I am a little late for the obligatory New Year post, but I have good reasons. We spent New Years Eve with some very good friends of ours. It would have been a lovely evening if I had not been huddled under a blanket, drinking herbal tea, being miserable and running a fever. We stayed until midnight and then headed out. Bulent tucked me into bed and took care of me for the next couple of days. I feel much better now, but was really out of it for a week and a half. I had sort of gotten better but talking (and yelling) at children for seven hours a day really slows down the healing of a sore throat. I actually sound pretty sexy—if you like a raspy low pitched growl. Bulent thinks it is cute.
I was also dealing with the loss of my laptop. My hard drive crashed. I lost a little data but I had backed up a few weeks ago. Luckily, I had it back within a week all fancy and like new. I replaced the hard drive with a larger one and upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7. So yay!
The new year also started a new adventure…A Masters! I found a great distance program through a public university in the States. So that has started and I have completed my first Saturday of homework. Whee…Graduate level education, here I come.