Honestly, the last week has proven to be much more than I had originally expected. Work has been crazy as the kids are itching for winter break (and, so are the teachers and staff!). My grandmother came over to stay because she had an appointment with a specialist, and I know that my mind keeps drifting to her and her health. I just feel that this is only the beginning of a very long journey. On top of all that, I think my son was so kind to share his head cold with me!
At the time that I write this, I have four days left of work before a two week break. I am so looking forward to this!! I feel like I hit the ground running when I started my new job back in August, then moving in September, and the start of renovations around the house. My house is still covered in boxes, and they are driving me crazy. I am looking forward to a long break to get a good chunk of these boxes unpacked, some painting done, and a whole lot of reading and relaxing in. I really want to try to meet my Goodreads goal of 80 books for the year, and I am currently at 71.
In the short-term, I am hoping to get my holiday newsletters finished and mailed, a couple of packages shipped, and the rest of my Christmas shopping done. Even shorter term, I am going to take my tired body to the bath with a book, and then to bed. I need some sleep before I tackle this list and the last four days of work!
Have you found yourself in the holiday spirit yet? Or, do you find yourself struggling like me? What are some of the things that you are most looking forward to during the holidays this year?