Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmastime calm

Every morning when I wake up, whether with the alarm at 5:52 or some random time in the 4:00 hour, like this morning, the first thing I do is create a mental to-do list for work. When I'm lucky I'll get to my office a little bit early, before anyone else is at work. When that happens, I start on the to-do list and may get a solid start on the first item before the interruptions begin. It's rare that my day follows the list. So there's really no explanation for why I was so tense by mid-afternoon that I was snappish at two coworkers. I suppose it's fair to say that overall stress got the better of me.

It wasn't a big thing. Both had volunteered to help me with something. I spent all day getting it as far along as I could and then turned the rest over to them. One questioned why I didn't finish it myself, and that's when I got snippy. Honestly, I said it was because I didn't want to add another thing to my unfinished to-do list. Not to mention, they had said they would help. In the end it got sorted and the day ended fine, but I hate that the situation got the better of me.

On the way home I stopped at a couple of stores to start on Christmas shopping. No luck. I have no idea what I'm looking for, and inspiration did not strike.

In my neighborhood I passed a church where this nativity is set up. I felt a sudden calmness. I pulled over to the curb, took the picture and sat for another minute. It's Christmastime and there's more to be glad for than to be snippy over.

TGIF, though.


  1. Replies
    1. My favorite Christmas song. Makes me hope for a small snowfall soon. (Just a small one though.)

  2. I'm glad you found a moment of stillness. Happy Holidailies!

  3. Happy holidays to you too, Miss Meliss.


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