If we were having coffee I would probably order something festive this time. Lattes in flavors like gingerbread and peppermint are usually too sweet for me but tonight I’m craving the added sugar. I would tell you that this past week has been a busy one for me. It was a good week but I’m not sure if that’s because good things happened or because it ended and now I am on winter break. Two weeks off of work!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I I am very happy to announce that I got nominated for an award at work. It’s not a big, big deal but it was very nice to get some recognition. In case you don’t know I work for a very big school district in the Denver, CO area. I work as an assistant on a special needs school bus and I get extra hours throughout the week working in the training department. I teach people how to transport special needs students safely. I enjoy my job but at times I am frustrated by the lack of recognition I get. This award nomination was something I have been waiting for for a long time.
So that means I got to have some pictures taken of me doing what I do, I had my name announced as a nominee throught the whole district, and I get to attend a fancy dinner in February. I have been congratulated by more and more people everyday and my bosses have really been making me feel awesome. Of course there are a few people raining on my parade but I won’t let them ruin this for me. I’ve worked hard at this job for over 8 years, I think I’ve earned a little time in the spotlight.
If we were having coffee I would tell that I am beginning to feel the stress of the holidays. I still have a ton of Christmas shopping to do. I know, I know, Christmas is only a few days away, I need to quit procrastinating and get ‘er done already. I do this every year even though I tell myself every year that I won’t wait until the last minute. Christmas shopping is just so overwhelming for me! The large crowds, the large of gift options, or lack of gift options, the doubts about every gift you buy, I hate all of it! My anxiety levels skyrocket while Christams shopping.
Luckily for me my girlfriend has volunteered to do some of it on her own while I go into work for a few hours. I don’t have to work but something has come up so I voluteered to work a bit. I will be taking it easy though! Since I am working my ole lady is going to do a bit of housework and shopping. She’s much better at it anyway. She’s the type of person who doesn’t freeze up when forced to make even the most basic of life decisions. I guess that’s part of why I love her so much.
Speaking of my girlfriend, if we were having coffee I would tell you that Chrismas has had a wonderfully positive effect on my relationship. My and my girl have been back in the honeymoon phase since Thanksgiving and I am loving it. We are happy with each other the rest of the year too but Christmas time has us excited about gifts and indulging in good food and sweet cocktails. All of that adds up to lots of love, love, love! Christmas isn’t usually thought of as a romantic holiday but I am telling you that it is. Christmas is the time to completely spoil your spouse and we take that very seriously.
So yes I guess it really was a good week. I hope yours was too. I don’t know how much I will be around over the next couple of weeks so I’m going to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry holiday and a happy, happy New Years :)