I took a long holiday break, and some of you know that “breaks” can sometimes be the same as “stops” for writers. So, I’m patting myself on the back for walking back onstage.
I chose this prompt because my house has been “pillaged” by the armies of people who have come and gone and by the wrapping and unwrapping of gifts. It also seems that taking down decorations and getting rid of Christmas trees gives the place a look much like the barricades scene in the musical Les Miserables.
To get back to my regular routine is going to take monumental patience, strength, stamina, and a clear head. I do, however, have a plan. It is to take regular “hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint sticks” time-outs. I’m thinking every two hours is a good formula and will keep me in a better mood as I make order out of chaos.
By the way, here is a link to the best hot chocolate recipe on the internet. It’s made by Stacy over at http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/homemade-hot-cocoa-mix-worlds-best/. You know it’s the best because she uses the world’s best cocoa powder and she has a picture of a Kitchenaid mixer at the top of her site. ‘Nuff said!
Think of me, please, as I plow myself out of this mammoth pile of all things holiday. The light is bright at the end of the tunnel.