Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Post-Christmas odds & ends

  • I'm back! (Did you notice I was gone?) I was visiting my parents over Christmas, & computer time was hard to come by -- at least the kind where I could sit & think & read & write in long, uninterrupted stretches of time.
  • Sometimes, I think that's a good thing -- to have a bit of a break. ;)
  • I had a nice visit with my family, spoiled two adorable little girls, played lots of cards and ate way too much great food (and actually came home one pound lighter than when I left...!). 
  • I had a few wistful moments, seeing the little girls in their holiday finery and (especially) seeing dh having a blast with them. All the "what ifs" and "if onlys." Only a few moments, but yes, they still happen.
  • (ETA:)  I was tickled that among the Christmas photo cards I received this year, there were several from my childless/free friends, of themselves and their husbands. They are proudly displayed on my fridge, alongside the usual ones of my friends & cousins and their kids. :)  
  • I finished one book & got most of the way through another. Reviews to come.
  • Also coming up shortly: 2015 Year in Review post. :)  
  • I hope the holidays have been kind to you (and maybe even a little fun :) ).


  1. It sounds like you had a great time! I agree that sometimes it is a good thing to unplug for a bit.

    I love the visual of your fridge filled with holiday cards with all types of families!

  2. Happy almost-new-year! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday ... here's wishing you a 2016 full of life's best gifts. Including yoga class. ;) (I love that Campbell quote, too, incidentally. And so often have to remind myself that the detour IS the living.) And I love getting photo cards without just kids on them ... I want pictures of the people I love! Funny ... I'm about to write about that in another post. :)

  3. Welcome back! And it sounds like it was a wonderful Christmas.

    It warms my heart to hear about the collection of Christmas cards you have. Absolutely wonderful to hear they are celebrating their lives as a family of 2.

  4. I like the idea of being on your fridge!

  5. Love to get that time away from the computer! I envy your book reading discipline. Ah, that's a good resolution for the new year: read more books! Wishing you a happy 2016, Loribeth!

  6. It looks like a very happy Christmas. :) Belated Merry Christmas!

  7. Your 5th point, I get. Sometimes I get wistful about my paths not taken.

    Nice to have you back :-)

  8. I noticed you were gone! :)

    It sounds like you had a good holiday. I look forward to your 2015 year in review post- I love year end posts! Happy New Year!