Today was the first day back at work after the 10-day holiday. (That’s right folks, the official, legal, government holidays were 10 days long. Can you imagine?) I don’t know if it’s because I was well rested or the kids were, but everyone was so nice and sweet and well-behaved today.

My New Year’s resolutions are:

1. Try to remain well-rested and unstressed, and

2. Always carry my Кофе Хаус buy-one-coffee-get-one-free coupons with me, because the chain is way overpriced (they even admit it’s overpriced by giving you these coupons every time you go, which effectively cuts the price of your coffees in half, making them on par with normal market prices) but inevitably you wind up in one every couple of weeks, bemoaning the fact that you left your coupons at home.