Christmas isn't causing any stress - only have a handful of gifts to get, and I'm already more than half done and the rest are gift cards, so no problem there. No hectic holiday schedule - in fact, mom always has dinner before mass on Christmas Eve, and there's no change this year, and we're doing the family gift exchange on the 26th when my brother and his wife return from visiting her family, so I get the actual day to myself. Well, to myself in the sense that I'll spend the day relaxing, enjoy an afternoon dinner with friends, and then head downtown for an evening of
Work's been ok - not too crazy. Well, no more than usual. Actually, less than usual. And about to get even more so, since my boss has two more days until he goes to Australia through the end of the year. We started our two weeks of secret santa today, and I've yet to get my first present, so I can't figure out who my santa is yet... Not that I will, anyway. I just want my gifts. :)
Getting ready to head to Chicago for the annual "spread Christmas joy to underprivileged kids" and "go see Michigan Avenue lit up at night" and "eat all the good food I can" and "spend every minute (except for the kids' party) drinking with Mitch" weekend -- did I mention that last part to you, Peach? Sobriety is not an option. Unfortunately, I'll miss the IU/Kentucky game Saturday, but through the magic of TiVo, will be able to watch it Sunday when I get home. I'm beginning to think I need to go back to digital cable so I can buy the NCAA basketball package and TiVo all the games, not just the nationally broadcast ones. It's hands-down the best use of TiVo I've discovered yet.