Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas week...

And so the holiday week is underway - I always look so forward to this time but then, I know, it will be over too quickly. Ripped paper, packages, boxes and bags...the shrapnel will be all that remains a week from now. So much preparation - how do you build in time to reflect and relax? I'm hoping to do a few sun salutes this week to chill and remind myself to slow down and just breathe. I try hard not to get my expectations too high - but it's tough after all of the secret gift buying and wrapping, and wanting desperately to have everyone be lovely and gracious....I know you know what I mean. We're human.

I am looking forward to closing the week at work on Wednesday. I hate to admit being so sick and tired, but the most useless co-worker I have ever had is retiring - that brings me great (if not pathetic) joy. I will surely toast to this with a cocktail - it's been 4 years of waiting. But then I hope I will pull my truck into my garage, and it won't move, I won't move, except church and one family gathering, until next week. Tall order I know, but I think I can do it. Seems Santa Baby needs another line...slip a jammie marathon under the tree...for me...

One last bit of holiday knitting - I have the ravelry link here in case the giftee is peeking. Surely she is, that devil.


Finally, as my gift to the less worthless, more reader type co-workers, I have purchased a stack of books to share - all the same title - Eating Heaven by Jennie Shortridge. I am thinking we need a book club - so this is how I will give the gang a little nudge. We often swap books and I keep a library at work - just in case. And "come read with me..." who can say no to that? I think the line in my note that says "you have been chosen" will get them interested...I mean who doesn't want to be chosen? It's like my own version of the golden ticket. And seriously, after a year half filled with loser books - I am hopeful 2011 will bring more good reads and friends to share them with. Suggestions welcome.

In the meanwhile, have a wonderful holiday blog friends!


Blogger Jodi said...

What a great idea with the books! That's inspired.

Hurray for bidding adieu to the bad apple, and wishing you a very merry Christmas, with lots of relaxation and PJ time.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

It sounds like a nice relaxing holiday is in order - for you & me both!! I'm off now to go check out your ravelry link. On a side note, from one knitter to another, do you often find you wish desperately you could knit and read simultaneously? Now that would be a great superpower!

11:52 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

I hope you have a wonderful week and get tons and tons of relaxing in! How great about the co-worker....I can definitely relate (working at a gov't institution where people can't get fired...) and that is a very nice feeling when the retirement comes. :) Merry Christmas!

10:42 AM  

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