Friday, November 30, 2018

Life is a 3-Ring Circus

Good Morning FFFs,
No, I don't have any fiction for you this morning. Sorry. Life has been a bit too crazy to get anything written. Or at least anything finished. I did write Monday evening, Tuesday evening, and last evening, but didn't even have an hour each time, so I didn't get much done. However, I'm going to try to keep working every evening I can!

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was good! I got to spend it (and from Wednesday–Saturday) with relatives I hadn't seen in 5-6 years! We went hiking, played disc golf, visited, took pictures, watched slides from when my grandparents were young. (Even a short video clip or two of their wedding day! That was 68 years ago!!) My niece, Sissy, really liked that part. We ate, worked puzzles, shot rockets, played some crazy games of indoor soccer with 3 generations (with uncles over 60, to my nephew, Buddy who is 5 1/2.) It was crazy, but fun.

Then we came home. And life has NOT showed down! It feels like I'm part of a 3-Ring Circus, only to discover that I'm in every act! HELP!!!!! I have music to practice, things to mail, blog posts to get ready, the house to finish decorating, babysitting nieces and nephews, presents to figure out, books to read, audio books to proof, . . . and the list goes on and on.

Decorating our house always takes longer than I want it to because I'm the only one who usually ends up doing it. My dad gets some things out for me, or put up the porch lights. My sister is too busy sewing to help. And Mom is too busy trying to get other things done. One of the first things I usually start with is the village, but this year I've gotten other things done and haven't even started that! Hopefully today I can work on that later and at least get the houses and trees up. My nieces and nephews are coming over this evening and they'd love to put the people on. And my oldest niece, Sissy, said she wants to help decorate the stairs this year.

Reminder for any of you who are new. In December I post any time I want to, not just on Fridays. And I do reviews, pictures, video clips, and anything I want to. :) I hope you'll stick around next month for everything. Oh, and starting tomorrow on Read Another Page, I'll be doing my 24 Books before Christmas posts again. With all different books. Yes, I've read more than 48 Christmas books that I would recommend. :)

Do you feel like you're in a 3-Ring Circus?
Are you ready for Christmas?
What are you looking forward to in December?


Liberty Bluebelle said...

It sounds like you're not just in every act, you're part of the stage crew, and maybe even the...what's it called? Conductor? No, that's for trains and orchestras. Well, whoever the fella is who leads it all. =D
The acts in my circus are different than yours, but quite busy nonetheless! And I thought things would slow down with autumn/winter coming... ;)
Ready for Christmas? Chuckle. We'll skip that question. =P
What am I looking forward to in December? Hmmmmm... Reading! And maybe writing again. Haven't done much of that at all lately. Maybe even writing reviews for some of the good books I've read lately. (The Pirates of Rocky Crag Bay will be getting a review soon! =D). Winter weather, hot chocolate, seeing my breath crystallize in the beams of a flashlight, the cozy flicker of the woodstove--those are just a few of the things I'm looking forward to in December. =)
Thanks for your post!
Liberty Bluebelle

"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." II Corinthians 3:17

Rebekah said...

You're right, I probably am the Ringmaster. :P
Yes, I was hoping things would slow down too. Maybe later? One can always hope, right? :)
Oh, love those December things! Last evening we had rain and a thunderstorm and the windows open while we made Christmas cookies with the nieces and nephews. (We pretended it was a blizzard though.)

I'll look forward to reading your review. Send me a link or a note when it's up so I can go read it. :)