Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Creature

I can't believe how time flies. A week from today, we'll already be past the Silly Season and into my favorite week of the year. I call it Nebulous Week, because it's stuck between Christmas and New Year's and is a sneaky little bonus week that you forgot you were going to get -- it's like finding money in the laundry, only this is even better because it's time.

The last week of the year, when you get to be cozy and work on projects and read and play with your new loot and hopefully get to hide from the world, all while enjoying the closeness of family. My household has always existed on an academic calendar, so the week traditionally falls during a break of sorts, but even if you're doing time in the corporate world, it has to be the least productive week of the year. People, if they show up for work at all, goof around at their desks, playing with their new executive toys or surfing the net, knowing that all the big projects won't come due until after the new year...

Of course, if you're in retail, this is probably the worst week of the year, because you're having to deal with the post-xmas sales and the returns all at the same time. Sorry about that.

Anyway, I'm just reminding you that even once Chrismahanakwanzaka is past, there's still lots of goodness left in the year! Have a great weekend and a wonderful holiday! Oh, and there's a creature, too (and then some!). Does anyone know why the goose crossed the road? ;-)


5 comments:

Keera said...

That in-between week has several names in Norway. Where I live, it's called "romjul" ("space yule"). My company reduces our office hours to 9 to 3 those days, and we aren't terribly efficient, but neither is anybody else.

Eileen said...

I took off work that week between Christmas and New years and I so happy to be off. If the weather is Ok I will be spending two days of it birding on the NJ shore.

alice said...

Your blog is fantastic, Eileen! You've got some fantastic bird photos! I've just come back from Florida with a ton of new shore bird shots, and will be starting in on them soon -- I should have enough for a few months' worth of Friday Creatures...



Keera, as it turns out, I'm so grateful that I got to enjoy my romjul, since things got so crazy right after! (I wish I could have another!)

Keera said...

Who doesn't? :-) Next up: the Norwegian "quiet week" (stille uke). Because both Mondy Thursday and Good Friday are holidays in Norway, making the Wednesday in that week is a sort of Saturday with shorter hours, the week leading up to Easter Sunday is one many take off for skiing in the mountains or any other week-long holiday they want. Society calms down and it really does become a quiet week.

alice said...

It sounds wonderful -- especially the way it falls in the springtime (sometimes, at least, depending on where Easter turns up in the calendar!).