I hope you all had (or are having if you are on the other side of the world to me) the most fabulous Christmas!!!

We did.

I’ll hopefully be back tomorrow with the low down on our Christmas Day, assuming Mr Linky fixes my linky feature in time for the Nosey Parker post to go up tomorrow.

In the meantime this is what my today (Boxing Day) looks like…

(Through the words of Dr Seuss…)

The news
Just came in
From the County of Keck
That a very small bug
By the name of Van Vleck
Is yawning so wide
You can look down his neck.

This may not seem
Very important, I know.
But it is. So I’m bothering
Telling you so.

A yawn is quite catching, you see. Like a cough.
Is just takes one yawn to start other yawns off…
NOW the news has come in that some friends of Van Vlecks
Are yawning so wide you can look down their necks.

At this moment, right now,
Under seven more noses,
Great yawns are in blossom.
Their blooming like roses.

The yawn of that one little bug is still spreading!
According to latest reports, it is heading
Across the wide fields, through the sleepy night air,
Across the whole country toward every-which-where.
And people are gradually starting to say,
“I feel rather drowsy, I’ve had quite a day.”

Creatures are starting to think about rest,
Two Biffer-Baum Birds are now building their nest.
They do it each night. And quite often I wonder
How they do this big job without making a blunder.
But that is their problem.
Not yours. And not mine.
The point is: They’re going to bed.
And that’s fine.

***

(In the words of Kat…)

A happy few days
A monumental work shift
A strong sense of self
Then the littlest rift…

The glow of year hard
Slowly comes to an end
With tears of exhaustion
And hugs from a friend.

Fatigue and weariness
Unsettled and tense
With so many questions
Towards our future – suspense!

So an all day bed fest
Though unscheduled will remedy
My sore soul and joints
Of this I have certainty.

Sleeping, and resting
And stroking new quilt
Snuggling, and dreaming
Shifting back littlest tilt.

All is right and will be
With rest and renew
Though I would not change past
– No surprise to me, nor I bet you!

I like to be busy
And will remain so I’m sure
But even busy girls need rest
To relax and restore.

I’ll be back really soon
And rearing to go
Because rest, while a need
Does challenge – I don’t like to be slow!…

So I’ll end this poem
Which while fun, must close
And continue lazing in bed
Which I thought best to disclose.

***

So far my rest day has gone like this…

7am wake up call from kids
– nudge husband out of bed to deal with it
Go back to sleep

9am wake up call from kids
– smile at husband and kids and talk to them for a minute
Go back to sleep

10am – decide to write off plans for the day and spend the whole day in bed instead
Go back to sleep

1.08pm – look at disbelief at the clock
Smile from within at how good that last sleep felt
Think you must finally be starting to unwind
Get up for “lunch” – which looks like this…

Carrot cake, fruit salad, lemon meringue, peach crumble, custard…

And feel ever so naughty and decadent…

1.28pm feel ever so slightly gluttonous and sick
But content
1.30pm go back to bed

Read
Drink
Stare into space
Relax
Pray
Relax more
Start to smile

5.30pm get up and have dinner
Have a spa bath with the kids
Skype with in-laws
Bedtime for girls

Time to enjoy an evening with feet up with my hunny
Still unsettled and with so many questions (**that is a whole other blog post – will explain soon I promise!)
But charged and ready for all the new day will bring…
All the better for taking a day off!

I hope that your after mass is being just as kind 🙂

Back (hopefully) tomorrow with Nosey Parker in the Neighbourhood Linky – Christmas Edition…
(Am waiting on linky subscription to renew…)

About the Author

Kat Soper is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of The Helpful Academy. She lives with her husband and two daughters in whichever country they're calling home at the moment.

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  1. A day in bed – Bliss and well deserved!! Take all the time you want to rest, relax and enjoy. If you can’t stop and breathe in the goodness of your life than what is the point?! Now, go back to bed!

  2. You’re quite a poet 🙂 Sounds like a fantastic, relaxing, reviving day. Good for you and I’m sure you’re jumping into today with a new life and energy. xx

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