Back to Routine

The holidays are over, and HH and I took it easy yesterday to get ready to switch gears. It’s January 3rd and time to get back to routine. And I’m ready. I love the holidays, but they’re always a bit hectic.

Our younger grandson came to spend a long weekend with us, and we took him out to eat at his favorite restaurants when he lived with us. We had a wonderful time, but on Sunday, we decided to eat in, and I don’t know how I did it–we were cooking together and scrounging in different cupboards– I bumped into something. I don’t even remember what. I said “Ouch,” and it was over. A moment’s accident, no harm done. When I woke the next morning, though, I had half a black eye. I looked lovely, hugging Nate goodbye. We’re meeting old friends for supper tonight, and I’m sure I’ll hear about how graceful I am:)

But until we leave for the restaurant tonight, I’m hitting the keys. It felt so good this morning to wake to our everyday routine. It’s always nice to BREAK routine for a while, but I’m usually ready to fall back into it eventually. And today’s the day.

No one could make it to our house for Christmas this year because of the weather and bad roads, so our tree and decorations are still up with presents ready to open. We’re trying to reschedule but getting everyone free at the same time isn’t easy. The tree might be up all month, but it’s pretty, so I can live with that. When we finally take everything down, HH and I do a deeper cleaning than usual, and I can stall on that: And then the holidays will TRULY be behind us. And things should be as normal as they get in our house, and that, I think, is going to be good.

8 thoughts on “Back to Routine

  1. Ouch! I am sorry about the half black eye. I find I bruise so much easier as I age.

    I’m sorry you didn’t get to spend Christmas with family, but you’ve got something wonderful to look forward to later this month.

    Congrats on getting back to writing and your routine as well. I just LOVE the holidays, but eventually we do have to bid them adieu.

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  2. I agree. I love the holidays, but it’s nice to get back into a routine. Sorry about your eye. My husband had a similar thing happen. He ran into the doors of our TV armoire the other night. He had a small cut and a bruise on his left cheek. Yesterday, he fell off a step stool. So far 2023 isn’t looking good for him, but things could have been a lot worse.

    Have fun tonight!

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  3. I have a constant collection of bruises from bumping into things. Sorry you got your eye this time.

    Enjoy your decorations while you can. I hope you find time to get everyone together. And welcome back to your routine!

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