Many years ago, before I had children, both my husband and I used to work between Christmas and New Year. I enjoyed it as things at the Community Health Centre, although frantic at the run-up to Christmas were generally very quiet from Dec 27-31. I used to clean up my desk and the filing cabinet!
Back in 2000, my husband took a job at a university and our lives changed. Universities close between Christmas and New Year and you have no choice but to take the leave. For the last 12 years, we’ve had this ‘gift’ of time. We use it to relax and to catch up with friends and family. Many people take vacation time and head to their beach holiday where there is a lot of relaxing!
On Dec 26th we kick back and recover from the food-fest of Christmas day. I usually read a book although yesterday I actually worked, editing my Gold Coast Hospital continuity, coming to you sometime in 2013 😉 Tomorrow we are hosting the Lowe Family annual gathering. There will be a BBQ, badminton, swimming, eating and talking. So I guess you have worked out what I am doing today! On Saturday, I am DEFINITELY reading a book!
The evenings are spent watching movies and we will be taking Boy Wonder to see The Hobbit, which opened yesterday down here. The Lad and his GF went to see it last night. With him now being 18 and having a part-time job over the summer, our life is changing again. New stages and new experiences!
So do you get to have a lazy time between Christmas and New Year or is that just an ‘Aussie summer’ thing? What do you get up to between Dec 26-Dec 31?