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My Apologies!

My apologies for ignoring my blog so much recently.  With the holidays quickly (much faster than I can even comprehend) approaching, I find myself being torn in 10 different directions with only a moment to catch a breath.

In the past week or so, I have had 3 different doctors appointments, been shopping 3 different times, had remote start put into the car, and have run about 100 errands!  In my free time, I’ve been trying to focus on reading a lot as I have been feeling deprived of my favorite getaway time.  I had put six or seven books on hold over the past two weeks and three of them came in after I checked out four other books, so I’ve got a lot to get through by Christmas time.  On one of my friend’s blogs, she has detailed her books on Goodreads.  I’m not familiar with this app/site, but with my love of reading it sounds like something I would enjoy updating.

As much as I wish I had all next week to continue reading, I know that it will be even busier than this past week has been!  My mom and I always do marathon baking for Christmas (more my mom than me) and then we give goodie bags as gifts.  We always bake multiple batches of all the following: Chex Mix, buckeyes (chocolate covered peanut butter balls..much better than Reeses!), fudge, sour cream cookies with frosting, kringla, and peanut brittle.  Some years we add in peppermint bark as well or substitute the peanut brittle for peppermint bark.  Basically, next week we will be doing nothing but baking!!

I must say I love spending those days with my mom.  I look forward to baking time every year as we get together and laugh about Christmas memories.  We typically eat a good fraction of whatever we have baked, and we thoroughly enjoy each other’s company.  I am extremely blessed to have her so close by me and to have the opportunity to enjoy this Christmas tradition with her.

So, as the next week and a half fly by us, I apologize to my readers if I post very very few blogs or comments.  After Christmas, everything will be settling down and I will get back to my normal blogging habits!

I wish you all a safe, productive, and merry next two weeks!!

A Writing Rut

Despite the fact that dear hubby and I had a wonderful weekend, I am in a bit of a writing rut. I feel desire to write, but everything that seems to come out is incoherent trash. Therefore this is going to a very brief update.

My lungs have been a bit junky over the past week, but it seems like they are getting better on their own. Last week I did have some blood in my sputum, but I think it came from my sinuses/throat. I did, however, back off of hyper-sal and Cayston for a day or two to let whatever was open heal. Hopefully everything stays healed and no more blood presents itself.

Other than that, I’m just getting ready for Thanksgiving (a week and a half away!!!) and Christmas. I’m ready to decorate the house, and I think I may start hauling boxes downstairs as early as tomorrow. Decorating usually takes me a full week for Christmas. I can’t wait to share pictures of the house and how cute it looks when I’m done this year. Each year, we add to our Christmas decorations…I wonder what our new addition will be this year??

To get me into the Christmas mood, I’ve been blaring Christmas music (yes, I’m one of those people). I have been listening to it since November 1..possibly a bit earlier? Our one radio station here changed over to 24/7 Christmas music Wednesday of last week which has just caused me to get even MORE excited. I’m sorry to those who hate Christmas music and early Christmas decorating. I know I’m a bit eccentric, but I love it :)

As we head into another full week, I am grateful for family dinners. My parents had us over last Friday and it was such a nice time. We had pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and garlic bread. Both David’s family and mine really enjoy family dinners together. We are very blessed to live so close to our families and to be able to share a nice meal with them on a regular basis.

What are YOU grateful for today?