17 December 2007

As a Pheonix From the Ashes...

After a longer than anticipated blogging break, I am back, with a shiny (okay, kind of creepy) new header. Thanks, Fionn!

The beginning of December blended right into November somehow and now here we are at the 17th, which feels more like the 24th in terms of how much time I have to finish Christmas things.

It feels good to be back though and I'm so glad that I will once again have a place to write all of those posts I think of in the car and the shower.

Updates:

NaNoWriMo: Thank God (or whoever) that it's over! The push to write was good for me, but I burnt out faster than I expected. Out of 86 pages of forced, clich├ęd writing I think I have manged to salvage a really strong character and the first page of a very promising short story. I may not have written 50,000 words in 30 days, but finding the beginning of a new short story is so much better.

Craftiness: I have been awash in arts and crafts projects, making things for Christmas presents, having sudden flashes of inspiration and abandoning one project for the next. So far I have finished three gifts for family members and made four completely unnecessary things for myself and my children, including a stuffed cat for Freya, which she named Biddy Winky.

The Children: So excited about Christmas. Matilda can spell things at random now, and Freya is three.

Grad School: Two out of five applications have been sent and the other three are due in January, but are pretty much ready to go. Then I will move on to the waiting, and waiting, and waiting and checking the mailbox seventeen times a day.

Okay, that's all for now. I missed you guys! Be back soon (as in tomorrow, not three weeks from now) with a real post that has focus and introspection and maybe even a point.

12 comments:

Suburban Oblivion said...

So glad you are back!!!!!

Annika said...

I, for one, think the new banner is splendid.

Amy said...

Yeah! Welcome back!

pootandcubby said...

Squee! You're back. We missed you. I was this close to e-mailing you to beg you to come back.

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

YAY! I missed you!

kara marie said...

Glad you're back! Maybe a smidge creepy, but definitely a fantastic banner. :]

Jen said...

I think your girls get cuter and cuter every time you post a picture of them. Where did you get those adorable little jumpers that they're wearing. If you say that you made them I will cry with envy.

Don't go away so long again.

Lilacspecs said...

Yay! Glad to have you back!

Krista said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're back! And that is the cutest picture!

Cathy said...

You're back!!

Love the banner!

Stepherz said...

SO glad you're back. LOVE the pic of the girls. Very cute!

riva said...

Don't you think that Fionn made Freya look just like him in the banner? I too, love it. And I can't wait to see you even if I have to leave before the childless wine bar fun. That is, if I could just stop reading blogs and finish my last paper.