Sunday, January 2, 2011
I get a lot of vacation at my job. Along with the pleasure of working side-by-side with a mostly funny, cooperative group of people and having respect for my boss, my time off is probably my main pleasure at work.
This year, I really relaxed on my Christmas time off. I read a lot, I hung out with the kids a lot, and I enjoyed the company of my friends and extended family.
My vacation was over on Tuesday. Today my tree comes down. Usually by this time I'm sick of it-the tree is often brown, the needles are all over, and it gives everyone an excuse for not carrying their stuff upstairs.
This year, the tree is still green and I know once it's down, my Older Daughter's return to grad school is imminent. My Younger Daughter will be home from college for another week or so. I'm sort of not liking the last day.