So Fresh, So Clean
I’ve actually had work to do since I got in this morning. This is a fairly rare occurrence that I just hit the ground running and don’t even take RSS breaks, so all you get is a picture of my sink. As the pic description says, it rarely ever gets clean like this and I’m thinking that I need to make a new rule that Monday mornings deserve a sparkling bathroom sink — even if the reflection blinds me when I head in there after waking up. And I know, I know, that’s a lot of product on my sink, but I assure you that it’s all necessary and it could be (and has been) a lot worse. Some of the stuff there is still a little redundant, but my medicine cabinet is the next space slotted for a little assess and toss session and that will make more space for a nice cleared off sink. It’s nice though, when people ask if I could ever share my place with someone, I can just say “Hell no! Have you ever seen my bathroom!?”
Shindo is Grinchin’ about the holiday season, and while I’m not quite there yet, I gotta say that I do notice the lack of the usual gargantuan — I so rarely have an opportunity to use that word in a sentence — ball of stress about it. I haven’t been out shopping, only barely looked around online. I just spoke with my mom a little while ago and while she’s feeling the stress crunch of running her store, there’s definitely a hint of pleasure in her voice from not having to shop for anything more than groceries for holiday dinner.
Neal’s doing a little holiday work and even though he didn’t go into too much detail about his experiences, just the little he’s told me makes me think that we are still doing too fucking much to “celebrate” this holiday. I’m sure it’s been said before, but from here on out I’m going to lump myself in with the people that are tired of consuming mass quantities and are either extolling the spirit of the season year round or are treating this like any other day, with the exception of the non-shopping churchgoers. Seriously though, Happy Holidays to everyone, just ease up on the “I gotta have/get this for Xmas.”
Oops, I did do a little bit of Xmas shopping. I picked up some LED icicle lights at CVS (on sale) because my set up from last year has finally burned out more of its fuses than I can replace. My bad for leaving it up all year though. I can’t help it, it provides the perfect amount of light to watch movies by or for making out on the couch. (What? It could happen!)
I’m having a sort of bittersweet dinner this evening with a friend who is in town because his father passed away. He’s been back and forth a few times this past month, and his family was ready for it… as ready as anyone could be, but still it’s rough. I only see him about once a year when he’s around for the holidays, so it will be nice to catch up, I just wish it were at a better time. Dinner will sort of be his escape from funeral arrangements and family for a few hours. I’m never good with mourning but if I can offer a little bit of a break that will be something, I hope.