Yesterday was the shortest day of the year and I felt every lost sunny minute of it. I had zero energy at work (despite the mounds of sugar we’re being assaulted with thanks to Christmas), and even less at home. I started at this page for a good hour trying to think of something to write about, and finally gave up and went to bed because I figured it was getting late. It was 9:30.
Work was particularly bad because we’re into the Great Checkout, when everyone decides there’s nothing wrong with ending 2015 a week or so early and disappears until January. We have Thursday and Friday off, and most people were sliding that into Wednesday too. And while you think that would mean Monday and Tuesday would be jam-packed, it was more like everyone figured, “No one’s going to be here, so why bother?” I had stuff to do, but not nearly enough to keep my flagging energy percolating along.
I know it’s mostly psychological, the whole solstice thing. The day is still 24 hours long, and while there’s less hours of sunlight, let’s face it, I’m not outside all that much, so it should’t bother me. But there I was, dragging myself home, forcing myself onto a treadmill for half an hour, and slumping in my chair like I’d been awake since Friday.
I think it’s just the sense that the month is winding down, and the year is winding down. The intense anticipation of Star Wars has come and gone (although the excitement is still there), so there’s that sense of relaxation as well. It just feels like things should be taken easy. Which is the plan for the next four days. Two movies tonight, two movies tomorrow, probably some kind of at-home movie marathon on Friday, and then games on Saturday and Sunday.
Which is a roundabout way of saying I’m likely to be scarce over the holiday weekend. But I’m sure you’ve all got better things to do than wait around for my blog posts. I’ll try to pop in on Friday with the usual What I’d Watch, but for the most part, I’n going to laze about enjoying the time off.
I hope you all have a happy holiday that is just as long as you want it to be.