My morning will consist of an hour of web-related things, then actual work, then I plan to take a half day, depending on how I feel. Because I was sick this weekend. Ok ok, my body was threatening to be sick. I didn’t start feeling really bad until about halfway through Sunday and even then, I was somehow very motivated to clean. I got a lot done, actually. But I still don’t feel great. A little better today but still… it’s the winter ick that I get every year.
We did do a lot this weekend though. I ran (an awful) 10 miles on Saturday and we made cookies and put lights on the outside trees. I did laundry and actually got it all folded and put away ON THE SAME DAY. This is somewhat of a miracle, people. It so rarely happens. The kids behaved too. And on Friday night, while Ash was at Magic, not feeling sleepy, I decided to lay on the couch with Christmas music on my ipod and watch the tree. I think I probably lay there for a good hour just thinking, until I finally did just drift off to sleep. It was incredibly relaxing. Especially after the afternoon. Ash and I went to Elliot and Isaac’s Christmas lunch (but opted not to eat) then went out for Mexican. I decided to have a couple margaritas and that’s when I realized how overwhelmed by the Christmas season I was. So I cried it all out in the car on the way home and then we took a nap. In the quiet day-time house that was ALL OURS. No kids. It… was… glorious.
If you have kids, I highly recommend doing things like that.
One of my favorite songs of all-time is Frank Sinatra’s rendition of the Christmas Waltz. And my ipod always likes to juxtapose it with the Carpenters; I have no idea why. (Sorry, no official videos)