A Little Less Blogging. A Little More Yule Logging

In an effort to save my sanity spend more time with my family this holiday season as well as bake massive amounts of goodies, co-host a cocktail Christmas party, do whatever a room mom is required to do this time of year, buy presents, wrap presents, deck the halls, write Christmas cards (crikey I need to get a decent photo of our family wearing reindeer antlers!), and in general slow down and enjoy the Christmas spirit, I will try to back away from blogging a bit during the month of December.  I cannot promise anything though.  I do not know if the mood will strike me to write a five hundred word saga on salt dough Christmas ornaments or give you a play by play on what I am sure will be an adventure in picking out the perfect tree.

I will continue to do my Simple Sunday posts because they are easy and relatively quick.  Honestly I don’t want to completely stop blogging because blogging helps to keep me sane.  And I am sure I will do a bit of lurking around your blogs, reading and commenting because if I don’t I will miss you.  There will just be less of me blogging to you.  Oh, and I promise I will share our family Christmas picture with you however goofy it may look.  Consider yourself solidly on my Christmas card list.

Cheers!  For tonight we bust out the Polar Express movie, nibble on candy canes, and drag in the box (or two, or three) of all our Christmas decorations to strew about our house.


About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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17 Responses to A Little Less Blogging. A Little More Yule Logging

  1. Deborah the Closet Monster says:

    There’s also a strong correlation between blogging and sanity here! A few times I’ve sworn off blogging only to realize that wasn’t a great idea. Even reading 2-3 blogs a day helps keep me feeling positively connected, although I no longer agonize about not having 14 hours a day to dedicate to blogging.

    Happy December, regardless of how much or little you blog during the month!

    • shoes says:

      Yeah, I also find I get a lot of positive benefits in the sanity department when I blog, that is the reason I am not completly cutting myself off from it. Wow 14 hours dedicated to blogging sounds like a dream, sorry you no longer have that.

      Seeing as how it is December first and here I am responding to your comment, I am sure I will be around. May you have a happy December too!

  2. Hetterbell says:

    Well I hope you have a wonderful time whatever you’re doing. It sounds like you’ve got the right idea about getting the festive season underway tonight. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      Thank you. I am actually working on a little writing project that may or may not go anywhere so part of my writing energy will be distracted with that.

      Last nights festivities were so much fun, I am really getting into the Christmas spirit this year. 🙂

      • Hetterbell says:

        Good luck with the project, it sounds intriguing. I’d hoped to put up my decorations yesterday but was exhausted, so watched Miracle of 34th Street instead. 😉 (Hope I got the number right, I’m hopeless with those kind of things. 😀 )

  3. It’s all about priorities and, in December, that’s tough! I am amazed all year long by folks like you who manage to post more than once or twice a week. Sometimes, even once a week is a struggle for me. Anyway, enjoy your family time and the holiday season!

    • shoes says:

      Hahaha – I find it funny that you are amazed by my writing quantity. I average about three posts a week, one of them being a mostly photo one on Sunday, and I often find this to be a struggle (albeit a fun struggle.) I am amazed by those bloggers out there that post everyday with such great thought and beauty.

      I very much enjoy your blog and I like getting that little special view into your lives. You are not a WordPress blogger (so do not show up on my WP reader) and I sometimes forget to check my RSS feed but I am always happy when I see that there is a new one from you.

      I find that sometimes less is more. I think if I blogged everyday, not only would I get tired of doing it but my words may become tiresome to read. I need to focus on all the cheer (and work) that goes into making Christmas special so my blog will have to sit on the back burner for a while. Of course, this does not mean I don’t have time to read blogs. 🙂

  4. Alpine Mummy says:

    Have a lovely Christmas (and make sure you blog all about it in the New Year, if not before!) 🙂

  5. Watching Polar Express and nibbling on candy canes sounds so perfect right now. I’m instilling a mandatory holiday movie night next weekend – it’s harder when the kids are older and busier but I’m not above bribing them for a night of It’s a Wonderful Life and some popcorn. Enjoy your holidays!

    • shoes says:

      Thank you! I love Christmas movies (and candy canes). I think watching the boys watching the Christmas movies is almost better than the actual movie sometimes. Hope you get your night of popcorn and It’s a Wonderful Life.

  6. I took a break from blogging and hated it–but it was not for yule logging–it was for work–Christmas is a much better reason to take a break.

  7. Nancy says:

    Read you again soon! Miss you already! Merry Christmas!

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