Good day all! It’s work day for me today. And since it’s the last day of the year, I thought I’d slide in a post real quick.
So here we go…
First of all, I realize that this is the first post I’m putting up this month 😬 It not that I haven’t had anything to post. It’s just that C.R.U.D is real. I CREATE, READ, UPDATE and DELETE posts before publishing them. It’s a blogger problem.
Anyway, a recap of December so far...
The competition I spoke of in a previous post came and went. It was held out of town, so I was gone for a bit. We won in the category that mattered but came in second place overall (actually first, but politics 🙄). Our bosses took us out to celebrate and a week later there was a celebratory cake during our end of year meeting at work.
After the competition, it finally started to feel like Christmas, and mall decor helped drum that in. Not to mention the Christmas songs everybody was intent on playing All.Day.Long.
I was able to get back to my reading and I picked Karin Slaughter’s ‘Pretty girls’. It’s a thriller. Clearly not a Christmas read but that’s what I felt like reading.
Don’t let the title fool you. People kept making assumptions about the kind of book it is based on the cover. Like my male friends thought it was a girly book, like a chick flick…not something they’d read. I’d explain what it’s about and they’d be like hmmmm…two of them even asked if I could lend it to them once I was done. The book touches on some dark issues (so, trigger warning). Like I said, it’s a thriller.
I had read some young adult books previously. This one sprung me way ahead. I loved the the thriller aspect of it that I bought two more books in the same genre (while I was still in the first few chapters of ‘Pretty girls’ 😃).
Am done reading ‘Pretty girls’. The plan was to immediately start on ‘The girl on the train’, also a thriller but since ‘Pretty girls’ is too heavy laden, I needed to take a break from that – switch genres and do some light reading.
I’ve been reading a few short stories from Jeffrey Archers ‘A quiver full of arrows’ but now I feel like I could go back to intense reading.
I don’t want to start reading a new book on the last day of the year…it just seems wrong especially since I won’t be able to finish it in a day. But I have some time to spare in the afternoon so maybe I’ll start on the book.
Away from books 😁, my nutrition is all over the place. I have basically let myself go. The extrovert hidden deep within my introverted self wanted to come out to play and I gave in to that more than I care to admit. Besides its December, time to be extra merry and feast. Right? And you know what is served during social hang outs…not very healthy stuff, which I love (no shame). But I have been working out here and there…probably doesn’t count but I just do it ’cause it feels good.
Let’s track back. I did some last minute shopping on the 24th. I realized that I’d have nothing to wear on Christmas day since I typically live in jeans and didn’t want to wear those on that day. I managed to get a lovely dress (it has pockets!). I also found a little black dress that’s too tight on me. And I bought it. Am convinced that if I lose some body fat and tone up, it’ll be a perfect fit on me. I couldn’t bring myself to leave it behind. I also bought a pair of black flats and sandals.
I left the city to spend the day with my extended family. Knowing I had to go to work that night sort of made me make the most of my time there. Usually some of my family and I stay up all night together but this time I missed out on that. I also missed out on a lot of the food and the cake (my cousin always bakes cake for us). My brother drove me back into the city, to work, and we were there in no time since there was no traffic – most people had travelled back home…upcountry for Christmas. I got to work about half an hour early. My colleagues got there early too. At least we got to release the day shift guys before dark.
Work was okay. It wasn’t a busy night. Still I stayed up all night when others went to rest. I just sat there and read a novel, and when I started feeling sleepy, I caffeinated.
Boxing day was spent lounging in bed. I did a bit of reading. I had work the next day and the day after that (27th & 28th). Some of us didn’t really break for the holidays 😌.
I stayed home this past weekend (29th & 30th)…didn’t set foot outside on Saturday and only went grocery shopping on Sunday. Today, the 31st of December, am at work.
God bless you all