Starting tomorrow, I have absolutely no work or jobs for the next 2 weeks.
Time to stand on my head and get CRAZY!
To say that I am excited is the understatement of the CENTURY. I am SO pumped.
We drove to Kentucky land yesterday to attend a VERY special event.
This beautiful girl (who I nannyed for when she was 3!) was a harpist and performer in Louisville’s “The Christmas Carol.”
She had a harp solo and it was magical! (She actually named her harp “Sally Anne.” Um, best Christmas gift I have ever received! ) She was a flower girls in my wedding and I truly feel like she is the little sister I never had. Chase loves her, too!
Watching the “Christmas Carol” always puts me in the holiday spirit. All of the carols and Christmas trees were so jolly and festive!
So. Much. Fun.
Mumsie tried to get the top of the GINORMOUS tree in the picture, but had to take another one. Sadly, no luck–it was just THAT tall.
Today has been a wonderful blend of productivity, and relaxation. I have been finishing up my work while also trying to enjoy time with family. I have been going so quickly and working so many jobs lately that today has felt completely strange. I keep thinking that I am forgetting to do something or be somewhere. Does anyone else have trouble fully adjusting to “vacation” mode?
Tomorrow we head to St. Louis to visit Chase’s side of the family and then we will return to Kentucky on Christmas Eve.
With the non-step schedule, my goal is to savor every moment, yet also blend some normalcy into each day. I have four mini goals that I hope to achieve during this vacation time so that I feel great and truly enjoy every second.
1) Run as often as possible:
So far I have run each morning. I hope to keep up this streak as it helps me get the ants out of my pants with all the driving we are doing. Also, it makes me feel vital and nourished, both body and soul.
2) Eat as Paleo as possible:
I try to approach the holidays with flexibility because I want to have fun, but I don’t want to be crazy strict. Chase is actually trying to eat Paleo for the next 2 weeks, so it will be wonderful to have a Paleo buddy. It is actually surprisingly easy to eat paleo anywhere. We have been ordering or preparing lots of meat and veggies, so we have stayed on track and there have been no stomachaches—holler!
3) Sleep well!
With the chaos of my work schedule, I am severely sleep deprived. My goal is to get GREAT rest. During the holidays, I often sacrifice sleep in favor of trying to cram in 2000 activities each day–not this time!
4) Stay hydrated:
For some reason, whenever I travel, I forget to drink water. However, I always feel so much better and healthier when I am well hydrated.
Do you have any mini holiday goals to keep you healthy, wealthy, and wise over the holidays.