Post holiday inertia

Good morning. I am in the grips of post-holiday inertia.

There were gifts. There was food. There were parties. There was a gig. Many pictures were taken. They are sitting in a folder on our computer, and I cast morose looks at them when I pass by. There they are, the little buggers. Wanting my attention. Wanting some Photoshop. Why can’t they grow up, become independent, and Photoshop themselves?!?!? Is that too much to ask???

So needy, I’m telling you.

And now . . . it’s January. I don’t seem to have anything to say.

Hello in there? Hello? *knocking on skull*

Hmmmm, I’m hearing a strange echoing sound. It looks like I may have forgotten my brain somewhere.

It’s probably sitting in some fridge somewhere in Indiana next to a half-eaten plate of ham. If you come across it, please send it to me by UPS–though send it to my work address since boxes tend to get stolen from our apartment.

At some point I will have to assemble some kind of thoughts into some kind of something.

A batch of cookies might help get things rolling.

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20 Responses to Post holiday inertia

  1. Circe says:

    The week after Christmas is always the worst. I feel like I should be sleeping, and every year I kick myself for not taking this week off. Oh well, it’s only temporary. I think a batch of cookies will help a lot.

  2. Wendi says:

    Jenna, perhaps your brain went on vacation with mine to ease its way into the new year? Or perhaps it’s just waiting for you to make some cookies.

  3. Sarah says:

    i’m with you… and really bummed that i have to start school again next week. boo!

  4. With photos like that, who needs words? You are brilliant!

  5. claire says:

    i havent been able to blog! i cant get motivated!! Gorgeous photos!

  6. Nikki says:

    A batch of cookies sounds like a fantastic idea. I’m having a hard time getting motivated also. I made myself turn off the computer, cell phone, tv, etc to focus on getting the Christmas tree & decorations put away. It was horrible. Lol.

  7. skippymom says:

    Definitely a malaise in the new year when in comes to blogging, I agree. I suppose if I drank the champagne we were supposed to have on NYE [but I fell asleep :D] I could kickstart a half-coherent post.

    Tho’ cookies are not a bad idea either – goodness knows I still have a bunch of those lying around.

    Your pictures are gorgeous. I would just keep posting awesome pictures.

  8. Yes, cookies! That’s what I need too.

  9. Your photos are outstanding! Wish you could come over and help me out with my photography!

  10. Good grief, Jenna, I am so there. And I’m really glad I’m not the only one who’s been dreading processing photos…ugh. I just want to simultaneously eat cinnamon rolls and vegetables for the rest of my life. It’s a really confusing existence.

    When, oh, when shall we be normal humans again?

  11. Holy cow—me too! The inertia is just overpowering…I think I stared at my (closed) laptop for at least 30 minutes before I opened it today…and then I had this force just working against me that wouldn’t let me enter my work email.

    I tried extra coffee, and that just made me jittery and less focused!

    I guess we’ll have to just ease back very slowly…hopefully our brains will get the picture and follow suit :)

    Love your writing style and can’t wait to read more!


    • Jenna says:

      Thanks Lisa! The funny thing is, I think my extra coffee today had the same effect. I’ve been way more jittery than usual. Jittery + inertia = no good!!

  12. Jenna, I feel the same way. I just cant get the motor started on anything. I’m stalled out until spring. No! Yikes! What an awful thought. I think a few more days of being stunned by my nothingness will do it. Blessings to you…

  13. Weighting For 50 says:

    The end of the holiday season is hard isn’t it??? I’ve been a bit brainless too….thought it was just me but I see your post and some comments confirm…’s everywhere!! Have a good one! Cookies? Good idea!!! :)

  14. Kay Heritage says:

    Wish I can share some of Brownie Cookies my daughter and I made today with you, Jenna! Yep, I gotta roll my 10-lb heavier body out of my bed tomorrow morning and go to church to cook for the first time in 17 days. :0|

  15. vesselina says:

    Awe, must do something to cheer you up. So, I adore this song and I think it may do the trick. I would love to sing it with you one day soon. I love you sweetie.

  16. Maryann says:

    Ugh the post-holiday blues! As some others said, your photos are amazing! No photoshop necessary.

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