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2014 – In with a whisper, out with a cough…

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So, last year we had a quiet night at home on New Year’s Eve.  My husband was leaving for a work trip early and so we went to bed early.  This year, we’re at my in-laws, but with my cold hitting the hardest today, I may be in bed early again.  I slept on the living room couch last night because I was coughing so much and didn’t want to keep my husband and daughter up.  I was awake until 2:30 a.m. and then got woken up by my husband at 7:30 a.m.  And now, my nose is starting to fill again, my head is killing me (just took some Tylenol) and I am exhausted.  But, hey, at least I’m not alone with my DD.  That would definitely be worse.  Her cousin and Gigi are keeping her entertained and I’ve been able to more or less veg out all day.  Although, I need to finish my grading to meet the deadline for one of my campuses.  I don’t have much more to do, but with my head and throat hurting like it is, it is hard to get motivated to finish it up.

I have been putting off getting a new phone because I really wanted to change carriers, but I’m having a really hard time figuring out who to go with to save the most money and not get locked into some lease deal on the phones.  But, now I just may take the lease deal on an AT&T phone and stay with them after all.  I can’t decide.  If anyone has any advice you would like to throw my way, please do!  I am seriously considering downgrading my phone usage.  Right now I have my husband’s old iPhone with tethering and we have a big data plan and unlimited text and minutes.  I’m considering going without the tethering and reducing the data plan in a big way.  I’ve actually considered just getting a pay as you go phone and saving money that way.  We got a home phone for Christmas from my MIL and we have a phone line included on our cable package, so I don’t feel as desperate for a cell phone that does everything now.  I would still be driven crazy when visiting my mom because I would not have any internet there, but I’m thinking it may just be worth it.  Especially considering my new “Less Screen in 2015” resolution phrase.

So, if anyone has suggestions, let me know.  I’m going to do some more internet searches today and see if I can figure it out to start 2015 saving some money on my cell phone bills!

I can’t believe I start teaching the Winter Session class in only four days.  I also can’t believe I start teaching Spring semester in 20 days.

On a good note, even before 2015 has begun, I have already read over 100 pages in Inferno!  So, reading is off to a good start already.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve?  Anything exciting?  Good phone plans?  Let me know in the comments if you care to!