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Tea break’s over, back on yer heads

Ugh. That’s it. We’re done. Nine hours from now, my alarm will go off and my eyes will open and I will sigh…oh, such a terrible deep sigh.

On average, I’ve slept three hours more than usual every morning of my holiday. This is going to hurt.

Never mind. You can have contentment all the time, but joy is based on difference. For Christmas to be Christmas, January two has to to make your eyes water with awful. Say, it’s raining, btw.

Hope yours was half as nice as mine. See you after the ibuprofen kicks in…


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 2, 2018, 1:29 am

Oh, yeah, I remember that January 2 feeling well. But I’ve been retired for a few years, and I don’t miss it at all.


Comment from Niña
Time: January 2, 2018, 1:52 am

There’s a lot to be said for not drinking. 😜


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: January 2, 2018, 3:20 am

I’m still out tomorrow, because Kid #1 doesn’t go back to school until Wed. But I’ve been home teleworking and doing childcare for basically 3 wks, so I’m actually looking forward to getting back to the office, where no one follows me to the bathroom and I can go to lunch and sit down and eat my food while it’s still hot and not have to change any diapers or answer questions from the two Elephant’s Children I’ve got. (Since Stoaty and Uncle B are Kipling fans, I know they know what I am talking about. ‘Satiable curtiosity isn’t the half of it.) Luxury!


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 2, 2018, 3:36 am

“You can have contentment all the time, but joy is based on difference.”

That’s reminds me of Bill Cosby’s joke about how a good case of jock rash is better than a good woman. Because when you finally scratch it, the relief is so profound… it even beats sex. IOW, the great difference.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 2, 2018, 4:01 am

There’s a lot to be said for not drinking.

Yes, but I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy…..


Comment from dissent555
Time: January 2, 2018, 6:27 am

I’d go for a little rain.

The HIGH temperature today here in my little corner of the peoples republic of illinois was 1 def F.


Comment from AliceH
Time: January 2, 2018, 3:10 pm

My furnace is getting a workout. Old house. Got down to -11 degrees outside and 54 inside overnight, but sun is out now and it’s worked its way up to 66 indoors.

I wouldn’t mind the cold as much if we got snow. Freezing brown dead stuff everywhere is depressing to look at. And I’m out of whiskey.


Comment from drew458
Time: January 2, 2018, 4:24 pm

Same here; really really cold for 10 days now, won’t go anywhere near the freezing point for at least another week.
My heating bill is going to be YUGE. If all that’s falling from the sky is rain, then I am really jealous at the heat wave you’re having.


Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: January 2, 2018, 5:17 pm

At least the days are getting longer!

And only 86 days until Major League Baseball Opening Day (March 29, the earliest ever).

That’s as long as from last October 8 until today, and I don’t know about anyone else but to me it feels like October 8 was last week.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 2, 2018, 6:45 pm

2018 New Years challenge from,

the RUSSIAN of course….


Live Chicken hats!

Those sneaky Russkey B*#tards!

Sweasy, we’ll send you a million billion dollars in research grants as soon as I get it approved.



Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 2, 2018, 7:07 pm

Mrs P.
I plead guilty to being a YUGE Kipling fan.
“Just So” stories are the ones I remember having read to me (which is a fair piece back now…) and especially the story about the “great gray-green greasy Limpopo river all set about with fever trees”.

We’re 30 years out of diapers, but Mrs Durned commiserates with your lamentations.
I remember hearing the bathroom one in particular, and I STILL hear about the cold food one any time I’m grilling and foolishly dare grumble about not getting to eat while it’s hot.

But I fervently hope and wish you will eventually find your own best beloveds as worthy of your efforts as we do ours! 🙂



Comment from AliceH
Time: January 2, 2018, 7:23 pm

Yay. Furnace acting up. There’s some safety thing built into it where it ignores the thermostat and just shuts itself off. Sometimes, it will come back on in 15 minutes or so. Sometimes… Not. Grrrr. Also, brrrrr.


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: January 3, 2018, 6:39 pm

Thanks, durnedyankee. We do love our little Best Beloveds 🙂


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