And just like that, we enter the last month of the year. I swear 2021 crawled until October. Since then, however, time is passing in a blur.
Thanks to the shipping delays, I wisely made almost all of my holiday purchases earlier than normal and start December feeling pretty good knowing I am waiting on the delivery of two more gifts and that’s it. Even though I am more prepared than normal, I am not necessarily feeling the holiday spirit quite yet, but I’m sure that will change once I switch out my holiday decor this week. I’m sure I will come up with a list of cookies and other goodies to make as we get closer to the holidays.
Part of what has made this last quarter fly past is the fact that I have been busier than normal. I finished up the last of my overdue doctor’s appointments. My bloodwork was…not good, and so I started meeting with a personal trainer twice a week. I continue with physical therapy for my recurring tendonitis. As if that isn’t enough, I also started seeing a therapist to work on my depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. With all that, my days are quite full these days.
Holly submitted all of her college applications. Eight schools across the nation and one overseas. She has one favorite school but most likely cannot afford it. Where she will go next fall will depend on scholarships, financial aid packages, and who accepts her. So now we wait.
I have been reading so much that I am back up to being behind in my reviewing by nineteen books. The thing is that I have thoroughly enjoyed the reading and not reviewing. Maybe it’s because my laptop is so old that it literally cannot keep a charge. Maybe it is because I no longer have an office and so am forced to work on my laptop at the kitchen table. I don’t know what it is, but I have actually contemplated stopping this whole blogging thing. I don’t necessarily miss it when I am not writing. I do worry that if I give up blogging, I will also give up other forms of social media and become an even worse recluse. I just don’t know. Hopefully, I will get a desk in the guest bedroom and a new laptop or tablet and can see if I feel differently after that.
In the meantime, I have to figure out what to do with those outstanding reviews. I suspect it will mean a flurry of short reviews again. We shall see.
I hope everyone is cozy and comfortable this Sunday!