How to get organized (not really but that’s what everyone is talking about right now)

This is the first post of 2013. I thought I should begin with something inspired and encouraging ….………………………………………(tick tock tick tock)………………………………………….

…………………………………………………(still thinking)…………………………………….

…………………………………………………(hmm)………………………………………………

Sorry.

I’ve got nothing.

I’m still in holiday mode. The kids aren’t back at school until next week and sleeping in has become de rigueur hereabouts. And not just the kids. Who can blame them? Or me? Evenings carousing with my brothers and nieces – because we’re wild like that – and a bed that should come with a warning label it’s THAT comfortable, means late nights and slow mornings.

We’re relishing it. Things are still getting done, mostly. The kids have been to the ski hill, laundry is being washed (don’t ask about the folding) and everyone’s being fed. It’s just that no one is rushing anywhere.

Bear with me while I enjoy these moments before schedules and structure take over again. While I know those are good for us, prolonged exposure to structure causes chafing. Scientific fact. No one wants chafing though I hear there are creams for that sort of thing.

Have I mentioned the excessive number of afternoon caffeine breaks I’ve had in lieu of fresh air in my attempt to clear the mental cobwebs?

Anyway…

If you’re still on holidays with your kids, don’t sweat the lack of order even though every January issue on magazine stands from Macramé For Young Lovers to How To Toilet Train Your Cat is trying to get you organized. Pffft. Don’t they realize that you’re in the recuperative portion of the festive season? You’ll get right on that macramé cat harness as soon as the kids are back in school.

Until then… eat, sleep, play, read, watch a movie, whatever…time enough for structure and schedules on Monday morning.

PS. If you’re already back at work savour the knowledge that starting next week I will be working with the manic energy of a hummingbird on a sugar high to catch up from all my recuperating.

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