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Today in Literary History...December 14, 1907: Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so.ud

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What day is it?  I lingered in a state of silence and peace for nearly five days before my husband and children returned Sunday evening.

That's right: I had FIVE days to myself!  You see, I had to produce my show Friday night and, instead of hosting like we so often do for Thanksgiving, I opted to send my family away and bask in the quiet that is a childless house.

Monday evening, my first as responsible parent for two preschoolers in the aforementioned number of days, I was at a complete loss for what to do.  My daughter and I napped till 6.  Then we watched a cartoon because I was too groggy for anything else.  When my husband arrived home at nearly 8, I hadn't even fixed dinner!  I quickly realized my irresponsible confusion had to change and haven't repeated the craziness.  But it was a very strange evening.  It's amazing how quickly one can get off schedule.

The same goes for this blog.  As much as I've been accomplishing tasks in my non-Internet life, I've neglected this blog and those of my blogging friends for nearly a month now.  I've gotten off-schedule and had a hard time getting back.

But I'm breathing again.  My fingers are nimble over the keys and my children are gently snuggling again with me each morning.  The coffee is brewing on schedule and each school day comes with regularity.  Only Christmas music and the smell of pine needles interrupts my world.  But those are joyous things that can only add to the imagination.

How are you?  I miss checking in with you all.  I hope this holiday season is treating you well!


  1. Well, we missed you but I understand the need to take a break. Have a great day!


  2. Sounds like a splendid way to spend a week. Hope you got a lot of writing done.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  3. I understand how you feel. I was drifting from my blog, and then was gone off and on because of my mom - finally got back on track this week with a new focus!

  4. Michele - Everyone needs a break now and then. You truly deserved one :-). It's good to have you back, though...

  5. Nice to have a few days completely for yourself, isn't it? I have eleven workdays in row travelling now. That's a little bit too much, but I do get plenty of time to write.

    Nice to see you're back blogging >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  6. It's amazing how quickly we can get into and get out of routines! Welcome back :)

  7. Clarissa- It wasn't even a planned break! It just happened...and that's kind of the way I am. I missed you, too!

    Raquel- I hope I did,too...and not a bunch of stuff I have to trash!

    Diane- New focus for both of us now. :)

    Margot- Thank you. I don't know how I held it up so well for a year!

    Cold- I could do 11 days. :) And it'd be great to travel! But someone else's plans always sound better.

    Jemi- Thank you and you are so right!