So I've been attempting and failing to get a new blog post out for DAYS now, and I'm finally waving the white flag. Between The Boy Child getting taken down by the stomach flu, The Girl Child getting hit in the face at daycare and needing stitches, a bunch of year end work that needed to be done for the nonprofit, multiple deadlines I've been trying to meet as my (writing) employers close out their year end publishing schedules, and a litany of other ridiculous yet time consuming events that have taken place over the last week, I fold.
Do you hear that universe? I fold, you win! I will never see my sofa again because you win!
OK, that might be a bit dramatic, but it doesn't change the fact that I haven't had time to write a new blog post and that sucks! I was really looking forward to a few Christmas ideas that I had rolling around in my head. But alas, such is life, so if there is anything that I may leave you with this Christmas it's to remind you to please enjoy your holidays. Whatever the rush, whatever the stress, make sure that the memories you want to have are the memories that you took the time to make — even if that means setting aside the things that seem most important right now, for the things we know will be most important in the long run.
As for me, our tree is up and my computer is shutting down because despite the fact that I've felt bothered all week not to write a proper post, I know that when I look back at my life, it's my children's faces that I want to see, and if I want to remember them smiling, I need to spend a little more time looking at them!
So what I will leave you with is a refresher of what we talked about last year:
"The Tradition That Killed The Reindeer" (When traditions kill your holiday)
"My Christmas Tree Might Actually Fall Over" (Letting go of your expectations)
I also loved the edible art project!
"Do You Want To Build (And Eat) A Snowman?"
And because I know that some of you will still be looking for more, feel free to catch up on everything that I've written over the last month outside of this blog, with the giant list that I have compiled below.
Merry Christmas to all of you!
"Christmas On A Welfare Budget"
"I Am A Welfare Mom And It's A Nightmare Come True"
"8 BRUTAL Truths That Domestic Violence Victims Wish You Knew"
"Why I Refuse To Take My Kids To The Doctor When They Are Sick"
"5 Anti-Rape Devices You WON'T Believe Actually Exist!"
"Today You Needed To Know That I Love You"
"My Husband Left Our Children"
"I May Have To Feed My Kids At The Soup Kitchen, But I Don't Regret A Thing"
"Single Motherhood Has Turned Me Into A Total Freaking BITCH"
"Mildred The Pug Is Running For President And Giving Senior Dogs The Home They Deserve"
"PAWSitive Therapy Troupe Presents The Canine Nutcracker Ballet!"
"Taking It To The Streets Nonprofit Helps Homeless AND Their Pets!"
"Doggie Protective Services Will Take In The Dogs That No One Else Will"
"Magic Bullet Fund Can Help Pay For Your Dogs Cancer Treatments"
"11 Small Animals Who Are Too Cute For Halloween"
"10 Critters Who Should Be Thankful That Their Families Are Willing To Keep Them!"
"9 Critters Who Probably Didn't Make It Onto Santa's Good List"