winding down

December 14, 2013 |  Category:   life

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Had a window of a few free hours today and got the majority of my Christmas gifts done. What a relief. This coming from someone who belabors over choices and often walks out of stores empty-handed because of indecisiveness, but I was determined to be efficient and decisive today. This was my little sliver of pre-holiday activity – to slip away for a few hours by myself to walk around and look at pretty things in stores. Should have had a Peppermint Mocha in my hand, one of the few things I actually like at Starbucks. Damn…oh well, maybe tomorrow. We’re getting our tree, finally. Mark’s still in the trenches at the kitchen, but I’m winding things down on my end, at least where the business is concerned so I’m a bit more free to do some holiday prep with the girls. I still have quite a bit of freelance work, but I’m trying to clear my schedule for Christmas week so I can have some time off like most of corporate America. It’s been a good year though and I will never take work for granted despite the long hours, but I could use a week to just lay on the couch and do nothing. The last 4 months have been intense.

 

I haven’t picked up my camera very much in the last few months and I miss it. I also miss socializing with friends like a normal human being. I realized the other day that I don’t really know what’s going on with the people in my world right now. I haven’t been on Twitter/FB/Instagram and when I do pop in for a moment I feel like that person who wanders in awkwardly mid-conversation and has no idea what’s going on. My timeline is all a chatter about “Sound of Music live” and Kim and Kanye on some horse and I’m like, what? So I jump off, back to tying ribbons on boxes and designing infographics about genetic testing statistics (really).
 
Our shipping deadline has passed. Thanks to all who have ordered from us this holiday season. I always feel bad that we cut off our ordering deadline relatively early in the shopping season, but since everything is made to order, we need time to bake the stuff with adequate time for shipping and possible delivery delays. After the holidays, when we’ve had time to reflect and assess how our season went, we ask ourselves…how can we have done this better? This business…always keeping us on our toes…

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  • Diane December 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    oh, I know that indecisiveness so well. glad to hear you had a well-planned, efficient shopping effort!

  • Mommy G December 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

    It makes one feel so good to get holiday gifts in time. I have a four month old at home, but still managed to get my Christmas shopping done by the start of December – so maybe my house isn’t so tidy and supper not always ready on time, but I still feel good and efficient. Shopping online, of course, helps a great deal!

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