Christmas 2013 So Far

Not yet Christmas Eve (as I write this), and I’m full of Christmas cheer.

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My department’s holiday party. Booze, gag gifts, and it lasted about 7 hours (lunchtime to dinnertime). I really enjoy my job and co-workers. I’m no longer salty that my job search took so long. I think I found a really fantastic fit, and these things take time.

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Attended what I think was my 9th Do-It-Yourself Messiah on Friday night. I attended my first in 2002 (I missed a few years in there). I’m not really a singer, but I enjoy attending this event with my parents, who are both excellent singers, and my husband even enjoys coming along (it was his idea to attend this year). We always sit with my dad in the bass section because I think my whisper-voice is in that range.

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We lucked out this year! Our families are celebrating Christmas on different days. We can fully celebrate with both sides! On Saturday we celebrated with my husband’s family, including my goofy and adorable niece and nephew. I’m not sure what they liked more – their presents, or the giant box one of their presents came in.

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Lunch at Little Goat and then hot chocolate and presents with my besties Vera and Scott (and not pictured is Scott’s roomie Alex).

So this has been my first holiday season working in retail (at the corporate level). It’s been weird. I’ve been working on at least one Christmas-related project since I started in June, and I think I spent more time thinking about Christmas before Thanksgiving (preparing for everything launching on Thanksgiving or Black Friday) than during December. I was in the office today working on something, and had to remind myself that Christmas hasn’t actually happened yet. I’m all mixed up.

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6 Comments on “Christmas 2013 So Far”

  1. tweet me to relook at your blog after work, most of the photos are blocked out.. wurst pics ever?

    So glad you aren’t a cranky, salty ginger! Merry Christmas and I hope your holiday is filled with blessings and happiness 🙂

    1. Hmm, I wonder if it’s the pics hosted on Flickr.

      And thank you, I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well, with your little blessing and other blessing on the way 🙂

  2. I love hearing that you love your new job and feel like it’s the right fit for you! So interesting that you were thinking of Christmas WAY ahead of time. What are you guys working on now? Summer?

    I want to hear more about this Do-It-Yourself Messiah! Sounds really cool!

    1. Right now we’re planning for Valentine’s Day and spring/Easter-timed stuff. I think we started preparing for Christmas SO early (planning started in June, but the work not until Sept-Oct I think) because we acquired the rights to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for our Christmas sweepstakes and other in-mall stuff.

      Maybe I should do a post about the DIY Messiah.

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