I hope anyone reading this today is having a peaceful and wonderful holiday! We kicked off Hanukkah last night with candles + presents — A got a Razor scooter, C got some superhero Duplos, and they both got a very cool marble run set (similar) from their aunt/uncle/cousins in New York! We are planning on 8 nights of presents, but most nights are much smaller/simpler gifts (a book / something to craft with / a tiny outdoor toy / etc). I am actually pretty pleased with what we got! We didn’t spent a lot of $ and I don’t feel like we’ll create too much more clutter, but I think they will really enjoy their gifts. This is the first year that both kids totally get the concept and it’s really, really fun.
I am finishing up my week of call, which will be followed with a) a ~24-hour retreat for planning/adult time and then b) 6 days off home w/ the kids. I am excited for both! I may even start some potty training attempts for C . . . maybe . . .
If you maybe don’t do much to celebrate the holidays and want some reading/listening material, here are my favorites from last week:
Un-Fancy: 2016 in review
Zen Habits: 5 Tips For When You Have Too Much To Do
Oliver Burkeman via The Guardian: Why time management is ruining our lives (very interesting piece!)
All Songs Considered (Podcast): Holiday Extravaganza. Highlight: George Winston’s “Carol of the Bells”
Getting Things Done (Podcast): Making Change Stick
PS: Yes, I (slightly) updated the blog’s template! Mostly just superficial stuff. Hoping to do more soon, but figured I might as well at least clean up the color scheme. I also updated my blogroll to the blogs I actually frequent. Of note, the ad code is missing (will come back once I troubleshoot). Feedback welcome 🙂
Love the update! Happy Hanukkah!
thanks gwinne! this comment will probably disappear after I reinstall IntenseDebate (which will hopefully restore all the old comments!) 🙂
Hi there Sarah, as who someone else who celebrates a bit of both Christmas and Hanukkah, I'm curious as to how you handle Santa Claus… thanks!