I am not sure why I haven't been blogging as much as usual. I really like blogging - both writing the entries and reading the posts of others. But for some reason I have had a very difficult time staying focused on anything these last couple of weeks. I must have started a dozen books, but did not finish a single one. It had nothing to do with the author, and everything to do with me. Nothing seems to hold my interest, and that is so unlike me. Perhaps I have reached a burn-out point with teaching and grading, and hopefully this long respite will not only rejuvenate me for the classroom, but will also jump-start my desire to read a blog again. Please don't write me off --- just yet.
On a positive note....I am about 95% done with my Christmas shopping. Finances are tight, so this Christmas will not be a lavish one, but hopefully it will be a fun one. I am also hoping that this will free up some time in December when I can rekindle that love of reading and blogging once again. I haven't wrapped a single gift, but the shopping is a huge weight that has been lifted off my shoulders. We have already put up the tree, and I hope to complete decorating the house this weekend. My culinary arts daughter will do most of the Christmas baking, so there should be plenty of time to curl up by the fire and get lost in a few good books.
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and have had a chance to enjoy some great eats, exciting football, and festive shopping.