Monday, November 22, 2010

Blogging Around the Holidays

Sounds like it could be a holiday song, doesn't it?


Sorry for the one post a week lately, but I'm afraid that pattern may continue until the holidays are over. Between work, school, mom's taxi service (aka Me), shopping, holiday prep (of which there is a lot), and celebrating (I like that part *grin*) my spare time has dwindled down to a few precious hours a week. I'm not alone, I know, and I'm not complaining. I absolutely love this time of the year! Yes, there is anxiety and exhaustion, wondering if I'll get everything done, but I've learned to surrender and delegate so I can enjoy this time of year. Celebrating with family and friends -- Church services, the school Christmas performance, family gatherings, meeting up with friends, receiving greeting cards -- reminds me of how thankful I am that they are in my life and what they mean to me. Creating wonderful memories is what it's all about.

And so I'm trying to squeeze some writing and reading time in there because I love them both. My focus is on preparing for and celebrating the season right now, but I need some "me" moments so I won't get burned out. They relax me and help me to escape The List. You know the one, right? No matter how many things you cross off it still seems to grow longer? Some days I'm successful and some days I'm not.

I'm continuing to work my way through my reread of Deathly Hallows, I hope to see the movie tomorrow (last weekend was impossible), then this weekend I'll work on my WIP which I"ve missed doing. I hope to blog sooner but if I don't, see you next week!


  1. Enjoy your holidays (and THE MOVIE) and don't feel a moment of guilt over it. Why do we beat ourselves up over little stuff? ENJOY! Go make those memories!

  2. I saw it for the second time. LOVED it. I hope you do, too. As always there were a few things I wish they'd included, but it was great.

    Happy Thanksgiving. We're getting some dreadful weather in the west. Beware should it head your way. :(

  3. We'll miss reading your blog, but don't worry, we'll still be here when you get back! Have fun celebrating!! Happy Holidays!


  4. Exactly Cinette! No self-beating here! I plan to enjoy every moment.

  5. Donna, I saw it with my kids last night and LOVED it. Thanks for the weather warning. I think we're supposed to get it in the form of rain on Friday, so not too bad.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!