Welllll, it is back to the grind for me this week. Sadly, my leisuring days are over. But just for now, not forever. I will leisure again one day. Just probably not this month as work is about to get reeeeeal busy as I am planning an event that is basically a wedding times six in early February. So the Christmas holidays were a very nice break from all the busyness.
Not that I really leisured all that much over the break anyway… New Year’s Day was the first day where I just stayed in my pajamas and did nothing. And it felt gloooorious. Well, I undecorated our dead tree and put all the Christmas stuff away, so I’m sure that counts as being mildly productive.
I loved our tree. It hurts my heart to see it brown and dead.
Anyway, New Year’s Day was made for doing nothing, I say. Everything is closed anyway. Staying in your pajamas should be mandatory.
I haven’t even talked about New Year’s Eve! It was a good one. We spent the night at my good pal Sherrie’s, who threw a house party. She had a pretty great turnout.
I spent New Year’s Eve at her party last year too, you may remember. House parties on new year’s are the best. I much prefer them to going out and spending a million dollars and waiting a million years for a cab.
Most of my lovely lady friends were in attendance.
A bunch of us actually went for dinner first with our friend Crystal who was still here from Calgary, though she was flying back that night and had to miss the party. It was so great to spend at least part of the night with her, and it was a good start to the evening. I wish my BFF Lisa was still here also, but you can’t have everything.
This was my first year ringing in the New Year in Evan’s presence.
Though last year I do remember texting him quite a lot.
I spent most of the days between New Year’s and the hunting camp catching up on this season of the Walking Dead (and getting Evan into it!) and fiiinally watching American Horror Story, which I have been itching to get into since I have been hearing this girl rave on about it for the past couple years.
My friend Emily lent me the first season on DVD and I was all over it. It’s weird for sure, but it was soo good. I loved it. And I really love ghost things, and being scared (but safe scared) in general, so I am surprised it took me this long to watch it. Evan watched the first episode and said he didn’t “care for it” in a snooty voice, which made me laugh (because he was lying, it was too scary for him), but then he ended up watching the entire season with me anyway. He eventually decided that he liked it. I thought it got way less scary after the first episode, since the ghosts are explained as the season goes on. Once things are explained to me, they aren’t so scary any more. Except Candy Man. Scary forever.
I’m really glad I got some time late last week TV vegging because it’s been a LONG time since I marathoned any TV seasons. Without that I don’t think it would have felt like a real vacation. And if I felt like I was being unproductive for too long, I just threw some laundry in the washing machine so it seemed like I was doing something. Problem solved.
I think you’re all caught up on everything otherwise. It’s really cold here, but it’s all anyone is going on about these days so I’ll save you from another cold rant.
Hope you’re having a good week!