I survived the jolly season.
Let me tell you that that alone is an achievement.
I decided I couldn't bear to be an add-on to another family's Christmas, so despite the fact that three friends were kind enough to invite me for Christmas Day, I declined. They said they understood. Church was fun in the morning, and since my girls were all there I got to see them then.
New Year I listened to the annual RTE Concert from the National Concert Hall which is always fun.
Still, tomorrow things return to normal. You may be sad, I can't say I am.
Now I need to get on with some paperwork and sorting out the usual junk...like finances!!
Just to put a positive spin on the outlook, I was thinking about next summer. Part of the privilege of being school secretary is that the pay is barely over the minimum wage and I don't get paid for nine weeks in the summer, so as well as needing to save up for rent and signing onto the 'dole' I have zilch hope of getting away for a break. SOOOOO I was thinking of volunteering somewhere and then...I remembered reading about the WWOOF site...I know its kinda more a young peoples' thing but I could work to travel couldn't I?
A change being as good as a rest and all that...as long as I didn't lose my nerve at the last minute...
Any opinions or experiences?