My last blog was almost two weeks ago. Since then Earl and I have visited family in Denver to celebrate Thanksgiving, finished most of our gift shopping, decorated our tree, and gotten ready for Christmas guests.
Sure there were things to write about; and surely I could have found the time. But this is the first Christmas I can remember that I haven’t worked. That is, I haven’t worked for a paycheck. I’ve kept myself busy all right, but I haven’t had to clock in and make time for a job.
My two sons and their better halves are all coming to spend the holidays for the first time in several years. I want to revel in their being with us, and I want to be ready for the revelry. So I’ve decided not to blog, not to write for contests, and not to take on other volunteer projects. Instead I’m going to move through December making Christmas cookies for the first time in twenty years, checking that the ornaments my children made in grade school are front and center on the tree, taking naps if I feel like it, and generally treating myself to a wonderful month.
I’ll resume blogging and writing and searching for agents and building my “platform” on January 1, 2015. I owe it to myself.