I love the holidays at Plante Moran. That “most wonderful time of the year” spirit is in full effect, as teams and offices gather for holiday parties and celebrations. There’s this feeling of excitement as staff prepare to take some much-deserved time off to spend with family and friends. My favorite day of the year, every year, is the last work day before Christmas Eve. That look of anticipation on the faces of Plante Moran staff, whether they’re taking off two days or two weeks, is indescribable. It’s like no other day of the year. I always make sure I’m in the office on that day, just so I get to share in the joy.
I, too, am taking some time off this year. I’m looking forward to our traditional Polish dinner on Christmas Eve, my favorite meal of the year. From the sharing of the oplatek (a wafer we break into pieces and share with each other, extending good wishes along the way) to the much-slaved-over pierogies, it’s a joy to behold. After Christmas, our entire family is going up to Northern Michigan, including our baby grandson and our 12-week old Portuguese Water Dog, Wally (who is a handful!). I’m looking forward to a week of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and just relaxing by the fire with a couple of good books.
As this is my last entry of 2012, I’d like to thank all of you for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog. One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2013 is to entice more of you into making comments. That said, what are you looking forward to this holiday season? And what resolutions are you making for 2013?