I would have liked to publish this post sooner, but I am still adjusting to a new commuter routine and am doing my best to fit things into an already full schedule. I wish there were just a few extra hours in the day to play with to get all of my reading, writing, and work done, but once the sun sets, body and mind tend to shut down. My failed attempt to win the Powerball means that my dreams of sailing off into the sunset will not come to fruition any time soon, so I hope you don’t mind that I’ve had a few sponsored posts around these here parts lately. They are helping to pay off some of the extra bills this time of year, but I promise to do all I can to keep them to a minimum. It’s important for me to stay in the loop with all that you are doing and I feel as though I have failed in that regard lately.
Thanksgiving was hectic this year with three stops in two states and too many calories to count. I have no idea what possessed me to wear skinny jeans on a day reserved to pigging my brains out, but at the end of the last and final stop, I could barely muster the energy to put my coat on. Sadly, I haven’t stopped eating since. I may have made a pit stop in CVS last night so I could pick up Butterfinger chocolate in the shape of Santa. #TimeOfTheMonth
Despite the fact that there were some missing family members I would have liked to see, all in all everyone was on (mostly) good behavior. Has anyone ever seen the movie “Home for the Holidays?” I can’t help but think of it around Thanksgiving when the stress of the season starts to set in. I think it may be my favorite holiday movie, and I’m always reminded of my family when I see Ann Bancroft in her bathrobe yelling, “Into the house. Everyone. Before we’re in the evening news.” Go. Rent it this weekend!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you celebrated with the ones you loved. How was yours this year? Also, please forgive me for being such a terrible blog friend. I will make some rounds this weekend.
Finally, this past week I finished reading Enchanted by Starlight, a phenomenal work of fiction by Tina of Girl With a New Life. If you’re looking for something to add to your winter reading list, do yourselves a favor and pick this one up now. Many twists and turns and beautiful character development throughout. My hats off to Tina for publishing her first novel and I look forward to reading her next. Full review to come soon!