I have a bad case of the Lazies. I turned off my computer Christmas afternoon and didn’t turn it back on until yesterday. And it was a struggle to make myself get on-line then. Weird, huh? Between the wild weather (Oklahoma had all four seasons in one day on Saturday), the cold on Sunday and yesterday, and I just pretty much stayed in bed under the covers listening to audio books. Part of it is I’ve done something to my right shoulder/neck and sitting at the computer yesterday aggravated it. 😦 Part of it was I pushed hard through the end of November and then just sort of…collapsed, mentally/imaginationally anyway. And yes, I am award that “imginationally” is not a word. 😆
So, Christmas was good. Stormageddon had a fire truck and plane-filled Christmas. He might not be two yet but it took him about five seconds to figure out how to turn on, press the gas pedal, and go in his battery-operated fire chief’s vehicle. After opening presents at the kids’ house, we all trooped over to the BiL/Sil’s house for brisket, baked beans, relish tray, and bread pudding. We came home and took naps. Saturday, I did a Cajun-spiced turkey breast for sandwiches and we sort of grazed our way through the rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, sleet, ice, and smidgeon of snow. Once again, I listened to audio books, napped, and waited for branches to fall and hit the house. I didn’t even turn on the computer come Sunday, hence no weekend wrap-up yesterday. I finally dragged myself out from under the covers around 11:00 and caught up with emails and Facebook. Then I headed back to bed for a nap before getting up to make a pot of chili.
I have discovered something about Audio books: I can only listen to books I’ve read before. And I mean, have physically read the words. I never did too well in my classes where the test were based on lectures. The classes where the tests came from the textbook? Aced those puppies! I do like listening to books, but the characters and plot need to be somewhat familiar for me to really keep track of what’s going on. Yeah, yeah. I’ve already admitted I’m weird!
As an aside, I’m going to take the rest of the week off from blogging. I really should be writing. Or marketing. Or something work/career-related but I refer you back to the title. I’m suffering from a holiday hangover and don’t want to do anything that I should. So…I’m going to take this time between now and the new year to assess this past year, look ahead to the new year, and figure out some things–all to the good. I’m also going to lay on the heating pad and use the Shiatsu massagers I have to try to work out the kinks in my neck and shoulder so I can hit the New Year at a dead run. So many books to write and a Sooper-Sekrit Project™ coming next fall. So I’m going to drink coffee, listen to favorite books (I met and exceeded my Goodreads challenge so no new books until Jan. 1 for the 2016 challenge), nap, catch up on the DVR, and just relax while I plan, letting my imagination regenerate by drifting along willy-nilly. Oh, and watch football. And eat. Because…that’s how I roll. LOLOL
What’s on your to-do list for this last week of the year?