Monday, January 07, 2008

Things I've learned so far during my break...

  • Holidays do not count as a break/vacation. I was crazy busy during those first two weeks with Christmas and New Years, so it didn't really feel like a break despite how much I love the holidays. Also, Happy New Year!
  • Cooking is so much more fun and easy when you actually have time. While working, I don't get home until 7ish, make dinner and eat by 8 or 8:30, clean up, sit down for a little break, then it's bedtime. Now? I start thinking about what we should have for dinner way earlier and can put more time and heart into it.
  • A lot more people are out during the day than I thought. I naively assumed that while I was at work, so was most everybody else and that the streets/stores are empty. Maybe in the city...but not so in suburbia. Feels like just as many people out.
  • Sleep is wonderful. Ohhhhh sleep! How I've missed you and forgotten how wonderful you are. My body/mind have been so used to the 4-5 hours of sleep I've been getting a night for years. Now I sleep without an alarm and am getting a full nights sleep. I feel the same, but it is an amazing feeling to wake up whenever you want and not when you have to.
  • Scrapbooking is so much fun! My not-so-cheap but oh-so-worth-it hobby. Scrapbooking is incredibly time consuming, so my craft room has been tempting me and filling up with supplies for months. I get to bring out my artistic and creative side and have been churning out pages like nothing else. I've been working on our month long honeymoon in Europe from 2 years ago. It's my form of relaxing since it's nearly impossible for me to just sit and do nothing.

Things I may venture on doing....
  • Snowboarding on a weekday. After the recent storms the snow must be awesome. Yes!!!
  • Watching a movie by myself...for the first time.
  • More cooking! Thanks to Christmas and all my new kitchen gadgets, I'm looking forward to trying more dishes out.
  • Pilates. Without my beloved gym and not really being able to sign up for a membership just for a month, I'm going to try something new.

4 comments:

andrea said...

Yay for you for taking this time for yourself! :-D Sounds like it's going great so far...

Debbie said...

I hear ya on the scrapbooking- it's so much fun and great when you have time! i've just started and finally get it!

andrea said...

hey - i just read this article & thought of you. don't let the evil scrapbookers get the best of you! consider yourself warned. O_O

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-scrapper12jan12,0,2021590.story?page=1&coll=la-home-center

kimbalina said...

now THAT is incredible! haha