Whew! I made it!
For a while there, I wasn’t sure I was going to. December just completely exploded on me and if I’d had the time to read my last post amidst all the craziness, I could have seen it coming.
It all started when I got back from two weeks of travel on November 30th. With no time to catch up I was hurled kicking and screaming into this month. Now, usually, it takes about a week to recover from serious travel, especially with time zone switching, three kids, a gajillion loads of laundry and just general upheaval. But in my case, I had no such luxury. Immediately, I was launched into the holiday season amidst mountains of work, writing and personal obligations. We’re talking baking dozens of cookies for teachers and friends, hosting multiple holiday gatherings, attending multiple holiday gatherings, sending out holiday cards, and of course, working and writing up the wazoo. I turned in both book proposals and even created my own chocolate crinkle cookie recipe.
So I’m going to pause to catch my breath before my crazy January begins, and count my blessings for 2011. I’m most thankful for my happy, healthy family. Everything else is gravy, right?
Happy New Year. May your 2012 be filled with joy, peace and love.