Done, oh so done. Last few months have been kind of insane, I mean, it is kind of out of character for me to say I'm looking forward to Christmas, but at the moment it means all the big things I needed to get done are done, and what aren't cannot be helped.
And yay! for not getting sick so far (when everyone around seems to be catching a swine, bird, dog or whatever flu), and finishing a big translation job (yeah, it pays well, so double yay, but it always comes when one is busy already), and even managing some ficcage, and for being able to spend almost a day and a half in the company of my parents without a quarrel in sight (this is incredibly rare. Maybe we're all getting old. Or growing up. Or maybe it was just a fluke.) I'm also kind of glad that the last week's temps between -22 C and -15C have mellowed out into a positively tropical -9 C (it is snowing outside, very pretteh - after a long and abnormally warm autumn the winter came with a vengeance), and, um, I'm really glad I don't own a car any more. So many problems are not mine any more *grins*.
And I'm looking forward to the next two weeks - I am working the first days of the week, but it'll be a loong 4-day weekend coming up (am still not quite used not to be working on either Christmas or the New Years). On the 26th I'll be taking a little trip with a group of other like-minded loons to a dog show in Pskov (wow, I haven't actually been to Russia since the late 1980's, I guess). Then, a few more days at woork, and then me and vants
will be heading off to spend the New Year's at dresta11
's - we have ferry tickets booked already, only need to figure out what kind of meat to cook this year.
So, for now I can heave a sigh of relief and get more coffee, and spend a lazy day reading all the shiny new stories posted on the Highlander Holiday Shortcuts
. I should do some housecleaning, but I figure it can wait. After all, reading is important, isn't it *g*?