I have been on an extended hiatus from my usual blogging activities. After my mom passed away last year, I lost the drive to keep up any kind of posting schedule, and then Real Life got in the way. Work has been very busy, and Pokemon Go took up a lot of my time, but with the colder weather blowing in, it’s not as appealing to go out and hunt for virtual monsters right now. I have been reading the entire time, as well as posting my reviews on Goodreads, so if you want to see what I’ve been reading and not posting about, check it out here. I’m hoping to have a regular posting schedule by the beginning of the year, but keep an eye out for occasional reviews until then. We are spending part of the holiday season at Disney World, so things aren’t going to be regular until we get back.Read more
Ugh. I haven’t been around much because my mother passed away last month. I have been in a funk ever since, and haven’t felt like blogging. Everything about it reminds me of my mom. She instilled my love of books at a very young age, and right up until her death, we texted daily about books, or the library, or something she saw on my blog. I am having a very hard time accepting what happened, which is totally irrational because I was there when it did, and I saw how much discomfort she was in at the end.Read more
I have recovered (marginally) from my food coma, so before the feasting begins again, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Dean, the pups, and I have been lounging about the house, not doing much of anything. Dean and I had a nice dinner yesterday to celebrate Christmas Eve, and we headed over to our favorite Indian buffet for lunch today. I am taking the next few days off to unwind, so you won’t see another post until Sunday. I plan on reading, playing Monster Busters (I can’t stop playing!), and cuddling with the puppers. I hope you have an enjoyable day! Did Santa bring you everything you wished for??
Dean and I are spending the day with my parents, and I am so excited to see them! I haven’t seen them in almost a year. First, though, we had a whirlwind tour of Walt Disney World (during a monsoon!). Please excuse the poor picture quality, but this is a shot of the new FROZEN Christmas display at the Contemporary Resort. It’s made of CHOCOLATE! I love the cute character designs and their happy expressions. This is my favorite holiday display this year.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for stopping by to read my posts. I’m also thankful for my family and my friends, and for the happy circumstances that landed Poppy and Bumble into our lives. Every day with them is a joy, watching them interact with their world and each other – I am blessed to have them.
What are you doing today? What are you most looking forward to as you celebrate the day?
It’s a known fact that puppies lower blood pressure, so here is a puppy.
In case you were wondering where the reviews have been the past few days, I have decided to participate in the #Bloggerblackout. What’s that? It’s a time to reconnect with why I blog.
There have been crazy things going on in the blogging sphere over the last few weeks, and if you aren’t aware of them, check out this post at Book Binge. It sums up pretty much how I feel, with handy links if you want to read about what’s going on. I don’t feel like recapping; I’m recapped out.Read more
Now that the weather is finally improving, I have been taking the dogs to the park, either separately or together. Here are some pictures from a recent walk with Poppy. There isn’t much green yet, but there are hints of growing things everywhere. There are also dried up leaves from the fall everywhere, which are really, really fun to crunch along on.Read more
Due to a server migration at my hosting company, there may be site outages tomorrow, March 3. All issues should be resolved by end of day.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!