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After Christmas Condiments

She woke, yawned, stretched and rolled over. He was at the dresser fully clothed and ready to go to work. She blinked her eyes and tried to focus on the clock. Nine a.m.!

She scrambled from the bed demanding to know why he’d let her sleep so late. He said she was sleeping so soundly that he thought she must need the rest.

“I went to bed at a reasonable hour last night! I should have been up long before this.” She struggled into her robe and headed for the kitchen. If he was going to work on a day the campus was closed for holiday, she needed to make him a lunch.

He said, “Yes, but we were up very late Christmas Eve.”

She paused at the bedroom door and said, “But we slept in Christmas morning and it should have taken care of that.” Then She hurried to the kitchen.

He called after her, “I guess it was the tomato paste.”

At the kitchen door she stopped, backed up, and turned to face the bedroom. “Tomato paste?” She queried. “What would tomato paste have to do with my sleeping late?”

He grinned at her and said, “You know. Ketchup.”


  1. I have to ketchup too from Christmas, lol ! I came back yesterday full like a stuffed turkey !
    my son is a hobby cook and we were his victims !
    .-= Gattina´s last blog .. =-.

  2. I’m glad you’re getting your rest! If I got up at 9am, it would only be because the house is on fire. Hopefully sometime soon the doctor will cut back my Rx; I’m always asleep.

    Amoeba’s still working? I don’t know why I’d assumed that he’d be finished when the University closed for Christmas, but I know you two must have a lot to do getting ready for the move. Good luck with it all!
    .-= Susan at Stony River´s last blog ..Christmas, Past. =-.

  3. Psh! I’m always playin’ ketchup on something! And I think TODAY it was sleep! I overslept and got to church just in time to NOT have Sunday School today, almost fell asleep during service, even though pastor was as interesting as ever – my eyes would just NOT stay open… and so I came home and went back to bed and slept 3 more hours! And I’m STILL tired! I think I might have to ketchup tomorrow too!

    ( i definitely had this one before you! )
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..Christmas Day… =-.

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