No more meetings
No more paperwork
No more stifling
Dirty looks *
Tuesday at 4:30, I closed my office door and practically skipped out to my car. I was finished – DONE – with work until January 6, 2014. Cue confetti, popping champagne corks, cheers of jubilation.
I was desperate to get to the last day. The weeks before had been insane with Jimmy being on call for 2 weeks and then more meetings than I thought possible. My stress levels were through the roof: I even started itching like crazy last week, and I think it was stress-induced hives.
But vacation is here at last. Daniel is in school until tomorrow, and Jimmy’s last day of work for the year is today, so yesterday and today I have had the house to myself and have been purposefully slothful. It has been blissful.
Tomorrow the sprint towards Christmas begins. I need to attempt cards, finish shopping, wrap gifts, figure out a menu for Christmas Eve, make ornaments with Daniel. Oh and Santa is coming through the neighborhood on Saturday, and we are headed to Mocksville on Sunday for Christmas #1. Whew!
It always seem like everything happens at the last minute during the holidays, but it comes together somehow. I’ll think about that on Friday. For now, I’m going to put my feet up and read. I have a few more hours of solitude left.
* my apologies to Alice Cooper 🙂