It is so rare that I do this. It is so rare that I actually "get away from it all." I left work for some vacation time last Wednesday, and it has taken me until today to really decompress. I'm high strung that way; always thinking about what is coming next, what I need to do for tomorrow. But finally, today, it has finally sunk in that I'm on vacation. I've had some wonderful time these past few days; lunching with family, cleaning my house, wrapping presents, shopping midst the holiday rush and enjoying being out during the day (vs. being at a desk). I've met my precious niece Elizabeth for the first time and Matt and I have managed to make ourselves over into giant monkeys just to glean a smile from her. I cant tell you how exciting it is to be an aunt, I relish it.
I hope you all are resting and enjoying yourselves as much as I am. I hope that this Christmas is extra special for you, that you all get to enjoy your beautiful homes and families. I'll be back later, but for right now I'm going to get back to vacationing.