No no, I am definitely in the "Merry Christmas" camp, not the "Bah Humbug" camp... EXCEPT when I'm under a tight deadline!! Then I fall into what I call my Bob Cratchit/Uncle Scrooge complex, wherein the two sides of my personality fight for supremacy.
(not shown: the Peruvian blanket on my lap, because like Scrooge I am stingy with the central heating)
My inner dialogue has gone something like this:
U.S.: "I expect you'll want the entire day of Christmas off!"
B.C.: "It's only one day a year, sir."
U.S.: "A fine excuse for robbing a man's pocket every 25th of December! Besides, you have a deadline to meet!"
B.C.: "But sir... it's Christmas!"
My split personality has found a compromise with itself, wherein I let myself work (including writing this) until the afternoon when my wonderful husband is done cooking dinner. Then, it's rest and relaxation!
One of the hardest parts of working for myself has been drawing those boundaries. Working at home, it's easy for me to work work work all the time. But it's important to carve out time for life, like the few days Herm and I took to visit the family in Florida a few weeks ago.
(my beautiful and talented niece- future figure skater and/or star roller derby player!)
Because part of the joy of this lifestyle is supposed to be the opportunity to relax and enjoy life more, right?! So, my best wishes to everyone in this holiday season. May you find time to relax and spend quality time with your loved ones.
And I'll expect you at work all the earlier the next morning! Ha ha.