Holiday Hangover


I’m not talking booze either. Why is it so miserably difficult to get back into routine after a few days of lounging? When my alarm went off this morning, I considered crying before anything else. It doesn’t help that it is dark, dark, dark and (Arizona) cold this time of year either.That said, I hauled my butt to the gym and felt better for doing so. I had one of the most topsy turvy Thanksgivings yet.

Yay! Let’s Have more Turkey List:

– Father/Daughter day was an A+, including time with 007 and catching up with the man I love most in this world.

– Peaceful, loving time with my mom. We have gotten along better on this trip than any in the last few years. I am savoring this and trying to keep the momentum going for our Christmas in Denver in a few weeks.

– Gobs of time to read (three novels!), nap, knit, sew, bake, run and two great bike rides, including one with Chris. He kicked my butt royally.

– Time with my girlfriends, including watching one man in particular impress my socks off at karaoke. “Sweet Caroline” will never be the same. Game  and pizza night was a kick too, although I know very little 1980s trivia and my team was a disaster.

– The garden is sprouting beets.

– My mom fixed my computer, among other random things that needed attention around the house.

– My dad “borrowed” my car and put new and much needed tires on it. Say it with me: spoiled rotten!

The Could Have Done Without List:

-Insensitive comments. We don’t live in the 1940 and it is not appropriate to stick your finger in my face and say “Shame on me” under any circumstance.

– Pie crust. Pastry grosses me out; I love to bake it and disgust eating it.

– Extended family drama, causing me to temporarily lose my marbles and cry for about 100 miles on I10. Yikes.

Some drama, but for the most part a great holiday. I hope your Thanksgiving also gave you a lengthy list of things to be grateful for.


19 Replies to “Holiday Hangover”

  1. Sounds like a typical holiday from our house. Except this year I had no tears! Yeah. Good for you to go to the gym this am. I didn’t even get out of my pj’s. (A first for the year.) Taking all the daycare kids with my xmas tree flannel neon green pj’s! The kids loved them! LOL I’m excited that my brother might be thinking of moving back in the next couple of years! I sure hope Christmas is less drama and more smiles!

  2. I have to agree with Julie, it just isn’t the holidays until somebody makes you cry or you make somebody cry. It’s like a requirement.

    Since we’re military, we’re always so far away from home so our holiday family is our fellow soldiers and their families. Luckily, we get to pick which ones to invite!!

  3. I’m glad you had a great time with your family and friends. And I know you can bear a little drama. And bravo to your father for the new tires…….

  4. Family and drama, they seem to go hand in hand. I’m glad you’re able to cherish the good parts!

  5. First off, if you need to add someone of a *ahem* certain age to your team to improve your knowledge of 80’s trivia, I volunteer.
    Your dad sounds like a prince. My dad used to do stuff like that with my wrecks, I mean cars, too.
    Sorry about the drama. But at least your good stuff list is longer than your crappy stuff list!
    Have a good week, Kelli.

  6. Hopefully the good outweighed the bad. I’m with everyone else, family and drama always seem to go together.

    btw, thank you to you and your mom for the blocks! They’re beautiful 😉

  7. I have to agree with all the other posters and from my own holiday experience–there is always some sort of drama! It’s not always fun, but would holidays work if it wasn’t there?

    I hope the good out weighed the bad. Sounds like you had a great time, overall.

    I can’t wait to see the progress on all your holiday crafts.

  8. Sounds almost like my family. I know what you mean. When it comes to drama, my aunt and mom take the cake.

    I get tired of hearing the “what a bad mom” you are routine from my aunt. She’s still in denial that my son is Autistic, so she is always telling me what I’m doing wrong (my son comes with behavioral issues). My mom, on the other had, somewhat in denial still but not as much as the aunt. Talk about DRAMA, boy, I’ve heard it too.

    Glad you got new tires. That was a great surprise.

  9. Now 80’s trivia I can do.

    That was an awesome treat from your Dad. I love surpises like that.

    I’m sorry you had some drama and tears and hope all is well.

  10. Did the drama have anything to do with the recent blue spell you had earlier in November? I am so sorry and it saddens me. Hopefully the cry made you feel better.

  11. 80’s trivia – I’m there for ya!!
    So sorry about the extended fam drama, it just always makes me wonder WHY. I tend to loose all patience with it and want to say, get it together or get it out of my zone! Sigh…probably not the best attitude, I’l admit. Your “Yay” list is great though!

  12. Since I started reading your blog (a year ago?) it doesn’t seem like Kelli, Tears and Drama even go together! LIke those 3 words should not co-exist. Sorry for the tears. But hey, your computer got fixed and you got new tires!

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