Happy New Year! Today is the beginning of a new year and a day full of football games. Living in Los Angeles, I look forward to the Rose Parade showing what is best about southern California. If you don’t know, it is the weather! The beaches, skiing, museums, theater, sports, parks and food are pretty good too. It is hardly perfect, but it is home!
The holidays are over and children will be going back to school soon. College football bowl games have started, although the Rose Bowl which is the granddaddy of them is today. Los Angeles Clippers may go all the way and the Los Angeles Lakers are starting to win, but are still working on their game. We are just about a month from the Super Bowl. I like this time of year! I am on vacation and there are a lot of sports to watch. I have been busy with house guests and my daughter visiting. Shopping, parties and the (2012) year are over! Next week, I go back to work and I am actually looking forward to it. It is one of the perks of doing what you enjoy. Speaking of things to do…….. This is also the time of year that people organize their taxes and get ready for new year. My tax planning starts with a spreadsheet so I can just drop in the numbers as my W-2, 1099s and other tax information arrive. I also clean out my files and start new files. I am really looking forward to this year.
Whether you are getting paperwork ready to file your taxes, watching a lot of sports, putting together your New Year’s resolutions or enjoying time with your family, I wish you all a happy and healthy new year. Happy New Year!
Photo by: Patrick Hoesly