Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Salon: Catch-up

 A fine morning to you all!  I come to you from a subterranean pit of despair and self-realization.  Once upon a time, I was an organized soul.  I am not anymore.  I miss teacher appreciation days.  I forget early pick-up days.  And I might just blow my Xmas cards if I'm not careful.  I've always mailed my Xmas cards on the day after Thanksgiving.  As of right this minute, I have nothing...not a picture (kids won't pose dammit), not a letter, not a mailing list.  Only the next week will tell if I will be able to get my act together.  

I also have only one week of posts pre-scheduled.  After that?  Who knows.  I have my little encouragement elves that tell me I could post about the Thanksgiving meal I'm not going to cook.  Or the books I WANT to read but never will.  The biggest issue I have is not things to post about, but the time to DO them.  

This week was all about playing catch-up with the havoc wreaked from last week in Boston.  I also had a monthly Home and School meeting that went late, a fundraiser golf tournament, a dirty house, and a Cross Country meet in Tallahassee.  (Tallahassee is four hours away from me, by the way.)  Not much was accomplished for the entire week.  I'm sorry, I do love you my blogger friends.  But there wasn't a day that left me in peace where I could hang out with you.  

As far as reading, let me tell you what I accomplished.  I did finish the very short and hilarious graphic novel "Drinking at the Movies".  If you aren't afraid of a few vulgar words, this book is a winner and I totally enjoyed it.  I am now reading "The Light Between Oceans" for my book club and while I am enjoying it, I haven't made much progress (hard to read while you are driving.)  On audio I did finish "The Forgotten Garden" which will NO DOUBT be one of my favorite books of the year.  After that, with an 8 hour round trip facing me, I listened to "Atlantic" by Simon Winchester, an audio that has been on my iPod forever.  Probably not the best book for a road trip but I finished it, then started the latest in the Linda Castillo series "Gone Missing".  

It is my intent, with one child on Thanksgiving break this entire week (and the other off for three days), to get caught up on my posting.   And coming by to see what you all are up to.  I'm not sure if I told you, but I decided TO HELL with cooking a Thanksgiving feast in 2012.  My daughter is vegetarian and my son will ONLY eat meat.  We are using a free two night stay to the Marriott World near Disney and hanging out on Thanksgiving at this resort, and will eat whatever they feed us on turkey day.  Relaxing and family bonding, after three or four crazy months, is on the agenda.

It will be another week or two before I figure out whether I will be going black in December.  Might not be a bad idea!  Hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving holiday!! 

  

17 comments:

Beth F said...

Good plan on the Thanksgiving holiday. It seems like you need a break.

Ana @ things mean a lot said...

"I also have only one week of posts pre-scheduled. After that? Who knows." Ha! How I miss the days when I'd have even one week of posts pre-scheduled. What was that you were saying about being disorganized? ;)

Jenny said...

For a few years when I was younger we had Thanksgiving dinner at a local hotel that had a big banquet. It is definitely a great option!! I really liked The Light Between Oceans!

Elisabeth said...

Sounds like you are being too hard on yourself! You are doing so much, it is okay to let somethings go. The break at the Marriott is a great idea!

Heather @ Book Addiction said...

I TOTALLY get it about Thanksgiving! My mother in law always cooks a huge meal (and we help) but this year we convinced her to let us take her and my sis in law out to dinner, after everything they've been through it makes absolutely NO SENSE to spend an entire day slaving away in the kitchen. So out to eat we go. :) Enjoy time spent with your family, you guys all need the break!

bermudaonion said...

I am so with you right now. I have no clue what we're doing for Thanksgiving, let alone Christmas. I feel like I run from one fire to another and don't get much of anything accomplished. I've been saying, "Thanks heavens for audiobooks" a lot here lately.

JoAnn said...

Your Thanksgiving plans sound heavenly to me - have a great week!

Anita said...

My college girls are going to TX to be with my side of the extended family. I made reservations for Thanksgiving. I have no guilt.
Enjoy the hotel.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I think the Disney Thanksgiving sounds like a perfect plan to soothe your soul!
Gulp, are we supposed to have posts pre-scheduled ;) Nothing wrong with winging it, Sandy; let yourself off the hook :)

Alyce said...

Your holiday plans sound wonderful! I hope that you feel relaxed and energized by your time away.

Jenners said...

I think you need to hire a personal assistant!

Julie P. said...

I can soooooo relate to this entire post! We need to vent to each other! I need to get my hands on a copy of FORGOTTEN GARDEN if you think it's that good!

Tasha B. said...

Kinda jealous! I love having dinner with the family, but we spent Christmas at Disney World once and it was great.

Darlene said...

Your holiday plan sounds perfect. It'll be good to get away and not have all of the stress of meal planning and such.

As for blogging I think I am in a major slump. I just can't seem to get back to it like before. Maybe it's burn out or something. I hope the urge to post every day returns but it hasn't yet.

Carrie K. said...

Your posts always make me tired! Glad you're going to get some down time for the holiday. And you can't go black in December - that's when you do your "best of" posts.

Jackie Bailey said...

Welcome to my world! As of today I have one post written and scheduled - and that is one more than normal. I was always envious of the way you were so organised. I hope you manage to catch up and have a nice rest over Thanksgiving.

caite said...

He Sil, Bro, Niece and Nieces Boyfriend are off to Washington DC for Thanksgiving. I will take some pics and
Let the hotel cook dinner!