Thursday, January 03, 2008

I’m back!

I’m sure I haven’t really been missed here in the blogging world, and you all have probably been just as consumed with the holidays as I have, but I have to admit that it has felt a little strange to be so out of the loop. Not only has this blog been lacking new posts, but I didn’t even read a blog for almost a week! Just today I finally caught up with all of our agency’s families who are in Vietnam trying to bring their new children home - I don’t think stories of those first meetings will ever grow old for me! Between Christmas (which didn’t wrap up until the 30th for us), spending extra time with family, New Year’s, after-Christmas shopping, putting away the decorations, making room for all the new toys, and reading the two new books I received for Christmas, my blogging time was quickly squeezed out. Honestly, the books probably are the most to blame. I’m the kind of person who can only read if that’s the only thing on the agenda. It a novel isn’t compelling enough to consume in a day or two, it’s just not worth reading. For that reason I have to force myself to leave them on the bookshelf until we’re on vacation or nothing would ever get done around here! In the five days after Christmas I read 1000 pages, and even with Dan home there just wasn’t enough time for blogs after that! So all of that is a rather boring explanation of what really could have been said with the title alone. Sorry about that… I’ll stop now, but hope to be back with something slightly more interesting to say soon!


Lisa Spence said...

So, inquiring minds want to know...what did you read to make up 1000 pages?

Laura said...

Unfortunately, nothing of any redeeming quality whatsoever: Nicolas Sparks' "The Choice," and Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love". Very compelling and entertaining, but just "fluff"!

Mom Linda said...

Laura--I confess to the same problem. We went to Hawaii for just a week and I read 4 or 5 books. I truly love the freedom to lose myself in the story, sneaking every moment possible (plus freeing Dean from my back seat driving). Unless I have a day or two, I dare not even begin a book!