Why do weekends have the tendency to wear me out that much? Shouldn’t that be the time to recharge?
Also I really wonder why Advent is said to be a period of peace and quite. Because I feel like it’s some of the most hectic and busiest weeks in the year. My to-do list has reached worrying levels and even though most of the tasks, events and appointments are positive ones the sheer amout of things I have to do stresses me out. Maybe I should mention here that I have already cancelled most things that are not stricly necessary. Oh the joys of being constantly busy. If this all ever ends I’ll hibernate for a few months.
So until then we’ll have to take every week as it comes. Last week was good in many ways and exhausting nontheless. I feel like I have ranted enough about my stress levels and will try to focus more on the progress and my freedom that is almost in reach. I am linking up with my dear Meg. Let’s celebrate the to-do list rather than dreading it together.
Reverse psychology never really had a bearing on me though.
- I went to work two days last week. I had one day of coachings and an evening event the other day. Everything is going really well so. This makes me glad. I will be even more glad when the amount of appointments I have will decrease after Christmas.
- I worked from home the remaining three days. Thesis-wise the week was terrible. I was expecting my productivity to drop and man it did drop. But by Friday I kinda had my groove back and managed to work more focused.
- I went to Crossfit. It was so good to work out again even though I was sore for the rest of the week.
- I started my Christmas shopping. Actually I started to buy things for me and handed it over to my mum, mother-in-law and husband. I know, I am so selfless! I also started to buy things I will give to other people. Because that’s what Christmas is all about!
- I found a cup of Starbucks coffee in my Advent calendar every day and I love it. 10 minutes of happiness every day. Oh by ‘found in my Advent calendar’ I mean Stefan gave it to me every day because none of us got a chance to put up the actual calendar so far. Fingers crossed for later today!
- We had a Friday evening dinner date at an Indian place Stefan’s Indian co-worker recommended. I ate a holy lot of paneer and garlic naan. We also shared lamb curry. It was delicious!
- Saturday was a crazy day. I cleaned the whole apartment and made gingerbread dough. Then in the afternoon all our 4 nieces and our nephew came to visit and we made gingerbread cookies. When their parents came to pick them up again the living room looked like a pinata had exploded. There was dough, icing and sprinkles everywhere. So we cleaned again. We then took a nap.
- Later that evening we went to celebrate our friend’s wedding. They had a small civil ceremony with their families in the morning and invited the friends over to their house in the evening. We had a blast! Their parties have the tendency to end late and get boozy. We came home at 4.30 am.
- We went to dinner with my dad and his partner on Sunday after hanging out at home the entire day.
Okay party people, I am going to change out of my pjs now and then I’ll tackle the pile of articles on my desk. This will be fun! Sort of.