On the first day of Christmas, it's time for recovery from the last few days.

What will make you feel better and get you back to normal?

I'm going to drink a lot of water, eat a lot of vegetables (along with cookies--let's just be real), get out of the house (a nice long walk in my moon boots in the snow with any kids that will come with me), do a lot of work, and listen to my shake-it-off song, DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat." (Yes, I'm 40.)

My kids aren't off their normal school break schedule as much as I was (they've been reading and playing video games and reading), so I'll just ask them to put on pants and make sure they're getting enough vegetables.

What are you going to do to get back to normal, shake off the frustration and sadness if you need to, and start recovering while staying in a decent mood?

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