Well, much like last year, I’ve been sick! About 5 folks from our office all got hit at the same time. So I’ve been drinking gallons of orange juice and eating nothing but bread – two things I usually avoid but which have been the only things I can stomach for the last 5 days. I’m finally on the mend enough to come in to work today and put out the inevitable fires that sprung up in my absence and which, apparently, I am the only one able to solve. The joys of being utterly indespensible, eh?
But I get to leave at 3 today, and Jake is probably leaving early as well. Then we have a four-day weekend, followed next week by a five-day weekend when we go to Vegas for New Year’s! I’m totally stoked.
Things are surprisingly Christmas-y at our place because Jake’s office somehow got ahold of a fake Christmas tree and said that whoever bid the highest (the money went to charity) would get to bring it home. Well, Jake bid $5 and, shockingly, we ended up with it! Where on earth the tree’s going to go once the holidays are over (our apartment’s small and doesn’t have much storage…) I have no idea, but for now it’s a twinkly, festive source of happiness, and there’s someplace to put our gifts!
I think that we’re going to get PF Chang’s for dinner on Christmas and then later that night we’ve been invited out by some friends who aren’t usually in town but who will be around visiting their families. So it should be a good time. I am excited for Jake to open his presents – I went over our $200 limit by about $45 but I got inspired at the last second and think he’ll really like everything.
What do you all have planned for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!
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