Christmas Time’s A-Comin’

by Tammy on December 13, 2018

It has been a busy couple of weeks. I finally did get some ornaments on my tree, and yesterday Ben decorated my mantle, but I still have stuff to put up and Christmas is only 12 days away. I feel like I have so little time (and when I have the time I do not have the mental energy) to do Christmas this year. I wish that my class was over, but it won’t be over until New Year’s Eve. I will have a couple of weeks off, but it would be nice if I had the time off before Christmas.

We have been really busy at work. Today I had eight paper requests, an email request, and a few phone calls. The papers I was assigned were long and challenging, and two of them were PowerPoint presentations, which are my least favorite requests. But I managed to get everything done by 4:30 and had half an hour to work on my never-ending project. I had hoped to have it finished before Thanksgiving, but it seems like we have more requests now than ever. Thursdays used to be relatively down days; I typically only had about four requests, so I had double my normal load today, and Monday, Tuesday, and yesterday I had 10 requests each day and several emails and phone calls. The director of the department is talking about trying to justify hiring another writing specialist, but she has to show that we really are busier. It is a good thing that I like my job!

Tomorrow I only have to go into work for an hour and then we get to leave at 9:00 a.m. to go to our Christmas party at the beach. I have a feeling we will get off work pretty early. Dan heard that after lunch there is about an hour and half presentation and then we are free to go. Tomorrow evening we are going to dinner with April and a guy who has caught her eye. I never thought I would say that April was interested in anyone, but there is a mutual attraction there. Of course there has to be a glitch, though. Landon used to date, and lives with, a girl who works in the department right next to mine at CSU, and she is a good friend of April’s, so of course April doesn’t want to hurt her feelings by dating Landon. He is trying pretty hard to woo her, though, so I guess we will see what happens.

I really don’t have big plans for the weekend other than tomorrow’s activities, but I would like to finish decorating, do a bit of cleaning, and work on a couple of my assignments. My goal is to get at least two of my overdue SLPs completed and turned in. Then I will just have two left on top of my final case assignment. I am really looking forward to my break.

In other news, I finished listening through the Bible a couple of days ago and started over. I have already listened through all of Genesis and am into Exodus. I enjoy listening because I can play a mindless game while I listen. I love to read, but sometimes when I read the Bible, my mind wanders and I do not comprehend what I’ve read. I tend to listen more attentively, so it works well for me. I am going to study the book of Acts in-depth in 2019, though. I ordered THIS book and am looking forward to delving in on January 1st.

I hope all of you are doing well. I will take some time this weekend to visit a few blogs, so don’t think I’ve forgotten you! <3

Susan December 14, 2018 at 12:58 am

Hi Tammy, I took a chance to see if you posted. I added a new picture to my blog. I have not worked on my Hawaii pictures because I have been so busy. It will be better after this weekend. I hope you get your papers done so you can decorate and share pictures!

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