It is strange that somehow, no matter how one tries – there always seems to be a mad dash to get things together for the holidays. And I say this as a person without children and the requisite efforts that adds, far from family and the multiple events that adds, and with all of my needs met, basic and otherwise. There are so many things I have been meaning to do – and though I do not feel particularly stressed out about them, I am aware of them nonetheless.
Today begins three whole days in Hong Kong, without work. This is fabulous and very unusual (not just because of the lack of time off in Hong Kong, but also because I generally leave town whenever I have days off – I might not even leave me little island home today.) I have already spoken with my BFF and parents in the US as they embark on their respective Christmas Eves. I am cooking for Christmas lunch. I gave my first Christmas present yesterday. I wrapped presents last night and am eating cookies for breakfast today. It is about 70°F (22°C) and the humidity has shot up to 90% already. I have an incredibly corpulent and loving dude-cat on my lap. I have three blogs in various stages of completion and photos to edit. (A fun to-do list to be sure.) One of my favorite bloggers has been doing the Holidailies blogging project and I am trying to get caught up with all of her recent posts… they are excellent.
I am very much looking forward to the chance to breathe deeply and prepare for the upcoming Full Moon and New Year. 2009 was such an education in every way, and through the lens of increased awareness 2010 looks to be awe-inspiring.
Merry Merry Merry…. Everything!
“Come on and let it show!”