I normally have kind of a hard time relaxing. It’s not that I don’t ever sit around and twiddle my thumbs, but I always have kind of an anxious feeling when I’m doing it. Today has been very different. My goal for today was to do absoutely.nothing and enjoy it. So far, I have succeeded.
Dr. Love gave me a Kindle for Christmas and I have really been enjoying it. I spent a great part of today playing with it and doing some serious reading. In the past, reading was something I did a lot of and really enjoyed. The Kindle seems to be bringing me back to that and I think it would be wonderful if I could develop reading as a hobby again. People need hobbies, or they sit around and obsess and clean…like me!
We still have two Christmas celebrations to go to. On Thursday, we are getting together with my stepsister and her family for dinner, to see their new place, and Christmas gifts. Then this coming weekend we are going to the middle-of-nowhere to celebrate Christmas with Dr. Love’s family. I am looking forward to both, but am especially looking forward to Thursday because I see them so rarely.
Christmas at Mom’s yesterday was pretty great. I ended up really tired and sick of people by the end, though, and it was everything I could do to not go screaming off into the woods. It wasn’t anything in particular, I had just had enough of people. I get that way sometimes, I guess.
I am thinking of making this potato soup recipe for lunches this week. I have been craving potato soup, and now that I am eating dairy again, I see no good reason to not try it. Speaking of eating dairy again, that must have just been all in my head, the lactose-intolerance thing. I am eating all forms of dairy, maybe even more than before, and have had no problems whatsoever. I do know that I have cut down on caffeine, sugar, and fat, so maybe the problem was within that trio. Whatever the reason for it was, I am really glad to be “over it” (at least for the moment) and able to enjoy foods that I love again.
Christmas Day may officially be over, but I am still digging the music.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Christmas Canon Rock