day 1589 – ornamentation 

holiday season feels immediately bolstered when i came home to a decorated christmas tree and lots of lighting. annual house decorations are up in keeping in line with the family prerequisites. keep in mind there’s less than twenty sleeps before christmas day. it got busy all around the same time almost lost track of time passing. got to get started on the christmas gift shopping. started planning a little late this year, but december parties are beginning to roll in

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good to have a sunny december sunday, although i hear the snow will start to fall overnight. i can call it a laid back sunday; morning spent cramming away to meet deadlines, afternoon watching and hanging out, finished off with an evening of more cramming. once i get this term over with, i can enjoy my break and christmas season, not to mention catch up on the many episodes i’ve missed

day 878 – vandusen fun

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a day removed from christmas but the festivities doesn’t stop. did most of my boxing day shopping online so needn’t fight with the crowds and potentially angry mobs. it was so nice to get out and finally check out vandusen garden festival of lights. the weather cooperated with us for the most part, can’t complain about the little drizzle and wet flurries.  i thought i was dressed well and prepared for the cold, but somehow my limbs still felt frozen. still had a great time, the freezing was worth it

day 516 – nearing the end

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fifth and probably second last luxurious dine out feast of this christmas holidays, what a sigh of relief. first time here and now i have been introduced to another good sushi place in vancouver. both the food and service were good, similar to that of the eatery out in westside. it is highly likely i will come back for more sushi soon enough. still need to eat responsibly and watch what i put into my mouth

day 505 – drained

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feeling awfully drained and really needing a break. no doubt i knew there would come a time when my mind and body will not allow me to continue with the kind of schedule i run on. its been wearing down on me for over half a year and now my mind is ready to go on strike. i wake up everyday feeling crappy and even more so exhausted knowing the things i have to get through day after day. all i want to do is shut off the world and finish what i have to do. it’s christmas season and all i am too drained to even enjoy it. i try to hide all that stress and pretend everything is okay because i don’t want to put it upon anyone else but somehow it’s showing through my shell. i need a break, i know its not time yet, but i know it’s coming in a couple more weeks

day 501 – execs unite

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hungry executives celebrating the completion of season 18 at water kitchen in gastown. vdl’s human resources surprised us all with christmas presents, as each of us was rewarded with a pair of the newest vdl apparel personalized with our own initials. must admit i am relieved that we are at the season’s end because this season has been really stressful balancing out all my commitments and tasks, i really need the extra time just to get away from my neverending commitments

day 497 – poinsettia

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what’s with these red and greens coming into the office today? that’s when you know christmas holidays is just around the corner because december tends to be a very quick month and christmas rushes upon us. bringing in the poinsettia to fill the space with more red and greens to make it more vibrant and brighten the pale white walls. i am not a fan of these things because it requires cleaning up after dead and dried leaves