A fine morning to you all! I come to you from a subterranean pit of despair and self-realization. Once upon a time, I was an organized soul. I am not anymore. I miss teacher appreciation days. I forget early pick-up days. And I might just blow my Xmas cards if I'm not careful. I've always mailed my Xmas cards on the day after Thanksgiving. As of right this minute, I have nothing...not a picture (kids won't pose dammit), not a letter, not a mailing list. Only the next week will tell if I will be able to get my act together.
I also have only one week of posts pre-scheduled. After that? Who knows. I have my little encouragement elves that tell me I could post about the Thanksgiving meal I'm not going to cook. Or the books I WANT to read but never will. The biggest issue I have is not things to post about, but the time to DO them.
This week was all about playing catch-up with the havoc wreaked from last week in Boston. I also had a monthly Home and School meeting that went late, a fundraiser golf tournament, a dirty house, and a Cross Country meet in Tallahassee. (Tallahassee is four hours away from me, by the way.) Not much was accomplished for the entire week. I'm sorry, I do love you my blogger friends. But there wasn't a day that left me in peace where I could hang out with you.
As far as reading, let me tell you what I accomplished. I did finish the very short and hilarious graphic novel "Drinking at the Movies". If you aren't afraid of a few vulgar words, this book is a winner and I totally enjoyed it. I am now reading "The Light Between Oceans" for my book club and while I am enjoying it, I haven't made much progress (hard to read while you are driving.) On audio I did finish "The Forgotten Garden" which will NO DOUBT be one of my favorite books of the year. After that, with an 8 hour round trip facing me, I listened to "Atlantic" by Simon Winchester, an audio that has been on my iPod forever. Probably not the best book for a road trip but I finished it, then started the latest in the Linda Castillo series "Gone Missing".
It is my intent, with one child on Thanksgiving break this entire week (and the other off for three days), to get caught up on my posting. And coming by to see what you all are up to. I'm not sure if I told you, but I decided TO HELL with cooking a Thanksgiving feast in 2012. My daughter is vegetarian and my son will ONLY eat meat. We are using a free two night stay to the Marriott World near Disney and hanging out on Thanksgiving at this resort, and will eat whatever they feed us on turkey day. Relaxing and family bonding, after three or four crazy months, is on the agenda.
It will be another week or two before I figure out whether I will be going black in December. Might not be a bad idea! Hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving holiday!!