12.17.2014

Woof!

There is a guy in my office who sometimes makes this noise when he is overwhelmed, and it sounds like, "woof!" I think he is really saying, "oof" or basically, "phew". However, the first time I heard it, I thought he said WOOF, and so it has kind of stuck. Any time things are getting out of control or we are feeling a little crazy, we call out, "Woof!"

So....Woof!

The last couple of weeks have been crazy. In addition to getting all my Christmas cards sent out, I met up with my brother to be a sweeper (tail end safety runner) for the Northface 50 mile race, and went to two holiday parties and met up for a holiday weekend with my family. This is on top of the normal every day stuff, such as grocery shopping and working out. We also got a new client at work and the past couple of weeks have been a flurry of activity getting him set up.

Don't get me wrong, it has been fun, but I can see why some people get stressed out during the holidays, especially if you are the kind of person of which social interaction is overwhelming. Personally, I bring it all on myself, so I am not complaining! However, it will be nice to roll into January and hopefully read a few more books and spend a bit more time relaxing.

A couple of things on the agenda this week are:

- A visit with a friend from high school. She is coming to stay and we will do a lot of walking and eating and gabbing.

- The annual cookie making party with my friend and her daughters. Her daughter is 4 and last year she helped decorate all of the sugar cookies with heaps and heaps of sprinkles! It's become a fun tradition and everyone at work benefits from it as well!

- A Sunday morning run in the hills. As always, no week is complete without some time outside. I am lucky to live in a place where we can run outside year round and I am taking advantage of it! I love where I live...

How is your holiday going? What do you have planned for this week?

7 comments:

  1. Thank your Christmas card by the way! Loved getting it in the mail. What a fun tradition you have with your friend and her daughter :)

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  2. Oh, man, woof sums up my December! It's been the craziest string of events ever!

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  3. Ha, the woof thing is funny! My holiday season has been going good, it's just flying by... We have my Christmas party tonight, I am going to a Christmas market with friends tomorrow, and then Phil and I are doing our Christmas on Saturday night. Then I head home next Tuesday night for Christmas with my family. I can't wait! I am excited for all of the festivities but like you said, I am also looking forward to January when things *should* slow down!

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  4. Thanks for the Christmas card! Kelley is totally overwhelmed today and screaming woof too. love it!

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  5. WOOF! here too! hahaha

    We used to live near friends with young girls and every Christmas I would decorate a gingerbread house with them. So messy and fun. Enjoy your activities and outings and don't forget to breathe. Hope you and your friend have a wonderful time together.

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  6. Sounds like you definitely HAVE been keeping busy! But it sounds like you're having a great time, at least!

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  7. Woof is an interesting expression to make, although I suppose it makes sense too. :) I hope you have a great Christmas day! Just waiting for it to get light enough here in Michigan to go running before the rest of the fam gets here. It's 7:51 and just starting to get light enough.

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