Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm dreaming of a break for Christmas

The next two hours are going to be the longest two of my life.

No, scratch that. Tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m….those will be the longest hours of my life.

There comes a point in collegiate teaching where you don’t have to teach class anymore…you have high hopes of making lecture notes over Christmas break…and you’re frankly just ready to go home. I reached that point around noon today. Technically, I reached it at 4 p.m. yesterday, when my class ended.

I actually have a couple of things left to accomplish. But they’re small, mundane items that will take about two hours to accomplish. And, as I will need something to do tomorrow, they can obviously wait.

I want to go home and bake. It’s almost Christmas, and I want to bake. I actually have a list, to be honest:

* Gingerbread biscotti
* A chocolate pecan pie (which will be made Sunday)
* Sugar cookies with frosting
* Dinner tonight (BBQ cups – ask me for the recipe! I’ll be happy to give it to you!)

This is coupled with the fact, I’m sure, that I am resting my *^&%^#$ ankle until Monday. No exercise. And, on Monday morning, if that #@$%^* ankle is still hurting after I “test run” it, I’m going to see a doctor. Hopefully, though, rest, ice, elevation, and ibuprofen are all that is needed. We shall see.

As a late Tinsel Vixen report, I gained a pound back. No surprise there with a trip to see my family and lots of good food and a lack of exercise. I’m just thankful it was only a pound! (And, as I weighed at night and not at lunch time, there *might* be a slight difference. MIGHT.)

Sigh. One hour and 55 minutes to go. And then eight hours tomorrow.


 (Christmas card picture taken by Donald Page)


Mari said...

Have a wonderful Christmas break. Hope that ankle starts behaving!

Brooke said...

myou are so pretty!! :) i love that picture.

now get that ankle better we've got a minute challenge to win :P j/k i know how hard it is to "rest" your body needs it and blah blah blah but what's your mind supposed to do in the mean time?

Terri said...

Have a great break! Love your Christmas card photo! Sending healing thoughts for your ankle, because being injured stinks. :(

SusanD said...

Hey Friend. Sorry to hear you've injured your ankle. At least you have an excuse for not exercising. I'm just been a slug. lol. Get thru your baking and enjoy your break. Blessings, SusanD

Love your photo.

misti said...

I'm making Christmas candy with mom and the girls all week! Hope you get some good baking done. Miss ya.

sara said...

my last child arrives home today and then my Christmas can really begin too!! Lots of baking coming my way!!

Praying for your ankle and that the rest will help heal it. And of course you know I am always up for a new recipe!!! I'd love to have it!

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

uh!!! When I read your post in google reader it didn't show the picture!! I almost missed it, I happened to see the thumbnail on my own sidebar of my blog and clicked to see it! whew!
love it~~~~ great pic! yall are soooo cute! I bet you hear that a lot!!

Lindsey Walpole said...

A. Love the Christmas card pic! :)
B. You are on break now...hooray!
C. I want the recipe for the BBQ cups!

septembermom said...

What a cute picture! Enjoy your Christmas break. Hope your ankle feels much better. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

What do you teach?? I taught while getting my masters so I totally remember being done! Teaching can be so exhausting - ha ha!!

Happy holidays! Love the card photo!