Clump #274: Fifteen minutes of Christmas newsletter writing; day two of seven-day holiday power-prep.
‘Twas the night after declaring a Christmas challenge, and all through the house not a creature was clumping … yeah, I was feeling like a louse. Oh wow. Tired, headachy, uninspired. Right after declaring to the cyber-world my great intention of tackling the visions of to-do lists nipping at my head.
So I fell back on the old foolproof, laze-proof method of setting the darned timer for fifteen minutes and starting to move, in this case my fingers over the keyboard in service to the Christmas newsletter that we send out with our cards (traditionally my most procrastinated holiday chore). When the bell rings, stop. Done. Starting really is the hardest part. I now have two solid family news paragraphs and the urge to finish at another time. Priceless.
And now to settle my brain for a long winter nap. To all a good night!
(With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)