There are two responses to the question of "how are you?" that I absolutely despise with a passion, the first being "I'm tired" and the second being "I've been busy" The response of "I'm tired" makes you and your life sound lame, boring and lifeless and "I've been busy" sounds, well, like some kind of excuse.
And whereas I still inwardly cringe at those answers, I must admit to having come to realize the reality of why someone may actually use them! Because "busy" and "tired" are two verbs that really do describe me pretty well! But not in a bad way, just a truthful way. :)
So, it's been forever and a day since I've really given a post on here, so here's the quick update on what's happening around here:
I'm still absolutely single. My long silence has nothing to do with being "preoccupied elsewhere" in that regards (because I know some of you have been wondering, haha!) I'm still at home living with the family and working full-time as the market/produce/grocery overseer for my Target. And frankly, loving it!! It's a perfect fit for me (making decisions, calling the shots, being in charge - what more could this natural-born leader want?), but it's the number one reason for the busy and tired. I'm on my feet all day, sometimes pushing myself to my physical limits as I keep it up and running. Stop by and see me sometime!
A few things I've done lately:
I built graham cracker Christmas houses with my "Old Singles" (as I affectionately call us) group.
I've seen Frozen twice, once with my niece and once with my sister and would totally go again. People, oh people...I love that movie. Can I get any amens??
I did lots of Christmas shopping and nearly exploded with the giving and getting, since "gifts" is my love language. Now you know why Christmas and birthdays are so special for me. :)
Spent as much time as I could celebrating Christmas in my own quiet way. Time to just sit and relax was hard to fine, but with some effort, I managed to squeeze some in. I love Christmas.
I had a lovely Christmas day with my family, although I was a little under the weather, brought on my shear exhaustion after a Christmas season and Christmas Eve in retail. I'm a survivor.
A few things I'll mention just for fun:
I'm seriously contemplating dying my hair dark, dark, dark brown. Sorry, brothers/in-laws.
I'm so thankful for three consecutive Sundays that I got to go to church in December. Because of my work schedule, I usually have to work Sunday mornings. And when I say "usually," I mean basically every Sunday. But I've been attending a local church's evening service to try and make up for it. Because frankly, I really miss church!
One of my best friends (15+ years!) is engaged! Yeeeeee-haaw!
And today I'm enjoying a half-day of work and a rare afternoon to just sit, relax and do whatever.
Speaking of which...
...I'm off to finally watch the 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who. :)