Thumbs undecided: One December holiday down; several more to go – if you count each gathering or celebration. Not sure if I am looking forward to them with eagerness or dread.
Thumbs down: Gift wrapping. And more gift wrapping. Crowded stores. Traffic. Bah humbug.
Thumbs every which way: Holiday house-guests begin arriving this weekend. The house will be overflowing at the seams. It will be fun, but a lot of work and a major disruption to routine. I’m a routine kinda gal. Lots of cleaning to be done, before and after. Lots of food to be planned. Air mattresses to be inflated. But the holidays feel more holiday-like with house-guests.
Thumbs up: College son returns home late next Monday. Thumbs down that he is not staying long, but thumbs up for the reason – he is heading on a school trip to Egypt for two weeks.
Thumbs down: Other son is still not done with his college applications. I am so ready to be over this. And while he has already gotten accepted by a couple of safety schools, thumbs down that he will have to wait until Spring to hear from his top picks.
Thumbs up: I was not embarrassed by my broadcast debut. Because… it never happened! Yep, the segment got cut because they ran out of space, or so my son tells me. Maybe my latkes were just not photogenic or interesting enough. All that stress and worrying for nothing. Thumbs down.
Thumbs down: “Quit yer belly aching!” Last week I had several days of undiagnosed abdominal discomfort. Thumbs up it was not appendicitis. But thumbs down that it kept me from exercising for several days while NOT keeping me from eating. And, just so you know, I had a moment of panic that I’d be in the hospital and not be able to post on my blog so I wrote out instructions for my husband just in case!
Thumbs on the mouse and keyboard: My blog has experienced a huge surge in spam comments this past week. Not sure why, but I have to be careful cleaning out my spam because every once in a while a “real” comment gets caught in there. Other technology news… There have been two WordPress upgrades in the past weeks and I managed to make the changes without my blog blowing up!
Thumbs down: Outdoor biking season is over for this wimp and I have yet to get my butt back to indoor cycling class. Thumbs way down at the crowds that will be joining me at the gym after the first of the year.
Thumbs up, up, up: Chocolate tea! Thanks to Amy for telling me about it. The one I tried is decaf Azteca Fire from Teavana. Yum.
What are your plans for blogging over the holidays? How are your thumbs?