It’s official. Well, almost. After this morning I am officially on vacation. We have made no real plans for the holiday ( like I mean zero. Nada. Zilch.) and I am excessively happy about it. However, it is always best to attack anything, with a plan, an outline, a small cognitive map, shall we say. Relaxing is no exception. Besides, contemplating a whole two weeks of free days leaves me a little dizzy, like looking down from the roof of a really tall building, or contemplating the cosmos.
So. Here’s my Holiday to-do list.
- Sit there. A lot.
- Sometimes even lie there. Awake.
- Sometimes lie there asleep.
- Go for runs. I like to run. I really do. In fact, I should probably get going now on a run, but I am having to much fun writing this list.
- Go for walks.
- After walk, go home and sit some more.
- Read books (see #1 & 2). Last year while visiting family I read a total of four pages during Christmas vacation. And to make matters worse, I chose the wrong holiday book – a novel about the experience of a child soldier in Africa. They weren’t exactly cheerful pages (good book though.) This year however, I got myself a whole stack of books from the library. The list includes a lot of YA novels, some Sherlock Holmes, a couple of classics and Room by Emma Donoghue (I read only the first couple of pages and almost peed my pants it was so good).
- Watch movies. Lost and lots of movies. I don’t really care what they are. I just want to sit there and knit. Which brings me to:
- Knitting! I’ve been knitting for a long time and I’ve never actually made anything for myself. But I lost my favourite tuque recently and I am determined to replace it. I’m gonna knit myself a hat!
- Last not but least, play with my children. Go skating, sledding, swimming. Play marathon games of Monopoly. Kick their asses at Dance Dance Revolution (’cause I’m awesome. And a little addicted.)
Of course, it took me longer than I though to write this post. So I am officially on vacation right now. And already I feel overwhelmed with everything to do – there are gifts still to buy. All the presents to be wrapped. The house to be cleaned. I promised I would take my daughter to the mall then skating. J is going to make Christmas Eve sushi (which is the same as everyday sushi except you eat in on Christmas eve and I better check to make sure we have enough food for tomorrow. And it’s already 7:53 in the morning! Aahhh.
I’m kidding. Well, not really. I still have to do all those things. But I don’t have to go to work, and that’s something.
To all of you who read this blog (all 3 of you) Happy Holidays and may the new year bring many just sitting there moments!