Sunday, December 04, 2005

A Calm First Week in December?

Tomorrow starts the last week of fall classes, and I have nothing pressing for the first time since I can remember. Even when I was working full-time prior to my move to SCT, this time of year would be busy with arranging the final details for running January new student orientation, so I was anything but relaxed. As I'm looking at my schedule for the upcoming week, I'm not feeling stressed. Certainly I have plenty of work ahead of me, but no deadlines looming overhead like vultures in a tree awaiting its next innocent prey. So, what I'm missing?

Wife and I decorated our Christmas tree this evening, and I pulled out my Menorah as well. I grew up with both Christian and Jewish traditions in my home. I've not celebrated Chanukah during the 8 years of my marriage, but this year I decided we'll start doing it. It's a simple holiday and it reminds me of my dad, so I figured it's high time. This holiday season brings about another first for our marriage: we are not slated to travel anywhere the entire month. Wife's family will join us here in SCT this year, and it should be a nice, relaxed time.

2 comments:

Cousin Dave said...

"You're too fat. Lose 30 pounds for me for my birthday?" "Don't worry, Robert LOVES sleeping in the back bedroom over Christmas. It's so cozy and private!" "Don't put that pizza in the fridge, there's no room. Heavens, clean it? Why would I do a thing like that?"

.....this message has been brought to you by the Emergency Holiday Stress System. If this had been a real stressful Holiday Situation, you would not have been able to escape.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled relaxation.....

Rob said...

AAaaaaugh! Yeah, I'm really gonna miss THAT this year, lemme tell ya. :-) We should all go to Gram's in the summertime instead when we can escape temporarily to the beach...