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December 20, 2013

7 Quick Takes - 71

Thank you to Jennifer Fulwiler for hosting! 

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Today is the last day of school for the kids before being let out for Christmas break! I have to work one more Monday and then I am off for Christmas break! I am looking forward to the holiday and some time off work. 

But, I question myself every year about the timing of my days off work. I do try to get time off either around Thanksgiving or Christmas. However...I wonder if those days off work would be better spent if I took them maybe a week or two before Christmas. Then I would have time to get everything done. As it is, I spend the weeks leading up to Christmas overwhelmed with working full time and trying to get all the shopping, baking, wrapping done -- and this year I'm trying to maintain my activity levels with crossfit workouts or maintaining a streak of days in a row worked out. It's been kind of exhausting.

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Speaking of Crossfit...did I mention I can do pull-ups with a band now? So...it's not a strict pull-up or a Kipping pull-up...but if I throw my feet into a band, I am able to pull myself up chest-to-bar. I'm pretty stoked about that!

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Thank God for my husband. He got some things wrapped and put under the tree last night...so our pile of boxes in our room got a little shorter. I need to finish most of it up this weekend...I don't want to be wrapping on Christmas Eve!!
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I'm sad because Craig has to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year. It's a real bummer. His employer used to send out notice for people to sign up for one or the other day and tried to accommodate those requests...but this year, no notification and by the time the schedule is up, it's too late to ask for time off. It's a real bummer.

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We do Secret Santa and gift exchange at work and this year I participated. The woman I drew put down for gift ideas: 1) toys; 2) more toys; 3 lots of toys! So, I headed to Toys R Us last night and found....a Despicable Me 2 Deluxe Action Figure Stuart with Fart Dart Launcher. 

Hope she likes it!!

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Last year I was new to my department and position so I felt awkward bringing Christmas gifts for anyone. This year, I decided to get a bottle of Pinot Grigio for my boss, a bottle of Pinot Noir for a co-worker who works closely with me on my big projects, and a wine bottle sort of holiday beer my husband found for my co-manager, who is a guy who likes trying different kinds of beers (Craig said, "How come you haven't mentioned Paul before? We should go hang out..") I hope they go over well!

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This may be my last post before Christmas. I will offer prayers of thanksgiving for all of you, my readers, and wish you all a Merry Christmas! May the Lord bless and keep you, may His Light always shine upon you.

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. It's so hard to figure out how to balance everything this time of year. I hope your Christmas ends up being peaceful and good!

  2. I can't imagine having your spouse working on Christmas. :( But as for the timing of your days off...there is no such thing as a schedule that will actually work. This is just one of those do the best you can with the cards you're dealt, I think. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

  3. Merry Christmas, friend! I hope that your Monday went well and I thank you for responding to my emails. :) I envy your working out....come January, I'm back at it. Fingers crossed I can keep at it. Feeling extremely lazy lately.


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