Long time no see 🙂
The winter holidays are a unique time of year for me. K usually leaves to visit his family in Korea for about a month. He actually just left for that very reason yesterday morning. I took him to the airport and we said our goodbyes, now here Chester and I are sitting writing this post.
Needless to say, K and I have been very busy getting prepared for him to leave. If you have left a comment and I didn’t respond, I’m so sorry. It’s not because I didn’t want to, but I’ve been so busy and time has gotten away from me so much. I’ve just approved all comments. Please know that I wanted to respond. I’m just so tired lately. Hopefully things slow down a bit for the holidays. I have a feeling they will 🙂
This will be a weird Christmas because I’ll be home on Christmas day. By home I mean with Chester, in my apartment. My mom isn’t having on Christmas day this year and neither is my dad. I don’t feel like driving two hours two different days. It’s a boring drive and it’s cold out there. It will just be Chester and I and I’m ok with that. No worries about contamination! 🙂
Something funny happened to me today at work that I just have to share.
When I go to the kitchen at work, I use a paper towel or tissue to open the cabinets to get a mug, turn on the faucet, and then open the microwave to make hot water for green tea.
I’m usually pretty sneaky about this and no one has ever caught me yet, except for today. One of my coworkers was suddenly right there looking at me using the paper towel to turn the faucet. All I could do was laugh and she laughed. I said like I was caught red-handed, “I hate touching things!” She just giggled and said something that actually was hilarious, yet meant a lot to me. “You don’t have to explain yourself. We all know.” 🙂
This made my day. I am making a scarf for the same coworker. I never thought I’d have coworkers who are this fun and kind. I don’t want to jinx it, but they’re my friends. We’re a close-knit bunch and we are kind, respectful, and funny around each other. We all have a general understanding of not to come into the office when you have even the slightest sniffle. My boss has given us plenty of paid-time-off, so we all know there’s no excuse to come in sick.
The employee gift exchange happened at work because not everyone could make it to the Christmas party because of the snow. We stopped work a few hours early, opened up some wine, and did the gift exchange. The picture above is what I received. It’s so thoughtful. One of my coworkers made it. It’s one of those glass block crafts. It’s my only Christmas decoration at this time. I actually have to hide it during the day because I caught Chester biting the pine cones.
This is something I’m really thankful for this holiday season. I’m grateful for good, down-to-earth people.