Whew. It’s been an incredibly busy blogging week. Have you been able to keep up? I have just barely. I’m not exactly sure why I thought that taking on all these different things would be a good idea because I’ve been struggling the last couple of days. But that’s OK. I’ve learned a couple of things, and I think I can make this upcoming week a little easier.
One of the things that I’ve decided to do is to not worry about posting a photo a day. It’s too much, isn’t it? I think that instead I’m going to post the week’s photos on the weekend. That gives me the opportunity not worry getting one more thing done each day – if I get it and it’s good, that’s great. It can go into my compilation post. And if not…then I’ve got a little more time. It honors the spirit of challenge but allows me to do a little of what I want as well. Plus, if we’re being honest – and I think I’ve talked about this a little bit – I have difficulties with being told what to do. Some days the prompts don’t speak to me. I understand the point of it. But I’d like to be able to play a little bit.
Anyway. I think that I’m putting the cart a little bit in front of the horse. It was a good weekend. Sweet Husband and I had a lovely dinner at home Friday night and watched my absolute favorite Christmas movie – Love Actually – which he apparently has never seen, even though it is his mother’s favorite movie too. As it was a miserable night on the Coast, it was a GREAT night for us to stay inside, snuggled up on the couch with a glass of wine, our puppies, and a good movie.
Saturday we ran a few errands, he spent time with a friend, and I got some Christmas shopping in before we headed to a comedy show at the Hard Rock with his parents followed by dinner afterwards. We caught the tail end of Christmas on the Water as we got out of the truck at the Hard Rock. The lead boat with Santa was all the way down by us and calling out – I had to answer him, putting all of my choral training to good use. When you combine Christmas lights with fireworks, I turn into a little kid and all Sweet Husband can do is stand back and watch. Seriously – jumping up and down, clapping my hands, shouting. That’s me – proudly a dork.
Both Sweet Husband and I commented that it was a GREAT day. He got to spend time with his friend – which is important to him. He’s a really social guy. I got to spend time alone – which is important to me.
And today? A perfect Sunday until it ended. 🙁 We had a fantastic brunch and a few bloody marys. Lounged on the couch, watched some football. He did his homework (graduating in May with his Masters); I caught up on my writing.
This week will be busy. I’m not entirely looking forward to it. There are several nerve-wracking things in store, the first of which is my formative evaluation observation. It’s been put off twice (once my fault, the other the fact that I had no students). Whatever. It will be fine. And then there’s another doctor’s visit. I’m already feeling anxious about it. *sigh* There are all the Christmas cards that must go out. I’ve decided they probably won’t have a picture in them because we can’t find one that we like and there’s not time to take one. Christmas books to send off to small fuzzes. My package to send to Australia to my Secret Pal. Somewhere along the way, the house has to get cleaned – deeply – because my Sner is coming next week.
Instead of a list of intentions for this week, I really just have one:
- To breathe.
Amongst all the stuff that will happen this week, I want to let it come in and let it flow out. I don’t want to hang on to any of the awful things that students might say or the feelings that are going to come up. I just want to let them come and let them go.
Beyond that, I’m looking forward to enjoying this time. I do so love the holiday season, and I want to be present enough to really experience it.
What in this coming week are you looking forward to?