Sunday, December 09, 2007

Holiday Stress and other random non-sense

Who is the lamest blogger on the web? That would be me. Sometimes "real life" takes over, and I just don't make time to keep my 3 faithful readers updated!

So, I've decided that the holidays are just too much work. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas. But I long for the days when I just counted down the days, and all I had to worry about was if I was going to get the one present I really wanted. Now, there are cards to send, gifts to buy, menus to plan... not to mention wrapping, mailing, baking, etc. It's just too much when you combine it with keeping the house in shape to sell (still no word there, btw), dealing with Marti's new work schedule, and just being a FT working-mom.


There. Just needed to get that out. I love everything that I've got going on, but it seems to be a little overwhelming right now. Because of that, my mojo has taken a looooooooooong vacation. I haven't been able to scrap in a while. I keep trying, but nothing is working for me. I hate that because I WANT to scrap. It's like I've just forgotten how right now.

So since I can't scrap, I'm in book mode. I am collecting books to read faster than I can actually read them, and I love it! I'm currently reading Danielle Steel's newest one - Amazing Grace. It's a good story. Not her best work, but not her worst either. Next on my list are a stack of books by Jodi Picoult and Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (I think?). Two friends have RAVED about this book, so I've decided I need to see what the hype is about.

I'm also HOOKED on a new-to-me TV show called Mad Men. It's on AMC, and I *love* it. It's a drama set in 1960 focusing on a group of advertising execs. Seriously one of the best shows I've watched in a long time. I even bought the first season from itunes just so I could get caught up!

Speaking of that... have I mentioned how much I love my new iPod Classic? It's a little piece of Heaven. *sigh* Songs, movies, games... it has it all. I"m truly in love.

One last thing. Lynne & I went out to the movies yesterday for her 50th birthday. Being the good friend that I am, I let her choose. I wanted to see August Rush or Enchanted (though I'll probably take Kendra to that next weekend), but we ended up going a totally different direction. We saw Dan In Real Life which had not been my first choice. As much as I like Steve Carrell, I just didn't think it sounded good. I was sooooooo wrong. It was FABULOUS. It was funny, romantic, sad, and just beautiful. Plus, we were the only ones in the theater, so we talked out loud and laughed through the whole thing. It just doesn't get better than that! Seriously, if you're looking for a good romantic chick-flick, this is it!

OK, that's enough I suppose. Maybe I'll find to catch up again before another month passes, huh?


Cheryl said...

I have been a lame blogger too Libby.

We put so much pressure on ourselves around this time of year, don't we. I'm glad you got a chance to spend time with a friend and chill this weekend! :)

Di said...

Don't over-do it, Loubert.
And oh man.... I hear ya on the blogging thing. I haven't blogged in eons. Sigh.
Turn on some Christmas carols and think of me when you're sampling that cookie dough!