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Happy New Year!

I've been very absent from LJ recently, and that probably isn't going to change much, although I DO intend to get the rest of the Scotland vacation posts done (yes, Tavi, I see you rolling your eyes at this point, but I mean it). Still, since I'm the only one in my department who had to work today *grumbles*, I thought I'd tear myself away from the spreadsheets long enough to wish everyone on my flist all the best in 2009.

I also want to say "Thank you!" to the people I heard from at the holidays: babycakesin, castalie, catheights, desert_rifka, jenni_snake, kleio_caissa, luvmax1, maddiec24, maggie33, pride_of_erin, rosybug, and tobyfan. The cards were a delight, and I have a colleague here at work who's going to be thrilled when I give her the foreign stamps that came with a few of them. :-)

Extra thanks to Jen, Robin, and Tavi (who all know why). (Robin, the snowflake arrived in perfect condition, and it's simply beautiful; it's going to live here in my office at least until the spring.)

Thanks also (in advance) to foudebassan, whose contribution to my holiday cheer appears to be taking the long, slow, scenic route. I'll let you know when it finally arrives!

If there's anyone else I should have thanked but haven't, please let me know. It's always possible Fou's card found a traveling companion or two along the way....

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maggie33
Jan. 3rd, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
And thank you for a beautiful, original card and your gifts. And yeah, working on Friday, the 2nd of January, when two thirds of your collegues is absent - not so great. I know, I had to work, too.
aswanargent
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Ah well, at least next year both Christmas and New Year's are on Friday, so there'll be a long weekend to look forward to. (At least there will be for me, and I hope for you as well!)
foudebassan
Jan. 3rd, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
I was afraid it'd gone back to me (it's happened before!) but it wasn't here waiting for me when I came back, so it must be suspended somewhere over the Atlantic...
aswanargent
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
It arrived safely on Saturday. Merci! :-)
foudebassan
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
I hope you like it :)
aswanargent
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Did I ever tell you my university degree is in History? With impecunious historians among the cast of characters, liking it is probably a given. :-)
babycakesin
Jan. 3rd, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
You're more than welcome, sweetie *hugs* Thank you again for the card and the presents :)

Happy New Year! (and sorry you had to work on the second... that sucks - which is why I asked for the day off lol)
aswanargent
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
I actually stayed in the office until my regular time to leave; had thought I might sneak out a bit early, but this is my busiest time of the year....

At least next year Christmas and New Year's both fall on Friday, so I'll get a nice long weekend. :-)
jenni_snake
Jan. 13th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Sorry it's so late, but you're welcome, and thank you! :)
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