At Christmastime, my left-brained office was closed from close of business on Friday December 21, till re-opening on the morning of Thursday January 3. While planning that time, I had a list of projects, mostly right brained, that I wanted to accomplish. But by Saturday morning the 22nd, all I wanted to do was Christmas. And I did not want to accomplish anything whatsoever.
And I managed to do just that! I am pretty proud of myself. I did of course have a wonderful Christmas. And did attend the larger family feast at my sister’s house with her family in Glendale. We also had 3 different feasts with members of my nuclear family. Quite wonderful. I also made somewhere around 50 loaves of the Christmas bread folk expect and love – and which I love to prepare.
I also crossed off my bucket list visiting the William Howard Taft Home on Auburn Avenue. And read all of the Christmas mysteries and other books I bought to enjoy during the season. Plus seeing 3 movies, enjoying several different meals with friends, wrapping tons of presents, doing a number of different readings for friends and clients – and feeding all my backyard family throughout the season.
But – and here’s the resolve – I didn’t do anything that I consider work. Even though that got to be challenging the last few days. Hurray for me!