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The Week Ahead: December 8-14, 2008

I love the holidays but the one thing I don’t like, DETEST actually, is the constant rushing around. It leaves me completely dazed and worn out. This past week was a bit much with the Holiday Show, but the kids were fantastic. My son had a solo and he hit the notes dead on. Kidlet #2 sang for real! No lip syncing which is what she has been doing for 3 weeks.

Here’s what my week looks like:

Monday, December 8, 2008 – I have a number of things to do at work (blech). I am working on updating technical documentation. It’s riveting, let me tell you. However, with the bad comes the good… I am taking a co-worker out to lunch for his bday. He hasn’t told me yet where he wants to go so I can’t tempt you with any yummy foods yet. Tonight, tickets go on sale for The Music Man so I have to get to rehearsal early so we’ll have decent seats. I don’t mind rehearsal because while Kidlet #1 is inside, I get to hang out in the car or shop or whatever.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 – More work stuff and I hope to read at least 50 pages of Ransom My Heart sometime today. Tonight I am going to a holiday shin dig at the University Club. It’s for my women’s group. A lot of the women are older but man, they crack me up. It should be a good time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 – Gayle over at Everyday I Write The Book is hosting her online book club today and she will be discussing We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 – Hoping to have my review of Ransom My Heart up today at some point. At lunch, I will be meeting an old friend from work. He has yet to tell me where he’d like to go. Men.

Friday, December 12, 2008 – Yet another dinner party to go to tonight but this one is always a lot of fun. My co-worker’s house is very close by and a bunch of us just head over there after work. There’s always good conversation. Good food and drink too.

The Weekend – Nothing going on Saturday yet but Sunday night my girlfriend Karen and her family are coming over for a Christmas exchange. We do it every year. This time we are ordering food so we can just relax and have fun. I love getting presents. Oops. Did I say that out loud?

What do you have planned this week? Any special holiday events?

The Week Ahead: December 1-7, 2008

I know my weeks are often crazy, but this week is going to be insane. It’s all fun stuff, but I’m wondering how all of this got booked.

Here’s my crazy, crazy week:

Monday, December 1, 2008 – It’s December! Ack! I am not feeling all that great today so I am staying home from work. I will be announcing the winner of my Pretty Monsters giveaway this morning. Later, I have a PTO Potluck which is our holiday party so we’ll see how I feel when the time comes. My son has rehearsal tonight but Hubby will take him.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 – Back at work today. I have to catch-up on quite a bit here at work but it will be a good day for that. No meetings to speak of. I hope to post my review of Forever Lily sometime today. Later tonight, I am going to dinner with a friend. It’s our holiday dinner as friends and we are doing a book exchange. I don’t know yet where we are going but I have the book all picked out. I can’t share the title because she reads this blog but she will enjoy it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 – Today is my last yoga class for the semester. I get to take a class during work hours and yoga was it for this semester. Next semester I plan to take a digital photography class so no more downward facing dog poses, at least for awhile. I have a work meeting to attend after lunch and then nothing for tonight. Yay! I plan to watch the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. Why? Although there is no hope of EVER looking like those women, one likes to dream. It’s good to dream. Sure it is. I could wake up tomorrow with legs as long as the state of California.

Thursday, December 4, 2008 – I will be leaving work early today to go to the doctor. Tonight is my Holiday Book Group meeting. We normally meet at the library but tonight we meet at the leader’s house. The event includes food…something that we normally cannot have at the library and we will be doing a Yankee Trader Book Exchange. I have to figure out what book to bring. I also have to figure out what food item to bring as I will be coming from work. We will be discussing The Inheritance of Loss but I did not finish it. I had so many other books on my plate that I did not allow myself enough time for this one.

Friday, December 5, 2008 – Another day at work, but later this evening is Holiday Family Night at my kids’ school. Guess who is playing Santa? Yep, Hubby. It’s a PTO event so I will be working it and somehow keeping track of my daughter while catering to my Hubby in full costume. He played Santa once before but it’s difficult to get him dressed in so little time. Especially if he gets stuck in traffic.

The Weekend – Saturday is Merry Member Night at the zoo. We plan to visit with the animals for a bit, go to dinner and then come back for the Reindeer Romp. Sunday is the big Holiday Dinner Show that my kids are in. They have been rehearsing for six weeks and I am happy to say that my daughter is no longer lip syncing. It will be a long day. Their call time is 2:30 and the show is not until 6:30pm. We have a front row table though. It should be fun.

I am completely wiped out from typing that. I know there is stuff that I forgot to list too. What do you have planned this week?