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.


  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.

  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!

  3. Love the idea of a Siesta.
    I hope you get right on that legislation.

  4. Anonymous1:44 PM

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

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

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


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