?"
Note to corporate execs: how big were your bonuses for this colossal cluster f$&# that devastated many productive employees' lives, while you all had a very happy holiday? Please save as lesson in how NOT to downsize.
February - March - Muddled through a lack-luster, depressing winter, but still lucky to have a job.
March - thank goodness for spring. Had a mid-life crisis after 55th birthday - decided to do something healthy by shedding poundage and reuniting with atrophied muscles.
March -June - Lived for July
7/17 - Christian and Mary wedded in an amazing ceremony and venue in Lakeville
7/25 - Two-week jaunt to Italy with Cathy - Positano as the appetizer, Rome as the entree (another magical wedding), and Florence as dessert
A fabulous, sunny, breezy start to Labor Day weekend.
Time to enjoy the day . . .
Almost forgot, the weight loss