Today was a day

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.

About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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4 Responses to Today was a day

  1. Unexpected coffee date with the husband – sounds like the best kind of day!

    So much to do this time of year – I have a college christmas lunch and – I am begging off this evening I think, as I'd like to spend with the family by the tree.

    Have a relaxing weekend.

  2. Laura says:

    That's a lot of happy things Finola. (except for the impossibly tiny needle part) Awesome about winning the door prize. I am curious about that outdoor spa in the winter…how does that work in the freezing, slippery cold? Look forward to that post. 🙂

  3. Eileen says:

    I know so well how you feel, Finola. My present buying is simplified now (as you know!) but I remember the olden days when panic would set in at the thought of everything that had to be done.

    Magically, it always did get done.

  4. Lynn says:

    I hear you about the blah. Seems like a real epidemic this year. I have high hopes for this coming week – my shopping is done, and I hope the kids and I can have fun.

    Or at least, not kill each other. That'll be a win, too!

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