Tuesday, December 03, 2013

II

Pushing the pause button this week. I am recovering from Thanksgiving, babysitting, and going forward with holiday shopping.  While I find blogging and reading blogs a compelling activity, I accept that I do have a life with some bigger demands.  I will certainly be away until the new year is underway.  If you are curious (Ha!) I will be organizing my 10,000 (actually my index says there are 43,689--but I cannot get my mind around THAT(!)) photos.  I will be cleaning out closets of old photographic prints and leftover linens.  I will be organizing that pile of books at the end of my bed table which seems to be so fecund and falling over onto the ground when I bump them in the dark on my way to the bathroom.  I hope to finally decide how to organize my overflowing pantry...and may give away some dishes and stuff and buy MORE containers.

Toodle-loo.  (Oh, in case you want to know WHAT I have been doing before this...)

Getting the rest of the wedding gifts back to my son and out of the guest bedroom.

Doing karate.

Dancing to Christmas music.

Assisting with homework.

Feeding the chickens that were guests over the weekend.

Bowling

(Actually watching bowling.)

Dealing with despair.

Checking out the dinosaurs.

Marveling at butterflies.

!!!

And, at this time of year, there always there has to be a visit to Thomas. (Yes, this is Percy, but Thomas was also there.)

See you next year!

31 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

I hope the rest of the year finds you surrounded by peace,love and good health.

Hilary said...

Well now I know.

Have a wonderful season, Tabor. May Christmas and New Year's bring you nothing but comfort and joy. (they should write a Christmas carol like that!) ;)

Rain Trueax said...

I'm thinking of taking a Christmas break also for the main blog although the other one will be busy with guest authors-- which is as much work as writing it myself and maybe more, but I like the idea of promoting other writers or creative people.

Also I am disillusioned with the whole marketing thing. At least I had no money into bringing out the eBooks because if I had I'd be depressed. So much of marketing is joining tons of groups and getting them behind you. I am not a joiner and hoped the books would speak for themselves but perhaps they are outside the norm for what the romance reader enjoys. Not much I can do to fix that either as you write what you write.

Of course adding to that this sinus or whatever it is problem around my ear and teeth and I am in no mood to write regular blogs. I have one more about the trip that gets into the Indian side of what we saw and then maybe hiatus until I am in Tucson and sunshine can make me happy right after the New Year's-- if plans go as we hope. You know how plans are for that kind of thing...

Friko said...

Happy New Year!
And don’t overeat on the Christmas goodies.

Celia said...

Wishing you peace and happiness through the holidays. When the little ones go home you can rest a little, I do, but at first the quiet is deafening. ;-)

Anita said...

You're shutting down, toooo? Awww...
Actually, I understand and might consider doing the same.

Your pictures are what life should be all about! May you share more quality time with your friends and relatives during this holiday season.

Good luck with the decluttering and rearranging. :)

messymimi said...

Enjoy your season!

Brighid said...

Wishing you a great holiday season, filled with family, and love.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I want to be one of your grandkids. Hope you get everything in order.

Mage said...

Wow.....I'm so impressed. Just home, more tomorrow.

chris said...

I will miss you, Tabor, and look forward to your return in 2014. Have the happiest of holidays!!

Pauline said...

If you fit half as much fun into what you are about to do as there looks to be in what you have done, you are in for some good times. (makes senses to me). Enjoy your break, Happy Christmas.

Granny Annie said...

And another one bites the dust. It appears you have some delightful reasons to take a break. See you next year.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wishing you a happy and lovely holiday season, filled with your beautiful family!
Great photos too!
Good luck with your 43,689 pictures. Wow!

Thanks for the congratulations on my 8th blog anniversary. :)

Reena Walkling said...

I so enjoyed this post ... especially the image 'dealing with despair'! Oh, we have all been there. Enjoy your break!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I smile
thank you for sharing.
Life is good
we are loved and love...

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful kids doing great job and enjoy their time...

Kat said...

Holidays are so wonderful but always filled with chaos, no matter how I try to simplify. I guess I'm not the only one running around crazy these days. ;)
Looks like your life is full and beautiful. Just as it should be.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year!

Pauline said...

Oh lovely! You and I seem to be on similar paths! have a wonderful blog break and a happy Christmas!

Annie said...

Aloha, Tabor. Just wanted to let you know I like your blog and what you share here. However, family time trumps blog time... So, enjoy yours this season!

colleen said...

So much to do in so little time. Maybe some of your ambition will be a model and rub off on me. I hope!

Freda said...

Have a good Christmas and New Year. Blessings from Dalamory. www.freda.org.uk

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Just dropped in from John's blog, The AC is ON, and enjoyed back reading several posts. Sounds like you will have a full and bust holiday season. Hope to return for more reading in the New Year. Best wishes to you and yours.

Mage said...

I came back to thank you for your note, and I enjoyed this entry as much this time as I did the first.

Brian Miller said...

ha. sounds like you will be having fun...enjoy the karate and chicken feeding...i hope you have wonderful holiday...

Kerry said...

Wow, I'm exhausted just reading all of this. So much fun!

Enjoy your break & come back with some stories for us.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wish I had the sorting time you do- I prob have more photos than that in here- plus paintings, statues in crates n drawings. N this place is small!
Also wish I could upload pics at whim again- but need more dough for upgrades here, n buying gifts for Little Ones instead.

Hope you have a great time with all the holiday festivities n visits. Let's hope there's not too many despair dealing episodes (*Love the pic).
I'll miss your soul-searching posts m lists. N await the update.

Enjoy those forgotten discoveries!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Your header photo is absolutely gorgeous! Love the illustrated list of recent activities...especially karate. Enjoy your break. Merry Christmas!

LL Cool Joe said...

Damn so just as I come to read your blog, you disappear! I hope you enjoy your break although it sounds quite busy to me! :D

Mage said...

RYN: I'm not that fond of parties, but I need some socialization otherwize I become a lump. G turns into a computer nerd without some outside interactions. We both stay only for short visits, but it's fun to see friends. Tonight's gathering is the gym friends. :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!