On the eve of break’s end

Yesterday was productive.  I did a lot of cleaning and reorganizing, with more planned for today.  I still have work, work to do, and there’s a trip to the grocery store in my future (unless I talk Mr. Geeky into it, which I might).  I don’t think I will finish all my grading, which is okay, I think.  I’ll get through most of it.  I have to keep telling myself that I deserve a break as much as the kids do.

Tomorrow is going to be rough.  I can feel it.  I got up at 8 today.  Tomorrow I have to get up at 6.  And I’ve been going to be at midnight.  I’m going to have to try to get to sleep by 10 to make that early rising time manageable.  And then there’s just dealing with work tomorrow.

One of the things I’m going to do today is take down the Christmas tree and put away the decorations.  That’s going to be tough.  It’s such a signal that break is over.  A friend on Facebook was struggling to do this herself, and was encouraged to leave everything up a little longer.  I got my decorations up late this year, so I sympathize with her.  I just want to spend a little more time with the shiny lights.  But if I don’t do it today, it won’t get done, so I’m setting aside some time, and it will get done.

I’m looking forward to getting back to school, but it will be a challenge to get back into the swing of things.  I’ll squeeze in some more fun time today in between getting things ready.

One Reply to “On the eve of break’s end”

  1. We usually set up our tree and lights on Dec 24, and take them down on Epiphany (Jan 6). This year we had to take the tree down on Jan 3, so that my son could help us get the live tree down the steps—he went back to college today, and we weren’t sure the two of us could safely manage the 200–300 lb tree.

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