Sunday, September 25, 2016

Christmas is Coming...Eventually

hi from the french riviera
Hi. I've been away for awhile. Sorry about that.

As I write this, it is just past midnight, and September 26th has officially begun. This means that we have under three months until it is Christmas! I mean, I am still sweating when I walk briskly outdoors, but still! If there's one thing I can't stand, it's feeling rushed while stores are full of other shoppers. Thus I have completed the bulk of my Christmas gift shopping already. Really it's mostly Z and E we need to buy for, so I shouldn't be patting myself on the back too vigorously, especially since the grandparents will receive three photo books this year since I've gotten two years behind on the annual photo book plan. This is really why I need to shop in advance - it is too easy to get behind and find that months, then entire years, have slipped by.

And those years do in deed slip by. At the end of July we marked two years in London, and while we feel very much at home here now, it also doesn't seem like it's been that long. I'll blink and it will be five years, ten years, twenty. At least, I hope we can stay that long. We will certainly try.

I am going to try to get back to writing more frequently. Lately the time between posts has been slipping by not because I don't want to write, but because I have been feeling like posts need some sort of point or central theme, and this would require more effort than I'm willing or able to give. But I can write little bits of things from time to time. The posts may be disjointed and rambly, but I would like to get back into the habit of having a little journal of sorts where I share things that matter to me at the time, and there's no way to have that if I don't write.

When I first started blogging, I wrote mostly for my own pleasure, and that is what I intend to return to. Please feel free to stick around if you enjoy it, and to stop following along if you don't, just like in the old days. There will be no sponsored posts or reviews of products I've received for free. Remember those old days? They were really nice. At least, I thought so.