It's that time of year blogging some nonsense about my world has become almost non-existent - and I'm missing out on lots of your own updates and lovely photos. I have, of course, many excuses I can offer, but none are very original. And to prove my state of mind right now, I can't even think of anything interesting to entertain and distract you from my boring excuses!
Family life continues at a fast pace. After-school activities and the requisite ferrying around takes up much energy. Homework for all - or should that read "cajoling" sessions?
Finally repainted the last basement room and Daughter Number One moved into her new purple palace - OK -aubergine, if we are being technical.
Have been back to my choral group on Tuesdays - fa la la la la'ing with a new repertoire of pretty toons for our Christmas concert. Supposed to be learning them by heart, but it's all going in one ear and out the other right now.
Life for a couple of friends has thrown some awful curveballs recently and we have tried to help out, cook meals, and generally rally round being upbeat and supportive.
"Back to School" for me on a Wednesday evening - a long, long day and my brain is about to shut down for the season. Grades are respectable however, which is a relief as I am currently feeling like a right old fart in a class of early-twenty somethings!
Work has been so busy busy - many staff changes, swapping of duties, and in a moment of weakness, I agreed to take on presenting the new staff orientations (gawd help 'em - the blind leading the blind).
Hubby has also changed the focus of his job and he is finally a happy chappie who does not have to contemplate working outdoor shifts during this winter - hurray. And he will do regular office hours - this is indeed a miracle!
Halloween and pumpkin-carving has been and gone, and I bought a new Christmas tree last week!
Life is a rush right now. Can you tell my brain is fried?
I need a week off and a spa weekend. Who's in?