The only thing worse than a blogger not really blogging is one who comes back from sparse updates to “explain” that their absence is due to being really, really busy.
Busy? We are all busy you say.
That said, if we were going to create a huge analogy, and say that work was akin to meals, my previous work/meal load would be similar to a hearty breakfast and nice lunch. In the past few weeks I’m suddenly also eating a huge family style dinner, complete with an appetizer hour and dessert with cheese plates and espresso and maybe even palate cleansing sorbet between courses. I’m…busy. Super, crazy busy. My work computer hates me, and I’m contemplating an ergonomic support for my office chair; my shoulder blades are in perpetual pain from the hunching and writing and frantic scurrying around the office.
I also feel busy when I look at the calendar for the next fourteen months. Between now and the beginning of 2012 I have a lot of CLE to do (continuing legal education), a 109 mile bike race to train for & ride in, a living situation to ponder (to move, to not move, to upgrade, to stay put, to buy, to rent, ahhhh), seven weddings to attend of which six are destination and all are for close friends that I care deeply about (and all will throw good weddings to boot), my husband’s 30th birthday and plenty of other things that make me feel like taking to bed with the vapors. Perhaps a long white nightgown. And some smelling salts.
Last weekend I baked my cheesecake for Thanksgiving dessert (cheesecakes freeze quite well) and we’ve ordered our fancy turkey from the turkey farm, but other than that I haven’t done much. Place-mats have not been procured, menus have not been carefully written out and the non-perishables have not been purchased save a few cans of green beans that I’m sure will make their way into a casserole. Speaking of Thanksgiving, I have a hankering to make some sort of cheesy cauliflower gratin as a side dish but I have yet to find a recipe – anyone? Bueller?
So for now, I’m working from home on the weekends and in my spare time running out to Target for the annual Purchasing of the Coordinating Wrapping Paper So The Tree is Pretty and I’ve narrowed down which tree farm my wreath and garland are coming from. I’ve settled on lobster for Christmas dinner (it is just the two of us, for the first time ever!) and I’m narrowing down gift ideas and stocking stuffers. I’ve figured out where Rhett Butler’s new bed (his Christmas gift) is coming from and I finally found a custom dress shirt for B that doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg.
Whew. What about you?
(Kissing Ball found here)