Thursday, December 18, 2008

Returning from the abyss

Good grief! I feel like I fell off the face of the earth both in my personal life and as a blogger! Apparently the whole house selling, single mom during the week, hubby/wife communication issues (fun stuff over the phone), and what to rent or buy at the next place combined with typical December weather and holiday blahs to set me up for some serious blues/apathy whackiness! I want to give big hugs and thanks to Ang and Julie for checking on me (more like harassment by Julie).

The lack of blogging was an extension of my lack of reading books, reading posts (have over 1200 in my Reader), responding to comments here, participating in rl groups and internet groups, etc. I am hopeful we are on the upswing, but not yet clear on that.

No, the house hasn't sold. No we haven't rented or purchased anything there. Communication with hubby is improving. The craziness of the holiday school and other stuff is almost over and then I can just enjoy the family and friends.

Okay, enough about me and my whackiness! It's time to talk books!

First - I need to announce the winners of my 200th Post Celebration giveaway. Look for that announcement and some fun holiday traditions tomorrow.

Second - The only book I've actually finished since before Thanksgiving is Anita Shreve's Testimony. I can't say I enjoyed it but it was a good book, if that makes sense. Look for a review on it over the weekend. I wonder if my thoughts would be different if I read it in a different time of my life.

Third (why am I counting?) - I am reading The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker. It's a new book coming out in January and I am enjoying it.

Finally - I participated in a blogger secret santa. I received my gift and want to give a shout out to Joanne for a great one. I will be chatting about what she sent in another post. I am sure my blogger is wondering if she'll ever receive something but I promise it's going out today! Not that she knows who I am but she will eventually!

Hope you are having a good December! I look forward to catching up with everyone!


Jo-Jo said...

I'm so glad you received your package! Hope you enjoyed everything. I am learning what it is like to be a single parent as my husband just had to take a job about a month ago and he is gone all week. It's a bummer...but we do what we have to do.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're alive and kicking and that things are getting better for you.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I'm so glad you're back! Missed your posts, but totally understand how real life comes first.

And I feel your pain on the house/move stuff. We did it back in May (with a newborn) and it's not a good memory.

Julie said...

Ok, not 'harassment', just missed your posts! (Or maybe a little harassment.)

Ang said...

THERE you are! I was getting worried. I'm glad to hear things are ok. Holidays are stressful enough on their own.. I can't imagine trying to sell the house and marital stress/living apart in the middle of all of it. Ai yi yi. Take care ((hugs))

Red lady-Bonnie said...

I've missed your posts and hope that things are settling down a bit for you.