I am telling myself that it's not what you get done in a day or a week that counts, but what you accomplish over a week or a month.
Also: that you don't typically hit the ground running the week after the Christmas break.
The fact remains that I have done no writing, and won't this week either. And I am on the brink of being out of bookshelf space to accommodate all my new interests (or at least, the ones that require written content to pursue.) I can tell because it's difficult now to get my elbows onto my desk, it's so crowded with homeless books.
Which leads me to this:
Have you ever noticed how the top of a tree looks a lot like its root system?
(I wonder whether this is embroiderable.)