Looking Back

...and awaiting the arrival of 2011.

I've been absent from the blog for several days -- but do not fret. I have been greatly enjoying myself, spending the majority of my time-off with my family. My brother and sister-in-law are in town from Texas, which has been fantastic.

So, what about the Year That Was?

The family started out living in Town #1, Pennsylvania. The Pajama Wife was working at Small Catholic College, The Boy was in Kindergarten and the Little Girl and I were enjoying time together at home (and at the library, and other places around town -- I was still a stay-at-home-dad).

In January, I interviewed for a position in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Behemoth University. In February, I started working there -– commuting an hour from Town #1 to get to the office.

The family enrolled the Little Girl at a pre-school/daycare center, and family life became much busier and logistics became much more complex.

By March, I had started commuting to work with some co-workers who lived in the area, but both TPW and I were getting tired of our lengthy commutes in opposite directions.

In April, TPW interviewed for an academic advising position in the at Behemoth University. By May, she had started commuting to Behemoth U. with me and my other commuter-colleagues.

In July, having decided that living in Town #1 and commuting to Behemoth U. everyday was too much, the Pajama Family up and bought a house in our old Hometown (where TPW and I grew-up and attended high school). In August, The Boy enrolled in 1st grade (yikes!) at Hometown Elementary School and the Little Girl started going to a pre-school at the local college. TPW and I began looking at our (now shorter) commute to Behemoth U. as a short “date” at the beginning and end of each work day.

Oh yeah, and there was a mid-term election. Or something.

So, I think that about covers it. If this retrospective of 2010 has bored you, don't worry. I didn't do it for you -- I did it for posterity. While this blog has always focused primarily on politics, media and occasionally entertainment, it is -- and will always be -- a sounding board for any- and everything that goes on in my life. Hence, the "personal" tag.

We are very much looking forward to 2011 at our house. Tomorrow, my band (first introduced in this unfortunate post) will be playing-in the New Year at a local club. It's our first real "gig" and I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't nervous. That aside, it promises to be a great time.

We had a great holiday season here at World Headquarters -- and we're looking forward to an exceptional New Year's celebration. From our family to yours, have a happy and safe New Year!