It’s only fitting

It’s only fitting that, on my very last day of 9 glorious days off, I’d wake to this:

12.1.19 First snow an Emjayandthem(C) photo

It was, by far,  the best sleep of my entire week off … the house calm, dark and quiet.

A heavy quiet that only fresh snow can insulate  us from a hurry-up / busy world.  Cocooning from the noise around Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Leftovers, Holiday Travel, deadlines, to-Do lists.  Z-z-z-z-z-z

Planning to go out I re-planned and stayed in.

Coffee up. Decorations out.  Christmas is-a-coming.

Fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la!

I’m always intrigued by what I end up doing when I’m “off.”  Intentions are good but sometimes one should just lean in and “be.”

Example:

I went to bed when tired (10:30, 12:30, 1:30) and got up when I wasn’t (6:30, 7:30, 8:30.. )  ~  it depends and every day differed.

Worked out twice, but still clocked 10K steps daily **in the house**.  One day? 13K 🙂 and that was while cleaning!

Cleaned, scrubbed, sorted and donated.

Read, read, and read some more.

Watched a movie.  One. Meant to watch more, but visiting got in the way.

Subsided on take-out, leftovers and charcuterie.

And it was wonderful.

Your turn:

  • When’s the last time you surprised yourself?
  • What have you learned by setting plans aside and embracing what life brings you?

 

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “It’s only fitting

  1. Roxanne

    Curious, do you want to share what movie you watched?

    • hi Rox, sure I watched “Yesterday” – a fun Rom/Com with an awesome Beatles soundtrack. Sang through the whole thing 🙂
      MJ

      • Roxanne

        Oh, I look forward to seeing that too! Saw “Knives Out” in the theater–that was fun too.
        Enjoy the snow!

  2. Wow! I’m sure that helped put you in the mood to do Christmas decorating!

  3. I can almost feel that soft quiet snow day when you can get back in touch with the real you.

  4. That all sounds wonderful! I’ve just been gifted a snow day tomorrow, so after I finish some work that I meant to do over the Thanksgiving break, I plan to read and relax!

  5. Sounds like a peaceful holiday. Ours was a bit hectic. Every year I swear I’m going to simplify the menu but I don’t. Next year for sure. I slept all afternoon on Friday and it was blissful. I needed that!

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