And no, not my personal holiday situation. I love the holidays & get all of my planning & organizing, decorating, shopping done early. Work is the real challenge - an ongoing drama/stress-fest in Q4, and this year has been no exception. I've worked every day, night & weekend & I'm exhausted. I also have a terrible cold. This Q4 was another reminder that I *never* want to do this again. I'd promised to try & take the kids to a couple of holiday activities over the weekend, and to take Sam to his soccer game. I had to bail on all of it, and Sam cried, making me feel like an absolute shit mother.
But, starting tomorrow, I'm on vacation for a week (a peer is on call. He could technically call me if the issue is severe & he doesn't know how to handle it. He's a rock star & should be capable of solving 90% of all potential issues.) So, fingers crossed that I get a full, uninterrupted week without work. That would be absolute bliss!
We head to Portland tomorrow to go visit the family for a few days, and then we're off to the Oregon coast, to our vacation house. Can't wait! SO excited for both family time, as well as general lounging & relaxing at the beach. Yeah!!
I find it so hard to relax when I have to be "constantly on". I never know when I'll get the email or phone call that something is broken. It's really hard to relax & enjoy the season, my family, the weekends, etc.
I also broke a toe last week, so that's still hurting & causing me some issues. But, no excuses - I need to get some exercise ASAP. My weight is trending towards "red alert" phase - way past my comfort zone, and into the "all of my clothes are too tight" point. ;-) Happy holidays, indeed!
I may not be posting much, as I hope to be off of my computer as much as humanly possible. So, happy holidays to all of you in advance! Wishing you a relaxing & enjoyable time with family & friends.
And, we always wear ugly sweaters!