Tuesday, December 21, 2010

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N

My firm closes between the Christmas and New Years holidays, and I am joining most of my colleagues by extending that already lovely break by starting my vacation effective this evening.

For many this is an increasingly chaotic time but not for me. Work slows, allowing me to relax, and in the days leading up to Christmas I will pick up a couple of gifts. On Christmas Eve I will have a few friends over for drinks. The only chaos will be on Christmas morning as my nephews Jack (age 6) and Austin (age 4) rip open presents and run around my parent's house in ecstasy. On the 26th, I will go to my friend's house for her annual Boxing Day dinner party. The days after will be spent seeing friends and spending time with family at an equally leisurely pace. I recognize how fortunate I am to have this tradition which prolongs the Christmas celebration and allows me the chance to really disengage.

I'm probably the only person I know who thinks of this as a tranquil time of year. However, I do hope that you too can find some semblance of peace during these next couple of weeks and make the most of the time to connect with family and friends.

11 comments:

A Lewis said...

As I age, I'm finding it more and more a tranquil time of year. And I like that. It's the first time in a very long time that I'm actually enjoying and relaxing.

raulito said...

Didn't you just come back from a vacation?

honestly...lol

saludos,
raulito

Wonder Man said...

I know, Raulito. He's travels more than me. Have a good break

Greg said...

Enjoy the time off! I think we could all use that week away from work.

Mike said...

Hope to see you around the neighborhood. Just returned from a traveling weekend to see family in NY. Enjoy these days off!

R.J. said...

Have fun on your time off. I can't wait for mine in about two and a half weeks.

AJohnP said...

Have a great vacation!
We'll have to try to organize a "Boston blogger get-together" at some point in 2011.
I'll bring the whoopie pies. ;-)

WranglerMan said...

Enjoy!

Were the two other guys in the photos from last year's Boxing Day party a couple? Or are they single? Give them my number! Even if they are a couple!!!

truthspew said...

I'm off starting tomorrow and don't return until Jan. 4th. That's 12 blissful days of no work.

It's gonna suck going back!

Kyle said...

Once we get to this period of time our holidays are pretty peaceful too. Glad you've found that place.

Dave said...

This can be a great time of year, especially when you're able to cut back on the commercialization part of it. (NOT shopping can be quite the stress reliever!) Enjoy