Friday Free-For-All – 12/23/16

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I AM SO READY FOR A LONG WEEKEND. I have to work today (Ben has the day off and I’m very jealous), but then I have Monday off for Christmas, so I’m basically living for 4:30 pm. I’m very much looking forward to relaxing with my family, watching Christmas movies, sipping eggnog, and NOT being at work for three days. And then I only have to work three days next week, and only four days the week after that, so basically I don’t work a full week for the next two weeks. Score!

Christmas music has gotten me through this week. I just haven’t been feeling work at all lately, but jamming out to Christmas tunes has at least kept my mood up enough that I can perform my basic job functions. In fact, I’ve actually been pretty productive this week in preparation for year-end and quarter-end madness. I’m just trying to square everything away today so I don’t have any work anxiety this weekend.

My sister-in-law Emily is home from Prague. It’s been really fun having here here. She’s been living in the Czech Republic for almost two years now, so I don’t get to see her very much. We’ve been spending lots of quality time together playing video games, cooking, and eating. My other SIL Leah is arriving on Saturday, at which point I will be in Quechee with my folks, but she’s staying through New Year’s, so I’ll still get to spend some time with her as well. I’m anticipating some marathon games of Settlers of Catan once we’re all in the house 🙂

I started a Bullet Journal in September and it’s pretty magical. I’m not going to try to explain what a Bullet Journal is because there are so many descriptions, videos, blog posts, and general rave reviews already out there. I’m just saying, it’s been great for me. Part planner, part journal, part to-do list, part art project, it’s working for me the way other planners never have, because it’s 100% customize-able to my needs and preferences. If you like paper planners but have never found the “perfect” one, go Google Bullet Journal and prepare to fall down the rabbit hole.

Did you/do you have to work today? Are you ready for Christmas?


4 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 12/23/16

  1. txa1265 says:

    I don’t have to be here, and there are about 15 cars in the lot (as opposed to ~150) … but it is quiet and a nice opportunity to get a few things done while the kids are sleeping and Lisa is also working.

    Wonderful that you are getting some great family time – it is just the four of us, but I am enjoying that connection after a few months apart!

    As for Christmas music, in general I am getting about ‘done’ with the general streaming stations, but still listened while wrapping last night and will also listen while doing cookies later today 🙂

    I love hearing about journaling … it is interesting, I have been ‘all digital’ for so long, and found myself after using a digital pen for a while (LiveScribe) wanting to get back to a real journal. So I started using a little Moleskine, and then Lisa got me a nice Waterman fountain pen (my Montblanc was lost in the move from Mass.) and larger Moleskine … and I am hooked 🙂

    Hope you guys have an awesome Christmas!

    • Rae says:

      I have always preferred handwriting and real paper to digital formats, but I’m super picky about layouts etc, so the BJ has been magical. I’d love a nice fountain pen someday, but not ready to splurge just yet. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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