Clearly, the structure of a full November of daily blogging reaped more satisfactory results than this laissez-faire thing I’ve been doing—or not doing—in December. YouTube videos and Christmas carol lyrics aside, I now realize that I have only published one “original” blog entry since November 30.
Christmas festivities, such as they were, have come to a close, and I’m looking forward to a relaxing holiday week at home. I need to go to the office on Wednesday, and since I was slammed with a bad cold that kept me out of the office for two days last week, I do have more work to catch up on this week than I’d anticipated. But I plan on doing most of it from my couch or a coffee shop instead of from my usual post, so that’s something.
Other plans for the coming week, in no particular order:
- a trip to the bank to deposit Christmas money
- a trip to the mechanic to diagnose—and hopefully fix—the rattling sound my car has been making lately
- continuing my reread of Little Women (I’m into the Good Wives half now)
- continue my first-time read of Harriet Reisen’s biography, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
- start to read the next book group pick, Rhoda Janzen’s Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
- attend the Pitt v. UConn basketball game (go Pitt!!)
- resist grocery shopping or eating out until I finish the miscellaneous leftovers in my refrigerator
- outline the various blog post ideas that have been floating around in my head over the past few days, and actually compose and post some of them
But right now, I’m going to brew a pot of coffee and enjoy a laid-back Sunday afternoon, content in the assurance that when Monday comes, it’s still a holiday. Cheers!