Back to the grind…

Traditions… they were everywhere last month, but the toughest tradition for me to absorb is that December flies by in a blink of an eye. I can not begin to tell you how grateful I am for the guest posters I featured in December. I was pretty overwhelmed with sick kids, holiday bullshit and my lame attempt to keep up with the usual array of chores to even consider writing anything but the occasional ventage-fueled post. I thought that maybe, just maybe, the 3 weeks of guest posts would allow me some time to stock-pile a few posts for January, but that didn’t even come close to happening. In fact, the few posts I did write in December were written mere hours (if not seconds) before being published. I don’t expect a gold star for the preparation I put into lining up the holiday guest posts… I’m just grateful I knew my crazy-holiday-anxiety-ridden-self well enough to plan ahead. I believe I will do this again in December 2011. So if you missed out on sharing a holiday story — or if you have one from this past season you are dying to share while it’s fresh, please feel free to email me with it now and I’ll get it locked & loaded!

Have you noticed that I’m one of those really annoying planner-people?! I’m a procrastinator too though, so I get anxious when plans aren’t made and then I scramble to MAKE plans (the hubs & I made NYE dinner reservations ON NYE. Hello?!) The need to plan is to my detriment on the occasion when plans have fallen through though. Really sucks when shit goes wrong, which it will. No one’s plans are ever without flaws (big & little). Thankfully, I’ve gotten better at going with the flow. Just enjoying & taking in the moment. Or… nursing a beer or bourbon to help ease the pain of my carefully laid plans going to shit.

I usually spend the time my child has off from school wishing she were back in school, but we were so damn busy the week leading up to Christmas up until… today… that we didn’t get much of a chance to actually be annoyed with each other. Ok, so most of this past weekend I spent watching football and setting my kids up with their new toys (can we give a collective three cheers for new toys that entertain the children for longer periods of time?! Hooray!!) & countless art projects, but still.

Hope you have a week free of stress and feeling positive about getting back into the swing of things.

I suppose I should face reality & start taking down the Christmas decorations… *sigh*

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