today is going to be a long day. there's only 3 people in my department. come april, i am taking my vacay asap. after i get out of work today, it's going to be madness! food shopping, christmas shopping, set up ginger bread house with sophie, send all the greeting cards and bake!!! and i live for times like this! chaotic preparations, taking on impossible goals, spending time with family and everything executed imperfectly to perfection. aaaah. it's the most wonderful time of the year indeed.