Whew! November went like a flash didn't it? I know one should savor every detail of life, but between you and me, I'm glad all that is done. December is probably not going to get any less hectic, but who doesn't love Christmas?
This past week was a whirlwind. So much of a whirlwind that I didn't even get to Andre's once, and that doesn't sit well with me. My husband and I spent Thursday through Saturday in New York City, but before we left, I was running around like my hair was on fire. I had to get my car fixed (after that lovely man backed into me a month or so ago), I did some Xmas shopping, finally cleaned my filthy house, got a hair cut, had an end-of-the-season banquet for my daughter's cross country team (she lettered her Freshman year! Yay!), attended a mandatory dog training class for the animal shelter, spent about five hours on the phone trying to resolve Internet inconsistency, and was taking care of a child who was home sick for most of the week.
Then there was New York! My hubby had an event on Thursday night so I promptly got a one hour massage on my old legs then ordered room service, drank wine and read my book. It was heavenly. The hotel, however, charged $16 a day for Internet, so while I was hoping to get some posts written, it didn't happen. This is a sign people. ANYWAY. On Friday I attended a meeting with my husband at the Plaza (which was jaw-dropping - the hotel, not the meeting)...financial outlooks for the next year, dreary stuff like that. Then, based on a high recommendation from Jill, we went to Eataly for lunch, a gargantuan Italian market that is so overstimulating to the senses I thought my head would explode. And my stomach. From there we walked over 3 miles (yes we had to work off that pasta) to see the Freedom Tower. We hustled back and went to dinner at fancy Greek restaurant called Estiatorio Milos, then went to see "Rock of Ages" on Broadway. Which made me wish I still had my mall hair. This was MY MUSIC!!! So much fun. All these things by themselves would make a great post. I just need to sit down and write them. You see my issue, right?
On Saturday morning, we took a brisk walk through Central Park, had breakfast and headed to the airport. Meanwhile, at home, my butt-kicking daughter ran her first Half Marathon in under two hours. So proud of that girl. My son was spirited off to the final middle school track meet, where he participated in four events despite the fact that he'd been sick all week. The New York contingent landed back home in Orlando, ran home and took showers, then headed to my husband's company Xmas party. By 11:00 last night I think we were all under the same roof again.
Today we have to divide and conquer. My son has his end-of-the-season football party, which my husband is handling, and my daughter and I have to work a four hour dog adoption event at Petco. I'm currently attempting to schedule in when I'm going to put up the Christmas tree...
All kid sports are done until February, and I'm home now until Christmas, so even though 'tis the season to run and around and be busy, I hope I can nail down a routine of fitness again. Not real sure about the reading and blogging. I'm slowly coming to the realization that the blog will need to be turned off for awhile. I can't do it, can't keep up. Maybe I'll just do Sunday updates in January. But I have to get a grip. Blogging is part of my blood at this point, so I'm not sure I could handle stopping forever. And hey, it isn't just blogging that is suffering. I haven't golfed in, like, two months or more. And I've missed all my book club meetings for the last two months. It is just the way my life is right now.
I did manage to finish "The Light Between Oceans" this week, and while it started out slow for me, I ended up really enjoying it. I'm now reading a memoir/true crime novel called "Blood Beneath My Feet" about a Southern Death Investigator. My audios are my lifeline. I finished the latest Linda Castillo installment "Gone Missing" and am now listening to "Agent 6" by Tom Robb Smith.
Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday. Definitely let me know if any of you are up to something fun, or if you are reading anything good!