Oh, the holidays are upon us,
And the kids are all off the bus,
Since we've a million places to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Here it comes. The season of griping. Oops, I meant complaining. No wait - I think I meant GIVING.
Yeah - that's right.... giving. Isn't that what we did few short weeks ago? Right - that was being grateful for what we have. Now it's time to watch our kids rip through packages to find out what kind of loot they received.
Of course, most of us would LOVE to get this dig in:
"Talk about pissing your money away. I hope you kids see what a silly waste of resources this was."
~ Momma In-law Griswold
But not me. Nope. That would make me a Scrooge.
With just a few short days from the holiday, it's time to slam into overdrive.
Wait... wasn't I already doing that?
My faithful friends that read here often are starting to become concerned. "Where are your musings? Why aren't you writing? Are you sick? Is everything okay?"
Initially I just threw out responses.
"I ran outta stuff to have an opinion about."
"I broke my left hand hang gliding."
"My cholesterol is acting up so I haven't been able to write."
It's the last question that tells it all.... am I okay? Hmmm... I don't think I can answer that.
For the now 21st year in a row, I am in a fourth quarter nightmare. Most of my clients renew their benefit programs within the last three months of the year (or January 1st). Employee communication is at an all time high with the birth of the Accountable Care Act. Clients rates are soaring and innovative solutions are critical.
Long story short - I'm a bit worn out. I'm a little older this time (because that happens somehow every year). The pieces of the law that haven't been delayed and actually enacted are difficult for most to understand and tiring to discuss day in and day out. Even extroverted socialites get a little bit tired from time to time.
In short, my sweet energy juices are totally depleted.
I need a refill, Jobu.
I'm actually going to WILL myself to rest this weekend. Not try to wrap every single present in one sitting. Not spend all day cleaning or cooking. Take some breaks and laugh at my fave Christmas movie with little guy.
That's the plan. Let's just see how that turns out.
In an effort to actually blog ON the day, below are my faves from around the web this week. Happy reading!
FAVE TECHY GIFT
I MUST give this! I am always running out of juice and watched a girlfriend have the same experience this week. She needs one of these!
Oooh... I love, love, love this. I have two similar shirts but not exactly like this. I need to find it!
I loved my mom's handwriting. And my grandma's. How cool would it be to have it around my neck and not in a weird (blood in a vile) type of way? I think this is a great idea!
FAVE CHRISTMAS SONG
Yep. That pretty much sums it up.
With all the holiday partying happening lately, new kicks would be awesome. I fell in love with these immediately. I know my ankles would be in heaven!
Try hard to slow down and listen....
For my friend Ems, who originally forced me to become addicted to Netflix. This ones for you!
FAVE FUR KID
Gotta love the goldens. Always make my heart happy.
FAVE GIRLY GIRL
I've publicly scorned the scarf long enough. It's time I come clean. I do think that wearing scarves every day over all pieces of clothing regardless of the weight of fabric is a little over the top. For me, anyway. But subtle, lightweight versions I must admit are very pretty. This one jumped out to me immediately as a winner.
Finally, someone printed one of my fave movie quotes of all time. Bring it on, Griswold!
Merry, merry friends. Have a great weekend!