A Holi-Work-Day

Today was a holiday day for my parish staff.  After the 8:30 a.m. Mass, I locked up the building and then went to my office and worked.  I wrote some daily reflections and queued them up to send while I’m away on vacation January 1-13.  Then I did some other office work.  It was peaceful and quiet.  It was a government holiday as well so there were no mail deliveries or other deliveries.  Just peace and quiet to get my work done.

At 1:30 p.m., I made my way back to the rectory and warmed up “Round Two” of my Christmas meal.  Friends brought food over for me yesterday for Christmas.  Actually, I just typed that wrong.  I should have typed friends brought FOOD over for me yesterday.  There’s enough for four healthy-sized meals.  Round Two was today.  Rounds Three and Four will be later this week.  🙂

After my meal — which, by the way, served as both lunch and dinner — I did some internet surfing on my home computer and vegged in front of the TV after that surfing YouTube clips/shows/movies.  I have Premium so they’re not chopped up with ads.

So, it was a holiday day today but also a work-at-my-own-pace work day.  I got a lot done and rested a lot as well.  I’m looking forward to another good night’s sleep before the work day starts for real tomorrow.

Oh, speaking of sleep, I told several people yesterday — and even posted it on my Facebook status — that I was going to go to the house after the Noon Mass and take a nap since I was operating on about 3 1/2 hours of sleep.  That was my plan but when I got home I decided that a nap would end up being a longer sleep and mess up my sleep schedule last night.  So, instead, I stayed awake and watched television after my Round One meal.  I went to bed a little early and got a full night’s sleep.  So, as I say, with another good night tonight, tomorrow should look promising!

I hope that you all had a good Christmas with family, with friends, or by yourself.  Christmas Peace, Love, and Joy to each and every one of you.