Well, if this past weekend is any indication of what my next two weeks are going to be like....then my time-off is going to fly by. Seems like only a few short hours ago, I was celebrating the beginning of my vacation - and now the first weekend is already over with. Oh well, no time to dwell. It's time to get things going for enjoying the time off.
First thing - ship all the kiddos off to school. Yes, I even made the decision to send little Jelly to school today. I wanted a day, just one day, all to myself. I don't think it's too much to ask - and the kids don't seem to mind. I wish I could say that I'll be spending the day relaxing - but I won't. Nope, I will be making the final preparations for Christmas...the preparations that require no children be about.
I'm very excited about my day. I get a day like this once a year - doing this stuff, anyway. Hubby will be in bed, I will have the Christmas music on, and I will spend about 5 hours sorting and arranging and doing all of those Christmassy things that a parent needs to do.
I had a hard time falling asleep last night. Not really sure why. I got to read some more of Eat, Pray, Love - yes I'm still reading it *sigh*. I even wrote a little in my other journal - my personal journal. At midnight, I tried to go to sleep but still nothing. Finally, I put on my White Noise app and let the calming sounds of waves crashing put me to sleep. I've never really held much weight to those machines...but I guess I was wrong. The noise definitely did the trick!
Alright, going to make it a quick one today - don't have much spare time. Before I go, I must share the 8th day gift.
On the Eighth Day of Christmas, my new friend sent to me...
I know that sounds kind of rude - but it's hard coming up with these rhymes!! My gift today is a set of soaps - very nice smelling soaps. They look like they could be hand made or all natural - maybe both. Either way, they smell wonderful, and I will be using one in the shower today. Jelly's reaction was quite amusing. She opened the package and thought it was chocolate. I had to explain, and then let her smell the soap...I don't think she believed me..LOL
OK, now it's time to get ready for my very full day. Everyone have a great Monday!!
Till next time. ;)