Dear Christmas Gift Recipients

Dear Christmas Gift Recipients,
Every year before Christmas we’re all excited to go gift shopping. It’s a magical time -shopping, gift wrapping, home decorating, and the list goes on. Then comes boxing day when we are all gathered around the Christmas tree eager for the unwrapping festivities. A few seconds into the search and you’ve identified it. It’s the lavish red and green box with your name neatly caligraphed onto a tag that’s slightly tucked underneath the ribbon. You take a seat and animatedly rip off the wrapping paper. Continue reading “Dear Christmas Gift Recipients”

Another Monday It Is

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I wish you a fabulous Monday and a happy new week! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
I have this sense of a new beginning when I wake up every Monday morning. Is it just me or is it a common feeling? A sweet mixture of excitement and anxiety I feel. I wake up at the crack of dawn toss and turn in bed until I finally decide it is about time to rise and shine. Today, I woke up exceptionally early. I can not really determine whether it was the excitement of a fresh start or the anxiety from so much to do and so little time. Either way, as I write to you this morning, I cannot help but feel that familiar built up of pressure somewhere deep within me. At this very moment, I start another week. Starting today, I get the chance to redo all that I may have done incorrectly last week. Make better choices, save more time and accomplish a lot more. Before I walk out my door today, I wish you a fabulous Monday and a happy new week. I hope you feel like I do this morning, only a little less anxious and a lot more excited. I wish you all a productive happy week.
 
~Val
 

A Painfully Fabulous Christmas

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Well, something that does not involve detrimental self-indulgence. (Photo credit: K. Yankov)

It is a quarter after 1 a.m. and yet I am still wide awake. I feel exhausted but not from keeping busy or working all day.  No, from sitting around watching none stop comedy, movies and listening to music. I know I should be festive and I truly have been but still, I need something more. I know you see it too.  I might be turning into a workaholic and oddly enough, I like the sound of it.
This Christmas my feasting was a little over the top. It was incredible; with candles and wine, barbecue ribs, roasted chicken, steak, french fries and believe me, the list goes on, and on! We had our dinner unusually early, say about 4 p.m. Turns out a festive dinner at 4 p.m is the way to go. Continue reading “A Painfully Fabulous Christmas”