Okay, so the last couple weeks went by in a whirling dervish of catastrophe, blessing, and the stress known as “I need to bake nine more types of cookies in five days”. I must proudly proclaim I met my goals. Twelve different types of cookies were made, several containers gifted and dispensed (still more will be heading out the door this weekend – thank you, blizzard). Of course the holidays is not complete, apparently, without the frustration of trying to get a toddler to sleep after being up way too late from opening an orgy of toys. Needless to say I’ve been a bit out of sorts and depleted.
Now, a few ramblings before I endeavor to truly do a year end wrap up on Friday (never done one before and, frankly, it scares the &$!# out of me – consider that expletive like a kind of madlib).
A more recent epiphany that is not blogging related: I decided to not post pics of my kid on facebook anymore. Granted, they were all kept private and limited to a few people, but I decided in order for him to have the choice I prize so greatly I needed to make room for his future choices. Just me trying to apply my philosophy as thoroughly as possible.
Blogging: It gives me sanity. Sure, I whine and kvetch to my spouse every now and again (read: a bit more than that), but I realized that writing is not something I merely do because I want to, but because emotionally I need the space and time to create. Those words are vital to my well being.
Reading: I need new glasses. My old ones are too strong. For realz. Before anyone starts saying “I wish I had that problem”, let me just say my uncorrected vision is 20/200. “Better” means “I’m still blind as a bat without my glasses”.
Holidays: I need to learn a craft that allows me to gift something that won’t make people gain weight. I mean, just LOOK at some of the cookies I made this year!
I also made Grasshopper Squares (and a few others of course), but failed to take any pics of my own. Go ahead and click on the link, but don’t blame me for the drool.
My Child: He’s awesome. What did he do when given Boris Tyrannosaurus? This:
They do NOT do that on Dinosaur Train.
I’m off to work on that blog post (EEK!) and look forward to stalking you again. Have a great day, folks!