Sometimes I feel like an evil genius. Not for especially good reasons either.
I feel like I beat the whole world because I took an in- lieu day and a couple vacation days to make an extra long weekend in early December to do all of that festive stuff that I need to get done.
It has become my routine during residency. The last few years, I took one day to get most of my shopping done. You see, I hate shopping at the best of times, and when Christmas comes and the crazies come out, it induces a kind of rage in me that is kind of terrifying. So, I take a day off during the week and try to hammer out all my shopping while at least some of the crazies are at work. This year, with the parasite, I decided it might take me an extra day or two and that I might have other stuff to do, so I took an extra couple days.
And thus, I hammered out all of my shopping, Christmas card writing and helped decorate the church plus I’m considering even doing some gift wrapping (if I can find last year’s wrapping paper…) before heading back to the world of work.
I even caught up on Grey’s and some other stuff I have been meaning to watch and cleaned out my closet! I may or may not have cried during both (for different reasons… I blame the tiny human).
Take that consumerism, festiveness and life! I can be festive and not want to die (it is sad how big of a deal that is to me).