Thursday, December 28, 2006

Kickin' back at last

Ahhhhhh. The lull after Christmas may be one of my favorite times of year. Or at least one of my favorite non-gardening times of year. It's such a lovely, empty, relaxing time. Sister has no school and I am therefore not required to get up at 6:15 to squeeze in a shower before I have to start hustling her around. I am getting good rest these days and have the mental energy to indulge in a couple of new-found obsessions: Battlestar Galactica, sudoku puzzles, and plant selection for a brand new landscape being created in our backyard even as I write this. I have no shopping, wrapping, or baking to do--unless I want to shop a little, like for quilt fabrics on sale on-line to start some new projects. And I may want to bake a little, like maybe a batch of some real Scottish shortbread which, according to a new book of Scottish teatime recipes I received, contains rice flour in addition to wheat flour. Yes, I may want to do these things. But right now I want to blog.

For the record, I had no intention of slogging along in real life for two weeks without even the briefest dip into the blogging pool. I'm a bad, bad blogger. So I'm going to try to make it up here. I vow to blog a little something everyday, barring stupid Time Warner Cable connectivity issues here at the cave. It's not that I believe you've all been longing for a little window into my life (or into Husband's, as the case may be). Rather, it appears that this blog has almost completely taken the place of my pen and ink journal writing--all except for the really ugly stuff that I hate to put out there for the masses. If I want some documentation of the minutiae of my life-with-babes that I can go back to someday then I better get a little more disciplined about documenting.

Not a new year's resolution or anything, mind you...

5 comments:

Mama D said...

Isn't Battlestar Galactica AMAZING? Love it. Can't believe they are actually splitting up a season into two parts (on DVD) and charging just as much for half a season as they do for a whole season!!

I am also feeling rested. Slept in two mornings in a row. The only thing more perfect would have been Miss A not getting up, even if briefly, at some point during the night...

I can't wait to watch the transformation of your yard... To be inspired. I am looking forward to seeing how my perennials faired the winter.

Nikkie said...

I just LOVE Battle star Galactica. I'm so going to have to get it on DVD one day.

I'm glad you're feeling rested. I enjoy the quite after the holidays too.

Beth said...

oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I check in on you EVERY day, lots of times a day...and lo and behold...a new post!!!

Now, what are you planning on planting? I'd love to plan my garden but we will be moving in May sometime, so no planning yet. flowers? Vegies? Both?

And I want you to mail me some of that good baked stuff you are always talking about!

Joan said...

I love the term slogging. That describes me today. Happy New Year.

armando said...

If you want to try out something new in sudoku, try shendoku, using the sudoku rules but playing two people, one against the other, like battleshipps. They have a free version to download at http://www.shendoku.com/sample.pdf . Anything else they are bringing out or they are working on you can find at www.shendoku.com or at they´r blog www.shendoku.blogspot.com . Have fun, I am. I specially like one slogan I heard about Shendoku: SUDOKU is like masturbation (on your own)…. SHENDOKU is like sex (it takes two).