Work has been busy with trying to finish some projects before holidays, then this afternoon was our directorate’s Christmas party. It was off site, at a nice place, and with the very nice people that I work with – but I’m still not feeling very festive. I’m not finished shopping, and I’m not feeling ready for it all. I feel overwhelmed. Add to that some troubles with some perpetually problematic extended family members (if you’re reading this, it’s not you), and I feel bleah.
Some good things happened today though, so let‘s focus on those:
After the party was over, I was a half hour walk from home, so I decided to use my feet and enjoy the snowy mild day. I called Tony while I walked and managed to convince him to sneak out and meet me for a coffee before it was time to pick up the girls. After our coffee, we walked together to pick them up. Six-year-old B was sewing a stocking and didn’t want to leave, so Tony took N home while I stayed and helped B thread her needle and finish her craft. Relaxing. When I did get home with B, dinner was waiting for us.
As an aside, after having laser eye surgery this fall, my distance vision is great, but my super-powered myopic close-up vision is no more, so threading the needle took me quite some time. Which made me feel old. Though in all fairness, that was the tiniest little eye of a needle I have ever seen. Ahem.
Another nice thing that happened today was that I won a door prize at the party – $100 for Le Nordik Spa in Chelsea. This will come in handy the next time Tony and I have a date night in January.
Lastly, we received my brother’s flight itinerary today. He will be home from Cambridge Bay Nunavut on Monday morning and I cannot wait to see him and Tamara.