Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bah Humbug

Pale Blue SnowflakeWhat do I have to be miserable about - I'm in the middle of 14 days off from work with no major plans, commitments, obligations and I'm in a bit of a funk?  What is up with that?  I've got that sense of the time just ticking away but what is the big deal - my only objective was to make a great Christmas for the kids and enjoy some quality time off with them and Jeff and here we are snugs as four bugs in a rug - five if you count the dog.  The house is clean, the fridge is full, the laundry is not overflowing, so what is my deal?  I think I need to make a list of things I'd like to get done and prioritize that list according to what should be done while I'm off and what can wait, etc.  and just start getting some things done.  I think the root of my problem is that I don't know how to act when I'm not in panic mode but I WANT to know how to act when I'm not in panic mode because I want to live in this mode not in panic mode.  Ok, I've gotten to the root of the funk - now let's attack it shall we? 

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Fa La La La La

Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, the cleaning ladies were stirring all they could rouse.  We're all crammed in the basement to stay out of their way.  I'm hoping the kids behave themselves today.  They should be done shortly, they've been here since 9.  I'm playing with my new computer and everyone else is fine.  For now.

We're all home together for the rest of the week.  Alex is here today and will be opening her gifts since she didn't come over yesterday.  Stacey and Dave will be coming over for dinner later - could be a new tradition - to celebrate Boxing Day with the Jewish friends.  Yesterday was nice and peaceful - opened the gifts, ate breakfast, relaxed a bit, went to Mass, relaxed some more, made and ate a simple dinner, to bed earlyish but stayed up to watch one episode of the Cold Case marathon. 

Must think of some stuff to do with the kids to keep them from going stir crazy in the house.  Chuck E. Cheese's is out of the question.  We still have to make the holiday pierogis but that is a lot of work and captures their interest for only a short time.  Maybe a trip to Baltimore to see the train exhibit I heard about.  Must go Google that now!