Thursday, January 5, 2012

What I Did For Vacation...

There are times when the Christmas season doesn't quite feel like vacation, like when you look at your calendar and there is something written on every day of December...<<sigh>>.  I still haven't gotten over the enormous burst of activity, as you can tell.  Vacation does bring some relief, schoollessness.  Here's what I did just for the fun of it for vacation...

1. I read and finished book five in the Anne of Green Gables series.  I loved far in my reread, it's my favorite.  Before, book numbers two and three were my favorites.  I wonder if it's because that was where I was in my life...the teen years.  Maybe I am growing up with Anne Shirley as my companion through maturity.  Hmmm...that's a rather pathetic thought.  For those of you who haven't ventured past book one, cozy up and read the series through.  It's a lovely, relaxing read, and you'll appreciate the changes in Anne's life because you'll totally relate.

2. I consumed an ungodly amount of peanut butter balls.  And I didn't exercise at all.  Well, if you don't count December activities as exercise enough.  Come to think of it, I didn't gain any weight at all.  Maybe the busyness has its perks after all!

3.  I went out with my hubby and babies.  My hubby was able after all to get a Saturday off work...hallelujah!  We went to the mall, even though we rarely buy anything there and wandered around and had fun together.  Then we came home and put the kids in bed for nap time and sacked out on the couch to watch a movie.  Doesn't get better than that.

4.  I sloughed off my mantle of responsibility and let my house get pretty messy.  Well, I never did that enough to become irrepairable, but I was consciously lazy many many many times...and now for the consequences...

5. I practiced piano.  I know that sounds like a dull holiday activity, but I've really had a hard time getting piano practice in with school sucking up a few hours a day.  I practiced Christmas carols a little, choir music a lot, and played through a holiday piano book just for the fun of it.  (Church members rejoiced!)


  1. The holidays are all about changing up the status quoe. That is a big part of why they are so wonderful. That makes all the work worth it.

    Can't wait to read through the Anne Shirley books! Thanks for tip.