christmas,  Holidays,  teaching life

So close I can feel it!

I have always worked for schools that are open year-round, so the week between Christmas and New Year is the longest break I get, and it goes way too fast! This year I have plans to get some work done and do some major relaxing!

  1. Sleeping in! Sleeping in is one of my favorite things in the world, I love waking up and knowing that I can lay there for as long as I want.  My body would naturally sleep until 11am and stay up until 2am if I let it. 
  2. spending time with family and friends.  This is huge for me, I have 8 days off and I already have plans to spend quality time with at least one friend or family member on 6 of those days.  I consider myself an introvert, but I have a very close, tight group of people that I feel completely comfortable around, and I would do anything to spend time with them!
  3. SHOPPING.  Shopping could be my middle name, and Christmas gift cards have a way of burning a hole in my pocket.  My sister and I are planning a great big wonderful shopping trip for at least one day, so I’m sure I’ll be able to do some damage!
  4. Working. No, I’m not going into school (unless I get REALLY bored), but I am planning on spending some serious time updating some of the products in my TPT store and working on a hug project that I would love to finally finish.  I’m planning some quality time with my laptop at Starbucks to force myself to get that work done. 
  5. A few fun projects.  I love to sew, and I’ve been so busy making CHristmas gifts that I’ve had to push my own projects to the side, but now that my gifts are done there are a few things that I’m dying to make for myself.  I made slippers for everyone last year for Christmas, and I am in desperate need of a new pair (or three), and I bought some fabric for new pillow covers when we bought our new couch last month, but I haven’t had time to make them yet.  Both of those project WILL get done over break.  
  6. Reading.  Reading is my true love – it has been since I was in the first grade, and I have been neglecting it.  I was sick earlier this month and let myself lay around and read an entire (short) book, but I haven’t had time since then. Luckily my mom and dad both share my love of reading and they’re usually pretty generous with the Amazon gift cards!
  7. Some me time. I have a message gift certificate that has been collecting dust, I need to use it before it expires, and I bought myself a yoga mat (we’ll call it an early Christmas gift), but I haven’t gotten to use it yet.  I really need to work on my stress and anxiety levels, so I’m hoping that yoga a few times a week can be a part of my routine going into the new year!
  8. Eating good food. This is a given, my family knows how to cook and how to eat.  My husband and I make dinner together for Christmas eve, my mom always cooks way too much for Christmas, my best friends get together and we make too much food for our annual celebrations, and then for new years eve we have tons of snacks.  Add in a little football food on New Year’s day when our beloved Buckeyes play in the Sugar Bowl and I’m going to have to work really hard for most of January to fight the effects of these two weeks
I was planning on doing a list of ten things, but, umm, I’m pretty sure these 8 are going to keep me really busy, so I’ll just stop there! I would love to know what your plans are. Share them in the comments!

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