Long week-ends throw me off, especially because I am by nature distracted easily. Where has this entire week gone? I have been trying all week to get back into a routine, but now that the Seattle real estate market has shifted into holiday mode, it becomes a smidge more challenging to get up early and work late. Still, I soldier on. I must! I have things to do.
I learned last week that I am required to take a continuing education ethics class before the end of the year. And I need two years worth of clock hour classes completed before my birthday in January. People are talking to me more and more about buying or selling real estate even while inventory continues to dwindle. I try to find daylight hours to show property to people who work because it’s nearly dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. Right this minute it’s time to decide about sending Christmas cards. And then to shop for Christmas gifts. And decide about decorating. Shall I get a tree this year?
Oh, surely it can be a bit of fun, if we don’t let ourselves become swept away by the shifting swell of an exuberant season that will end another year, if we remember to dress warmly.
Over the past week-end, I did dress warmly and then went to grab some fun at Holiday Lights at Lake Union Park. After a couple of dreary dark days, the sun shone upon us Saturday.
I visited the event with my my dear cousins recently relocated from Arizona, Denise and Nick, Ethan, Kayla, and Emma who are learning the importance of layering. They built little boats of wood blocks at the Center for Wooden Boats, and then they sailed them on the model boat pond (brrrrrr). We decorated holiday themed cards with glitter and glue aboard the steamship Virginia V, and we got to explore the other historic wooden boats moored at the dock – lots of nooks and crannies and built-in bunks. The Museum of History and Industry will open here December 29th which is already an exciting addition to the South Lake Union landscape.
Altogether a very agreeable way to start the season.