Yesterday, Friday, was my first day off school for the holidays, and I eagerly went to muzzleload hunt for deer in Bedford County. Arriving around 10:00 A.M, I went with the landowner as he showed me the best places to hunt on his property as this was the first time I had been there to pursue whitetails.
After taking a stand, I proceeded to fall asleep three different times in the first two hours I was there, which made me realize how exhausted I was from teaching school, writing, and going hunting every chance I had for the past three-plus months. So at 2:30, I decided to go home and by 6:30, I had gone to bed.
Today, Saturday and Christmas Eve, I spent part of the day cleaning the chicken coop, putting wood in the garage for the winter, and cutting up a downed ash tree. But mostly I just rested. Sometimes that is what I need to do instead of pushing myself all the time.
Tomorrow, Elaine's and my son and daughter and her husband will gather for Christmas brunch and presents. And per Sarah's wishes, I will have a fire going in the stove.