Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ollie Ollie Oxen free, It's Christmas time!!!!

Tomorrow, Christmas eve day, I have a half day. Then I have four days off. Which I feel no small amount of smug righteousness about. Because I've done my time, as a nurse, working every other weekend, every other holiday, mandatory overtime because someone called in on Christmas morning, et cetera.

But I'm all grown up now, nurse practitioner now. So I work a regular schedule. With holidays off, my weeknights off, my weekends off and vacation days too. I cannot tell you how important this is to me. It's freedom my good people. And when I drive home tomorrow at noon I will yell, "Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!! It's CHRISTMAS TIME!!!"

This freedom is most important, because I am there for my kids during Christmas. And Christmas is made for kids.

So much fun will be had in the next few days. Presents, egg nog, chocolate covered cherries, fun with Grandma and Grandpa, the absolute thrill of Santa and his magic, and us, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, sipping coffee while the kids play with their toys. It's everything I've ever wanted and dreamed about. My dreams have come true. Right there, on the living room floor. OUR living room floor, hold on, gotta take a minute here, collect myself, sniff sniff . . .

All of this stuff about Christmas spirit, it means so much to me. It is my time of magic and joy. And Christmas lights. And being so thankful for everything we have. Our family, our kids.

It's almost too much for the human spirit to bear, all this Christmas joy.

I hope everyone feels the joy and magic in the next few days. Enjoy a cup of cheer, watch your favorite Christmas movie and kick back. And don't forget to enjoy some cookies ;)

Merry Christmas to all of you!!

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Susan Higgins said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Mrs. Hall! This is the best time for you, I'm happy to see that your dreams are coming true.

Cam said...

Merry Christmas to you and the Tribe Called Hall!!! I sniffle sniffled with you a little there, Mrs! It's been such a journey for your family this year, and I am so glad you found your way home in time for the holidays!

PS-See that Charlie Brown Christmas up there? I have that exact puzzle, and it is my holiday season tradition to put it together. (or,start putting it together, get frustrated, let Bergman finish putting it together 'cept for the last piece cause he saves that for me!)

Coolbeans! Hope Santa is good to you!

Verdant Earl said...

Merry Christmas to the entire Hall clan!

Mrs. Hall said...

Earl! Merry Christmas to you and Gia and the assorted four legged friends mulling about the place!!


Mrs. Hall said...


You comment was read and rejected cause this is my blog and NO CHRISTMAS HATING ALOUD!!

at least out loud in the comments!!

Merry Xmas to you though. Despite your grinchy ways!!

Mrs. Hall said...


Merry Christmas to you and your family, I'm so glad your last two months are gone and done.

Best wishes for next year girl!!


Joanna Jenkins said...

Isn't if great to know you have everything you've always wanted. What a great feeling that is :-)

Enjoy every minute with your family and may the holiday spirit carry you all the way through 2010 and beyond.

I'm so glad I met you this year. I know 2010 will be a great year for you and I'm looking forward to reading all about it.

Merry Christmas Mrs. Holly Hall!!!

Mrs. Hall said...

Well jeez JJ, that was soo nice of you to write up there ;)

Merry Christmas to you and YAY bloggy blog friends! :)

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