Life is a whole lot easier when you can take a hot shower and pee in your own toilet, I’ll say that much. I’m not as despondent over the house situation as I was yesterday though I am not really letting myself think about it. I appreciate all the support and kind words you shared with me. It really does help. Our part of the plumbing nightmare is over but sadly our downstairs neighbor must endure multiple repairmen to get her bathroom back to pristine, pretty order- drywall guy and painter and tiler, oh my!
I’ve decided to not look at houses for the remainder of the month- just giving myself a break from it all since my tendency is to get borderline obsessive about big things. I’m going to focus my time on merriment- holiday gatherings, our plump, twinkly Christmas tree, spiking my cocoa, and finishing my Christmas cards. All that worry can wait until the new year. Now is the time focus on what is in front of me.
Last night was my office holiday party which, of course, I helped plan. The White Elephant gift exchange is always a hoot with my co-workers though 50 people participated so it was kind of dragging. I couldn’t just watch it haphazardly happen so I jumped on the mic to make idle commentary and move it all along. I’m never quite sure if I love or hate this quality of mine (that I can’t watch painfully slow, boring things occur in a public setting). Regardless, Mr. Darcy and I won a cruise voucher from a drawing (it wasn’t rigged!) and we’re debating if the fees and airplane tickets make it worth it. I don’t know. . . the Caribbean sounds pretty spectacular.
The rest of my week/end is packed with volunteering, Mr. Darcy’s office party (yay, nerd party!), book club, hair cut, dance & yoga classes and a holiday open house. I don’t know about you but it’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas.