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Monday after a Holiday

Why does it always seem the Monday after a holiday should be a holiday itself? I always find it so hard to get back to normal. It isn’t that I lazed around over the weekend, I ran hither and yon. But today is slow going for me. There is plenty I want to do, plenty more I need to do, but the motivation to get any of it started, much less done, is frozen to the ground.

I am not a fan of frozen. I’m not a fan of snow. I’m not a fan of cold. I’d rather it just snow on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and be done with it. I awoke yesterday to light snow falling, I surprised myself by actually hoping it continued all day. I wanted not much more than to go to church, come home, huddle under a blanket, watch football and maybe read a little bit all afternoon and evening.

The snow had stopped by the time church was done. Maybe if we had moved early service  even earlier, say 6 instead of its current time of 8, it might have worked.

We spent a lovely holiday with Mr. FullCup’s family in the eastern part of our state. They were amazed Wednesday when we arrived only 5 hours after leaving home. I’m not going to lie, they thought I had driven. I didn’t.  Now that the children are older, we don’t have to stop every other town for bathroom rights.

Of course at the same time, I’m getting older. I just didn’t drink as much. Shew! I tell you. I can go before leaving home, drive the one mile to Target and have to go again.

I have started running again this last week. Who starts running in November when the temperature plummets to -25F? Who in their right mind does that??

I do.

I ran 4.5 miles. Not at all once. Since I haven’t been running since October, 2013 I want to take it slow and easy. I was amazed at myself though. The first day out I tell the girls, “I’m only running 1 mile. So I should be home in 15-20 minutes.” (I told you I was going to take it slow.)

I did 1.53 in 21 minutes.

No, it won’t win any awards. It definitely was not my fastest or best time. But I’m happy.

Tomorrow I’ll have a funny story about the FullCup Prison that again, is muct like Alcatraz only not quite. This one even involves the local men in blue.



Child of the Most High God, Wife, Home-schooling Momma of 2. I love Jesus, people and coffee. I am the somewhat eternal optimist viewing the coffee cup as half nothing, it's full...even when I'm chewing the grounds at the bottom.

4 thoughts on “Monday after a Holiday

  1. I tend to have a lot of energy right after a holiday… having all the holiday preparation and extra work over makes me feel like I suddenly have a bunch of extra time. We’re sewing today… some lessons on cutting out a pattern and using the machine, and then they are going to make new “warmers” (rice filled tubes to heat up for cold bedtimes….) I hope you guys have nice, not-too-cold day… 🙂

  2. Hmmm maybe it’s because we generally travel for Thanksgiving, and I don’t have a lot of preparations. Except cleaning the house, packing and loading. I have energy…just don’t want to do anything. Which is an oxymoron.

  3. I host Thanksgiving for a large family. I still feel tired 4 days after the holiday. I wish there was more time between Thanksgiving and Christmas! I’m not ready to hit the ground running with Christmas prep.

  4. Yeah, I think travel can wear you out… Just sitting in the car always leaves me tired and with no energy.

    I hope tomorrow is a better day for you…

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