What a crazy day. This morning I rolled out of bed at 9:45 and onto the couch for a client meeting (as you can see, the cat rolled right along with me); we finalized our January content calendar plus smoothed out some workflow issues, and it was very productive. Then I wrapped up two other projects and was officially on Christmas vacation!! At some point in the next two weeks, I have four small tasks I’ll have to do that should take a couple hours total, but for the most part I’m off work now until January 6th.
There was a lot of back-and-forth this morning trying to figure out if my car was ready, but it was finally determined that yes, it was. My dad picked me up early afternoon and took me to the tire shop, where I got my car–thankfully they were able to repair the tire instead of giving me a new one.
Next I headed to my cardiologist for an echocardiogram. The nurse who did it was really nice and I enjoyed talking to her.
I had some time to kill between my echo and my voice lesson. So, first I went to the post office to pick up my Christmas package from Hanne. (Socks and tea and a bracelet!!) Then I swung through Panera to get some green tea with honey. (I can’t have coffee and I have been trying my hardest to learn to like tea, but it’s slow going–the green tea wasn’t my favorite, although it was helpful for my voice lesson.) Then I went to PetSmart to get a Christmas gift for Sophie and for the cat.
Finally, I headed to my voice lesson. We talked about breathing and control, and I sang a few different things so Tori could hear where my voice is right now; then we switched me from working on Burn (cause I was STRUGGLING) to working on I’m Not That Girl.
I fought my way through the traffic and got home around dinnertime. I ate a real meal for the first time in basically two weeks, and (so far at least, knock on wood), it went over pretty well which is awesome!! Now I’m dead tired, and going to bed with Queen of Nothing (which has been an AWESOME book so far–I haven’t read YA fantasy in months and I am loving it). It was fun having a busy day out today, and I wish I had the energy to do it more often!
Other notable notes from today: I met a nice homeless man and was able to help him out a little. My shirt was on backwards half the day and nobody told me. And I added up how much money I made this year–my first year truly freelancing full-time–and it was so exciting!
I’m SO glad to be done with work because now it truly feels like CHRISTMAS! This month was so crazy trying to manage work and health and everything; I’ve been physically ready for Christmas for weeks as far as buying gifts, etc., but now I finally feel like I’m getting in the Christmas spirit and it is SO exciting! (The cat loves me right now–I’m the perfect combination of tired + excited where I’m laughing hysterically and very loudly at nothing even though I’m alone in my apartment.) The next two weeks are going to be so restful and fun.