This being the holiday season, it was bound to be busy; however, it was 10x more busy for me than it usually is because this year I had to be in charge of "All Things Christmas" at my office, including sending out 300 Christmas cards, large gift baskets, and decorating. That on top of doing my own Christmas shopping because I actually have the money to do so this year. I didn't calculate how much I've actually spent, but I have a feeling I'm going to be over budget this paycheck.
Luckily enough, I get to go back home to Washington for Christmas to be with all my family (except my brother-in-law *sad face*). I could get no presents this year and be completely happy with the fact that we just get to all be together in our home where we grew up and bug each other and chase each other around the house. I may have mentioned my aversion to Christmas music, but I feel it best to keep my focus on the birth of our Savior, being with our families, and giving to others. That's exactly what I'm looking forward to this Christmas.
As for my above mentioned "manly preoccupations", I was referring to the fact that Richard is a few states away from me and any free time I have, I want to spend talking to him. He is, however, going to be here this very Friday (tomorrow). It hasn't been more than 3 weeks since I last saw him but that is still way too long and he will have to accept the fact that I'm not letting go of him once he gets back (I know, the sappiness/cuteness makes you want to vomit).
Now I have a day and a half to get through and I do NOT want to spend that time at work. After that, about a week till I get to go home for a few days. :)
I will be a happy camper tomorrow.