Monday, December 28, 2009

Routines Are Funny Things

We've all been on "vacation" for a week now. It's been wonderful! Christmas was fun - both children loved their gifts.

This has been the best holiday I've had in a long while. I'm not sure what makes it any better than ones in the past, but there ya go.

I've been on a different combination of anti-anxiety meds since this summer, so maybe that's it. Not as much sweating the small stuff (and it's all small stuff!).

Anyway, everything has been really laid back and no pressure. Sweet! But, this morning - not even fully realizing it is Monday - I woke up precisely at 6:28, which is around the time the Evil Twin would wake me up on a school/work day.

I think it's funny that my mind and body instinctively "knew" I needed to wake up at that time. That's been my Monday thru Friday routine for so long, it must be seared into my brain by now.

Of course, I quickly realized that it was still "vacation" time and promptly fell back on the pillow and conked back out! LOL. I am NOT a morning person, so if I can squeeze in a bit of extra sleep, you better believe I'll be checking out the inside of my eyelids for as long as possible.

Yesterday the sky was so blue, but there were dark clouds moving in:

And, this morning, we have some snow flurries. I don't think anything - if much - will stick, so we're still planning on going to the grocery store today. I'm always happy when the Evil Twin goes with me, so he can help lift heavy things. Although, I do notice I tend to spend more money when the whole family goes.... LOL.

Happy Monday as we wind down closer to 2010!


  1. That's so funny! It's not just me. I couldn't sleep in my bed at my moms house this past week past 730am (the time I get up for work)

    Not to worry, I was fully capable of conking out again on the couch.

  2. I love to sleep and wanted to murder the alarm clock and the husband this morning. Enjoy the rest of your vacation :)

  3. Happy New Year to you and yours!
    anti anxiety meds ROCK!! they also keep more people alive each day on the beltway in our fair city.. ;)

  4. Grrr... I wanted to sleep in this morning for my day off, but NO! Here I am on the computer lol
    I know routines :(

    What a pretty pic!

    Yay almost a new start, 2010 I can't wait :)

  5. I woke up way early this morning too... but I have to go back to work... I want a little more vacation time...

  6. I'm so happy that y'all had a great Christmas! Now, go take a nap!

  7. i'm glad you had a great Christmas. i always sweat the small stuff (i should probably be begging my doctor for meds), but ended up enjoying Christmas more than i thought!

    also, i'm with ya on the mornings. i HATE mornings. ewww!

  8. I am so not a morning person either. So happy you had an enjoyable Christmas and the kids like everything.

  9. I had no problem slipping into vacation mode this morning. Didn't even realize it was Monday until the princess asked me why I wasn't at work. Ahhh vacation is a beautiful thing.

  10. The kids are with C. so I woke up at 10:30 this morning. I felt so naughty ;)

    Enjoy the rest of vacation!

  11. I always thinks it's so much better when you wake up at your normal time and then realize you can go back to sleep. It just seems more special!

  12. Gack! I wake up at 4:30 every morning, a throw back from my life as a working stiff.

    You know? If you're not going to work, there's really very little to do at 4:30 AM.

    Thats a really nice picture: )

  13. I just posted about "not sweating the small stuff". I also started anti anxiety meds in the past year and I don't know what I'd do without them...what a difference. They have truly changed my life...

  14. My entire flipping vacation I was awake by 7:30. Irritating, is what it is. Who needs an alarm clock when your brain will do the trick?