Tuesday, December 09, 2014

It's finally beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

I'd forgotten how work changes your life. It's been almost five years since I have had a day gig.  Even back then, I had time for everything, but I had to prioritize, and I rarely had pajamas on at noon.

This morning, I disturbed the chickens. They never actually sleep, but I could tell they were surprised I was out so early.

The hen looked around, and I could almost hear her saying, "If we'd known you were coming this early, we'd have baked you an egg custard."

But I hugged and kissed a sleepy wife and was on the road before the school buses.

One of the main drawbacks of a job is that, taking a nap after lunch is frowned on. If I were like the Chairman of Labor, or something like that, I'd push legislation through that required each worker have a 20 minute nap after lunch. I think it would boost productivity, and ultimately be good for morale,  America and what not.

Thankfully my job is only part time, and I have Wednesdays off. So tomorrow, Jilda and I are going to get our Christmas tree.

Year before last, it snowed the day we went for our tree. I have a short video clip of Jilda in her winter coat, cap and mittens standing in a groove of Christmas trees. Snowflakes swirled around her face. She was smiling as though she were holding the winning $400 million Power Ball ticket. "It's snowing," she said gleefully.

The next few days we'll decorate the yard, and put up the tree.

I guess you could say, It's finally beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.


7 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are enjoying life. I think the part time job is great. I bet you enjoy it. I am still waiting for that wonderful 'sweet' feeling Christmas usually brings. Probably when our boys arrive and it feels like family around. I do actually miss that feeling of familiarity during holidays. Many snow birds go back north for Christmas. We haven't yet. (smile). I know you guys will enjoy the decorating. good stuff.

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  2. What a special video! It's been warm here although a few flakes hit the ground this morning. Jack comes home for lunch every day and takes a nap before heading back to the office...helps to be self employed. He takes Wed. off too! Enjoy the tree hunt and I hope snow flakes grace the day!

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  3. Love the idea of a Siesta.
    I hope you get right on that legislation.
    :)
    Hugs,
    J.

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  4. We're waiting for our kids to get here from Connecticut!!

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  5. Nice sentiments. It's difficult to get back in the swing of things, I'm sure.

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  6. Good naps are hard to find. Looking forward to seeing your tree in its glory.

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