The kids actually slept in a little late - 7:45! Usually they are up at 6:00 am on the weekends, even though we have to pry them out of bed at 6:15 during the week. I promptly ate a banana and some pancakes with peanut butter in preparation for going for a run on a couple of hours.
I never thought I would be so excited to get out and run! Though I am pretty nervous because it has been over 2 weeks since I did everything. And right now I feel so bloated and out of sorts, mainly because our eating schedule has been so off for the last several days.
I am doing my best to try to just sit and relax and enjoy my daughter's first Christmas vacation - I am working from home on Wednesday and going into the office on Thursday, other than that I am off. But really all I want to do is clean up all this mess, put my house back in order, and get the new year started. But I refrain.
Growing up we always took down the tree and decorations on New Year's Day. No way I can wait that long! I need the house to be back in shape when we wake up on New Year's Day. I've decided that the evening of December 28th will be when we take everything down. Then I can have a couple of days to re-org the house, go food shopping to restock the pantry with healthy foods and a calm can come over me for the new year.
I love Christmas. I absolutely love it! And I will admit that a certain sadness comes over me during the evening of Christmas Day. That the Christmas spirit kind of gets sucked out of me. I lose my desire to see Christmas lights or hear Christmas music. The good thing is I lose the desire to eat Christmas treats as well :)
I was pretty disappointed at how much candy my husband put under the tree for me. Sure my behaviour this year has not demonstrated that I would care about treats for Christmas. He seemed that in order to increase the number of gifts for me under the tree, he wrapped a lot of the normal candy stuff that would go in my stocking and put it under the tree. Luckily everyone at work tends to bring in their stuff after the holidays so it won't all go to waste.
Bring on the running. I can't wait!