All Hail Winter Break! And the first day of winter! WOOHOO! That means from here on out, the days are getting longer. YES!
So far I have attended a christmas party, finished up my lesson plans (and will not be working AT ALL for the next two weeks #workyourproperdutyday), slept a lot, splurged on yummy food, saw Star Wars (!!!), read my current book: The Martian, spent ridiculous amounts of time fiddling around on the internet, and shopped shopped and shopped for Christmas presents.
So, Star Wars - WHOA! Amazing! I LOVE ALL THE NEW CHARACTERS! (no spoilers in this entry, I promise!) Well, in reference to my last entry regarding bodily functions, I have since been feeling very PMS-y. Ever since the thing, THE THING THE THING, happened in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, I think the Force Awakened My Ovaries. Nothing else to show for it, other than the moderate menstrual-like cramping. I did a little research on it. General consensus says that its takes about 6 months to return back to normal, and its not uncommon to experience "phantom periods". Hmmm....Perhaps that will be the name of the next Star Wars movie.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Phantom Periods. Ah! 2 torturous years!! How did you all do this in 1977??
Christmas....Oy....I'm sticking to my declaration that I will not be complaining about anything associated with the winter season. However, I do want to share an idea in response to the stresses of holiday shopping. I included the article I read, below, that made my heart go "THIS. All. of. this."
So this year, I'm taking just a small turn in another direction. I bought less stuff, and more Experiences-Oriented items.
I've always secretly wanted to say "Okay, this year we AREN'T DOING GIFTS. We are going on a vacation, instead! Spending money on experiences and memories instead of gifts." Maybe sometime, we will still do that. But in the meantime, I still bought "stuff." And I still get excited about receiving "stuff".
So Happy Holidays, Everyone!