Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 3 of vacation...

It is wonderful to be able to plan my day around things I want to do and not around work--yay! Vacation is finally here.

I'm not as burned out as I have been in years past--I have a fairly good group of kids this year--but I'm still tired. And, as usual, a little cold and sniffles has crept up at the beginning of vacation. And, as usual, my body is still determined to keep "school hours" for the time being. (Wiped out by 10:30, awake by 5:30.) That last part I don't really mind so much. I like being a morning person. Always have been one.

One of the great things about being on vacation is that instead of cramming several things into a 2-day weekend, I can set one project per day. Yesterday I was determined to wrap presents. I really scaled back on my Christmas shopping this year. All but 2 are wrapped.

Today I need to get to the post office and mail the gifts for my cousin whose name I drew in the family gift exchange. They have to get all the to Mississippi (she's in the Air Force.) I would also still like to get some twinkle lights up outside of the house on the bushes.

If I feeling really ambitious I may bring down some of the Lenox Christmas dishes from the the top shelf of my linen closet and take inventory on what I've got. Maybe wash some tablecloths too...or maybe that last part will be tomorrow's project.

This week will be all about preparing for the family gathering at my house on Christmas Eve. Next week will be all about my friend, Eric, coming for a visit. 11 days, yay! We've got all sorts of things planned before I have to go back to work. I'm excited!


Sally said...

I can't wait to the pics of the Christmas Eve family party. You are always such a great decorator.

Tricia said...

I aspire to be a morning person, Kristie! You are my hero[ine]. My whole family loved your e-card. My 4 year old wanted to watch it over and over and over and over again. Thanks!!