Saturday, December 22, 2012


I'm on vacation.

I'm not on a vacation-vacation.  I mean, when I think of going on vacation there's a certain aspect of getting away and "doing" something.  But the company I'm working for in Raleigh closes down as of today thru Jan. 2 so you couldn't work even if you wanted to.  Thus, I'm on vacation at home.

I've got some plans for my vacation - one of which is to unplug as much as possible.  Another is to rest.  A third is simply to do some things I've been wanting to do for a while but that my odd commute schedule (and my own procrastination) has left either undone or unfinished.

Health is part of it.  I signed up for some Barre classes thru Living Social and went to my first class this morning.  It was tough...a mixture of flexibility and working muscles that don't usually get worked.  But I enjoyed it - especially the patient, supportive approach of the instructor and all the other women there.

Although I've got more than my fair share of muscles, toning and strengthening certain ones (my butt, thru my abs, my thighs) has been elusive so I'm hoping that this will help.  And I very very very much need to find something to help me get more flexible.  Anyway, I expect to be doing this three times a week.

It was a very pretty day here and I wanted to avoid going near a mall, so I went for a nice long run/walk through downtown, over the bridge, and back.  As I type this it's 7pm on a Saturday night and I should probably be getting ready to go out and do something festive.  Instead, I just finished some tea, and some soup, and I'm in my PJ's.  I'm pooped, and I suspect that I'll be in bed early this evening.

I went to see the movie "Lincoln" last night.  I enjoyed it.  I won't say it was my favorite movie of the year but it was certainly interesting and well-acted.  It was timely, too, as watching the Republicans and Democrats fighting with one another over the 13th Amendment is very fiscal-cliff"esqe".  Anyway....well done.

I don't see many movies coming out this month that I really want to see.  Pity.

1 comment:

Angie said...

Happy Festivus, hun ! ;-)

Glad to hear that you're getting a bit of R&R. You've had a busy time recently, so you definitely deserve a bit of a break.

Taking the kids to see The Hobbit later today - I've heard mixed reviews from people, but at worst seeing the New Zealand scenery will be worth the ticket price.

Les Miserables may be next. Loved the play on Broadway, and the B&W film is a classic, but this version may be just a bit "too much". We'll see.

Have a great day, and a wonderful Christmas !