My home office - my only office now - is in the bedroom that is also our guest room. Most of the time this is not an issue, but when we have guests staying with us for the holidays, it really puts a crimp in my middle-of-the-night computer activities...such as blogging. So, as much as I enjoyed having family stay with us, I'm happy to have my computer back.
I always find the week between Christmas and New Year a bit strange. All the frantic activity is over, no more shopping or wrapping or baking to be done. The trees (we have two) look bare without the piles of wrapped gifts beneath but it's not quite time to start taking things down. I have that list of New Year's resolutions and goals but those don't begin until 2011. I know I should be doing something but I feel like I'm caught in some sort of time warp where everything stands still until after the ball drops on New Year's Eve.
It's not a matter of my being retired now. Even when I was still working, I usually had "use or lose" vacation time to burn at the end of the year, so I'd be at home. Or I'd be in an office that was mostly empty because everyone else had "use or lose" to burn. Either way...that same strange sense of being in limbo.
Does anyone else feel this way? What do you do during this lost week?
Groaner of the Day: Did you hear that the Pope had to have a new robe made out of royal purple material? It was electrically heated so as to keep him warm during his outdoor addresses to the faithful following.
It's called the purple papal heater.