I woke up this morning and thought, "Why am I going to work on Christmas Eve?" On the other hand, it didn't feel like Christmas Eve so the only difference was that I had after-work errands to buy last minute gifts. There were only 3 of us at work and we started sneaking out around 1pm. I had to go to Walmart which, surprisingly, was not crowded. I grabbed the last few items on my list and was really tempted to stop at Taco Bell on the way home but I resisted and ate at home. I bought a turkey breast for $1/pound last week and it has been thawing in the fridge since Saturday. It was still a little icey inside but I cooked it anyway. That is the first time that I have cooked a turkey breast for myself. I'm not sure how it compares meat-wise to, say, boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They add a "free" gravy packet and then charge for the added weight of it. Plus there are the bones and skin. I should have weighed all the meat after I took it off but the dogs and I have been tasting it already...a lot.
I started wrapping presents but some of them were heavy and awkward. Since I have to drive them to my mother's house tomorrow I decided to try wrapping with pillow cases. It worked well, was really quick and they are reusable assuming I remember to collect them again.
My car is fixed again. My mother picked it up for me so I haven't checked under the hood to see if they really fixed it or not. They didn't charge me so that is good and also a bit worrisome because I would have expected them to replace a part. I'll find out tomorrow.
Maybe next year I will save up enough vacation time to take the whole week off between Christmas and New Year's. That seems like such a luxury but the thought of starting another year of work is making me sad. A week off might cheer me up.
Merry Christmas to all my readers! I hope it is a happy day for everyone.