After I made my Thanksgiving terrible this year, I decided to not to make any plans for Christmas. Literally NO PLANS! 😀
DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR ME, because I don’t.
I am having an incredible, much needed relaxing yet productive day.
I woke up this morning after a great night’s sleep, grabbed my first cup of coffee (YAH I remembered to set the coffee maker up last night), opened the blinds and saw SNOW!!! I just stood there and smiled for a moment. I honestly have NO IDEA why I always hope for snow for Christmas, but I do. I drank my entire cup of coffee, just standing there feeling great. YAH snow for Christmas!!!
As I enjoyed my second and third cups of coffee in MY PAJAMAS, I received and responded to a few “Merry Christmas” texts and sent a few of my own. I rambled out a bit of a blog post and filed it for later. Somehow the dishes are done, laundry is done, house is cleaned, bills are paid. (I know that I am the one did everything, but it wasn’t stressful.) I didn’t have 20 places to be at the same time or a strict schedule to follow, I just let it happen.
After being up for a few hours, I realized that I had forgotten to pick up cigarettes and would be out by tomorrow. 😦 ugh going out on Christmas eve, having to DRIVE in the snow 😦 and 😦…. doesn’t matter I GOT THIS!! Already armed with the knowledge that there were going to be idiot drivers in a hurry, and pushy people in the the stores, I donned my lightweight “dealing with people armor”, put a smile on my face, and headed out the door.
As I backed out of the driveway, my NO TRACTION light came on in my car…shrug…. STAY FOCUSED…… get your cigarettes and you can go back home!!!! The drive to the gas station was just a drive ( actually there were 3 people in the ditch already, but that’s really nothing new). I stood in line to purchase my cigarettes, exchanged pleasantries with the cashier, and when the woman behind me in line started bitching about the line I turned around and HUGGED her. I looked her in the eyes, and told her to be careful while driving today, and that I hope she had a great day.
I don’t think she responded to me in any way, if she did, I don’t care. I wasn’t giving anyone the power to make this a bad day for me.
As I drove home, my car fishtailed a bit and I embraced it. I even did it purposely a couple of times just because I could.
I am home now. I plan to spend the rest of the day UNPLANNED. I am wearing my favorite Tshirt. I have coffee and cigarettes….and um I also grabbed a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Creme while I was out 😉 The music is on and I am passive aggressively subjecting Einstein to my playlist. (Not my fault he chose to stay home on Christmas as well).
I wish everyone a Happy Holiday. If you do have to deal with snow, people etc, please be safe. I’m sure I will have some kind of “adventure” to write about soon.