Welcome to the first Favourite Things Friday for 2011!
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At 5.30 pm last night , I was released from the obligation of work for three whole weeks. I'm pretty much beside myself with excitement . Holidays are my my favourite thing this week.
It's been a year since I had holidays. I'm not counting the week I had off in August when the new kitchen got installed and the week off sick in September when I had the whooping cough. Neither of those events were what I would call relaxing.
Holidays are a time for shaking up your routine. For taking it easy. For wandering, meandering, and dreaming. For doing all those things I don't normally have the freedom to do when I'm working. Holidays are a welcome break from the rush, rush, rush I do every other day. Normally I have to try to squish everything I want to do around the things I have to do.
While I'm on holidays I'm going to finish some house projects that have been lurking for a while. My sewing machine and I are going to spend some quality time together. I'm going to go op shopping. I'll get creative with my culinary skills. I'm going to read lots of books and spend time with the people I love. I'm going to be a lady of leisure.
The annual January house clean will involve going through every single cupboard, drawer and nook and cranny in the house tossing or donating things we haven't used in the last year. Pyjamaville will be an organised, clean , tidy machine by the time I'm finished!
I'm going to teach myself how to sleep in past 6.30am. I dream of "sleeping in". How do people do that?
And I am vowing not to spend the entire three weeks in my pyjamas at the computer. I have plans to achieve greatness.
So how do you spend your holidays?