It's 7:33 a.m. and I'm sitting in my home office in my pajamas surfing my Bloglines feeds and listening to iTunes in shuffle mode (now playing: "Dream Warriors" by Dokken). If it weren't for my oil change appointment at 8:45, I wouldn't have to get dressed until midday.
Today I'm taking my last full vacation day of the year. As much as I'd like to take it easy, I have a bazillion things on my schedule, including the aforementioned oil change which will inevitably take far longer than I'd like, lunch with a friend, another visit to the vet for my cat, housecleaning, and holiday decorating.
My niece is spending the night tonight and staying all day tomorrow so we can bake cookies and go Christmas shopping. Our guest room is still packed to the metaphorical rafters with drums, tubs of office junk, large empty boxes, and miscellaneous music gear, so she's going to have to sleep in my dressing room. Fortunately, six-year-olds are small.
I'm ridiculously close to being finished with my holiday shopping. I really need to get the tree up and wrap everything before I forget where I put some of my purchases. There are a few online orders that probably won't make it here in time, but I'm sure the recipients won't mind.
Next week: holiday photos from my youth (assuming I can find the right USB cable for my scanner).
Have a great weekend!