Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Well, it's the week of Christmas.  And I'm not doing too terribly badly.

I've got some time off work coming up and I'm going to enjoy the heck out of it by doing a whole lot of nothing.  Just rest and relaxation.  And doing what I can to avoid or at least reduce any potential stress or drama or man oh man ... the stuff this season can bring.

I'm just kind of trying to breathe my way through it all.  Avoiding stores and malls helps.  Walking instead of driving when possible helps too.

It was the shortest day of the year on Sunday so things will start to get brighter soon.  Or, soonish, anyway.

My body is run down, I can tell, I slept 11 hours Friday night... my gums are all weirdly swollen and so very sore, and I'm pretty sure I'm clenching my jaw all the time. 

There's a weird kind of a respite sometimes in the days after Christmas before the New Year's frenzy and I'll probably avoid that as well.

Still would like to get away.  To a forest.  And a tent.  And some snow.  But there's not much (or any) of that around my parts right now so perhaps just my quiet apartment and some bubble bath and chocolate.

But not too much chocolate.  Healthy eating to help my body from getting too run down and no, I know this isn't a "Christmassy" post... I'm totally ok with that.

Happy Tuesday y'all... the longer days are coming back.


Jason Langlois said...

Oh man, it already feels lighter and it's only been a couple days.

Now if it would only start getting warmer!

I hope you enjoy your time off, get plenty of rest, and stop clenching your jaw. Lose yourself in the bath and a book, or just do something nice for yourself.

You're an amazing, talented, and wonderful person.

Victoria said...

Thank you Jason :)

Bart Coddens said...

Greetings from what we call the old continent, Europe and then to be even more precise Belgium. I follow your blog for a while and it is interesting to read how a girl handles stuff Inalso encounter from time to time. My suggestion? Let things come and go. Good things and lesser things come and go like the waves of the ocean. Accepting this is the art that brings sunshine in your life even in the dark days like today. I wish you a wonderful Christmas. Best regards Bart

Victoria said...

Thank you Bart :) *waves all the way over to you in Belgium* That's absolutely something I'm working on getting better at :)

Elliott said...

I hope you enjoy your time off. I hope you take care of yourself, do the things you want to do to recharge yourself...lots of baths and books and a little chocolate.

I'm hoping for a couple of days off before the crazies start at work again...this time of year is not fun for accountants. I'm really hoping for some cold weather and some snow so we can get cross country skiing. Too cold for biking now.

Have a great Christmas holiday.

Victoria said...

Hopefully you get rest time too E, happy holidays