Mornings with Mavis

mornings with mavis

Have you ever been so tired you can’t sleep? I mean you lay down, close your eyes, and think you’re falling asleep, only to wake up like 15 minutes later. Well, that’s where I’m at right now.


But too tired to sleep.

My mind keeps racing because there are so many things I need to get done. Clean the house, wash a few loads of laundry, take a bunch of boxes to recycling, tackle a particular garden project, take down the Christmas tree, stare at my empty refrigerator, and then when all those projects are done, sit in utter silence and think about my goals for 2013 {there’s still time, right?}.

The only catch is, I need time to do all these things.

So today, I’m taking the day off from blogging.

I promise I’ll be back tomorrow, ready to go, to tackle a new day and to prepare for a new year.

But for now, I’m going back to bed.

Enjoy your Sunday.


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  1. deana says

    I have to agree, And you do not have to do everything in one day either.
    When I have days like your I just pick the ones that are important and do the others later.

  2. Kathy says

    Enjoy your day off. I did that yesterday and am continuing it into today. We hard working Mama’s need time to shut down and recharge.

  3. D'Anna says

    I woke up at 6:30 (apparently my brain doesn’t realize I am on vacation) watched some Mad Men, went to Albie’s & Safeway and had the tree down by noon today so I’m feeling pretty accomplished.

    There are so many things I should be doing but I think I’m going to sit on the couch w/ a blankie and watch an SVU marathon until I can decide on which project to tackle first.

  4. Sandy says

    I did that yesterday. The couch, a book, and even a nap, nothing else. Today was far more productive. Everyone is entitled. Even God took a day off. Love your blog.

  5. Helen in Meridian says

    I say….Feb. 14..time to take the tree down. Hope you ate their famous Fried Chicken and Biscuits and Jam at Knotts Berry Farm. It has been 25 years and i still remember how wonderful it was. Just sleep today.

  6. sharon in auburn says

    I so hear you. Then I remember that there aren’t enough years in my life to get done all that I want to. So I take a deep breath (or nap) and then tackle either the most urgent or the closest = happy that I can do that much.

  7. Annabel Lee says

    IMO a little early to take the tree down. But we put ours up much later …it does not go up until almost Christmas Eve. Not the day after Thanksgiving that seems to becoming so prevalent. So keep the tree up and then you have one less thing to do.

    Also, it is Sunday here. There too. It is always a slow day for us…church, papers, games , some cooking. Not a day for doing chores. Relax.

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