The two weeks surrounding Christmas and New Years is always a bit of a long haul. I’m not, by nature, a social creature. Once or twice a month is fine for me. I see who I want to see, hang out when I want, and have plenty of time to recharge.

I’m not going to claim introvert/extrovert, as those labels have largely been over-used by today’s internet culture. Folks are trying to find out who they’re like, and that’s fine, but it’s not a label I necessarily need. Depends on the day, I suppose.

Anyway, the weeks around Christmas see me hanging out and socializing more than I socialize for months at a time at other times during the year. Today marks the first day, and I’ve got three social visits (though technically one is for business) to take care of today.

Bleh. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it…but it is very tiring. The goal this year is to have plenty of rest and good dietary choices to avoid the January crud I get every year.