In keeping with yesterday's post about dreaming, I will metaphorically view my return from my Christmas vacation as having woken from a dream. I had a great Christmas vacation as far as visiting with family and friends and safely traveling from L.A. to New Jersey then to East Tennessee and back to L.A. It was very relaxing, but at the same time tiring as travel usually can be. But the problem is that I didn't write during my vacation and now I feel a bit groggy and lazy.
A break now and then is a good thing. I rarely get to see my family members and the Christmas holidays provide the opportunity to spend that treasured time with them. But when I'm immersed in doing something, like writing, it's hard to regain my momentum when I slow down. I think I have slept more this past week than I have in a long time. My wife still being on vacation didn't help in that department either. We were both tired and I went to bed earlier, woke up later, and took longer naps than usual. The more I slept, the more tired I felt. Then there was the traumatic sigmoidoscopy that I had to deal with on Thursday. I won't go into that, but if you're familiar with that procedure you know how draining that can be. Now it's time to really buckle down and get back into the groove.
This week I will try to really get back into my intensive writing schedule. On Sunday I will go back to the expanded Bible study, which this week will deal with worshipping God. On Monday, as promised in the comments of last Monday's post, I will be specifically addressing the challenged posed by my friend Stephen T. McCarthy dealing with the reasons to actively grow one's blog and seek new followers. Then on Tuesday I plan to reflect upon some thoughts that occurred to me during my vacation.
My posts about my mother have received quite a postive reaction. In my first post, My Mom's a Dancer I reminisced about my mother's career in show business as a dancer and a juggler. Some readers requested some photos and I complied in my post of last Wednesday. This coming Wednesday I am going to continue with the photo saga of My Mom's A Dancer as I look at her career as a juggler and a mother.
Thursday will see another debate topic and Friday I will present another mysterious topic. Hope you will check back for every day to come and jump in with your comments. I love hearing your comments!
I'm here in sunny Southern California where temperatures have been in the 70s. I've been hearing about the snow and cold in various parts of the country. How are things where you are? When you lay off from posting on your blog, is it difficult for you to get back into the habit? Does rest make you more tired and lazy? What do you do to put the zest and enthusiasm into what you're doing when your energy starts to sag?