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Monday, January 2, 2012

after the holidays...

All my kiddos go back to their regular schedules tomorrow.

The tree is down.

Furniture righted.

Gift boxes packed away or recycled.

All signs of festivity have pretty much disappeared.
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But I don't feel all that bad....
Not like some others I've seen:

I'm actually quite happy to get back to "normal"...whatever that is.
I like my regular, "scheduled programs" and days.
Makes me feel like I know where I'm going...and that's always a good thing.
I think.
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{Now I'm just hoping the above subject gets around to conquering the after-holiday Let Down.

I think once he's over his eggnog high,  he'll feel righted once again:)}


41 comments:

Farm Girl said...

We have to go back tomorrow too. I think it will feel good to get back to the routine. I seem to do better with routine. I get more accomplished. I love that picture of your dog. He is so great.

Deb said...

the holidays were great...but normal will be nice too...

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

He's thinking about something!! We just took our decorations down today. The only thing I feel bad about is taking down my tree. I have some ornaments my father bought me years ago and because he is no longer with us, looking at them on the tree always makes me happy.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

I went back to work today, whew! A rude, early awakening. But, like you, I am glad to get back on a regular schedule.

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at your big bear! too cute!

i am glad to be into january myself! :) happy new year, dawn!

Mike said...

Cute picture Dawn! There is something to be said for a regular schedule. It will help with the training too.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Chinese New Year is less then 3 weeks! Busy, busy, busy! Glad it is going back to normal for you!

Tammy said...

Oh, I just want to curl up on the floor with him. He's the sweetest dog ever! I have to admit, I feel a bit like him these days....

Leenie said...

Old normal is good. Not sure I like this new normal weather. No snow this time of year is just WEIRD.

Uhhh... how much eggnog did the above subject drink?

Kerri said...

How adorable! I like regular schedules too!

sage said...

Posting this from a train in SE Colorado... I'm going to go home to a tree that needs to come down, any helpers?

Randy said...

What a cute shot I love it. Have a good rest of the week.

Navigating Northward said...

Oh I think our dogs are on the same wavelength. Elsie LOVES getting into good-smelling boxes too ... empty or not ... not always the best thing for those delicate canine digestive systems!

darlin said...

Wow, look at you go! The tree's down already, mine will most likely stay up until at least the 7th unless I get foolishly energetic and take it down sooner.

I love this photo of your dog, it's way too cute!

If you get bored you're more than welcome to come to the city and help me put my Christmas away, I'm procrastinating because I bought 3 new shelving units to organize the basement and that's going to be a huge job. Declutter time.

Have a wonderful evening, take care!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That's just the cutest photo I've seen all week. Happy New Year. I hear eggnog is on clearance this week...LOL

Anne said...

Hi Dawn! Lovely photo! Mine are all off for another week from school over here. No decorations down until after January 6th:)
~Anne

Lynette said...

Hi Dawn,

I want to wish you a wonderful 2012. I love your photo.

You are most welcome to "Embrace" life with me;-)

xx

Peter said...

Cute dog! Back to the routine is good sometimes. Happy new year to you too.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

OMG -- I haven't seen a photo of Duke in ages. He's huge and so beautiful! :)

Pam said...

Festive is fun for awhile but there is a lot to be said for back to normal. As long we look ahead with happy thoughts and remember to wear a smile.

Happy New Year, Dawn. Keep tri..ing!
~:)

Changes in the wind said...

Love her little heart shaped nose...maybe a little kiss could help?

Leah J. Utas said...

Normal is good.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like the back to 'normal' also...cute doggy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like getting back to normal :-)

Lol on your dog. We have a carton that is expired if he'd like a second round...

heyBJK said...

LOL! I'm not laughing at your poor doggie, but I know how it feels to overdo it on the eggnog. I love that stuff! The spiked kind is good, too. :-)

Hard to believe the holidays are gone and it's January. Sheesh.

Miz.November said...

What a cutie.
I always like getting things put back together after the holidays. I also tend to do a major cleaning out this time of year, too. What better time to get rid of all the excess?

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

OMGosh, that's so funny!

I like getting back to normal, too... no chaos! =0 LoL!

Cat said...

LOL
Dawn too funny
the face says it all
just getting things back to normal here..well trying to along with new carpet getting laid
moving old furniture out
making room for the new
stripping the closets with a big purge

what am I talking about????
Things are completely upside down here!!!!
hopefully by the end of the week...(thank goodness I am not working this week)

Happy New Year
hope you are enjoying your CD
(sorry about track 13 : / )

Love and Light

Nezzy said...

Mama always said normal was just a sittin' on the washin' machine. Heehehee!

We didn't have our Christmas 'till last Saturday. Today I went into town and undecorated the Church and my house is next.

Your waaaay ahead of me.

It doesn't take much! :o)

God bless ya and have a marvelous 2012!!!

John McElveen said...

Perfection!!!!!!


J

Debbie said...

he looks like a polar bear, did any one else say that??

i am a list maker and a schedule keeper. i am organized and dependable....i quite like a routine!!

Allison said...

I also took all my decorations down right after new year, except for the twinkly lights here and there that my family likes in the dark winter days. I'm glad to have the holiday heaviness behind me... perhaps I'll buy some white tulips!

bon bon said...

aw, poor baby! just a few short weeks and you may be someone's valentine! :oD

Val said...

I'm already missing my eggnog high =)

Joan said...

I completely get that desire to return to your regular "scheduled programs" and days. Some of us are creatures of habit and find comfort in our routines.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. =)

ladyfi said...

Poor dog - hope he's feeling better!

beth said...

that photo is hysterically funny !!

and i like it when things are back together, too....it's due to the control freak in me :)

Pat Tillett said...

I love routine, but I seem to be getting much better at living in the moment as I get older.
This photo is as cute as can be and is professional grade for sure. It belongs in a magazine....

mountain mama said...

oh...he looks so cuddly! i could give him a big bear hug for sure!

i'm so glad to be back to "normal" too! :)

Judy said...

Awe, look at him...That's how I felt after the holidays myself.

Hilary said...

Oh what a face!