Friday, December 19, 2008

Hey, there...


Thought this would be an opportune time to slip back into the blogging world – everyone’s so busy with Christmas preparations they might not even notice.

So, yeah, the prodigal daughter has returned. To all who urged me to do so, who kept in touch via email and let me know I was missed, my sincere thanks and appreciation.

My return to blogging is accompanied by a number of self-imposed rules – the very best kind to impose. Self will be extremely lenient if I fail to adhere to these rules.

This post is simply a “Hi, I’m back,” one. What I’ve been up to these past months may eventually emerge but don’t hold your breath in anticipation. Nothing earth-shattering has taken place. (Which is a good thing.)

I’d also like to offer encouragement to all those (such as myself) who are lagging behind with all the seasonal hoop-la.

Think about it. Christmas Day arrives no matter what you have or have not managed to accomplish. I’m being gentle with myself this year. If we (I) continue to eat shortbread at this present rate, there won’t be any left for Christmas. So be it. I may or may not make more - depends on my craving for sweets. And if I don’t get my last minute shopping done? I’m going to blame the massive snowstorm we are currently experiencing – with yet another one predicted this weekend.

Season’s Greetings to you all.

I’ll be in touch – slowly but surely.

18 comments:

She said...

Welcome back! I'm jumping up and down I'm so happy to see you here! I am even in my car! (so you can just imagine what the jumping up and down looks like!) But I couldn't WAIT to respond! YAY! Beth is back!

Beth said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAAAAAAA!!!! i AM so HAPPY NOW!!!!! I missed you lots!

Lainey-Paney said...

Welcome back!

Let's see...if I don't get the rest of my shopping done---people will get checks.

In light of the fact that I learned tonight that we have to replace the hot water heater...tomorrow...well, people may get a emailed picture of my new hot water heater with a little note that says, "here's your christmas gift. I'll think of you every time I turn on the hot water."

Thom said...

The day just isn't the same without a little Beth in the morning.

Welcome back!

All Mod Cons said...

Welcome back kiddo ;)

oreneta said...

HEY!!! I am so glad your back!

Happy Hohoho season.

I once did all my Xmas shopping at a seven eleven on Xmas eve....with an open mind and a sense of humour I got it all done. No problemo!

Soooooglad to hear from you again!

YEaAAAAaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!

Beth said...

she:
Hope you made it home safely! ;)

beth:
Missed you too, Sunshine!

lainey-paney:
Excellent gift idea - what's mine is yours!

thom:
Better a "little" Beth than a big one...

amc:
Thanks - feels good to be back.

oreneta:
Such a welcome back! Thanks, pal.

Casdok said...

Your back! :)
Have a wonderful christmas - you can always buy more shortbread!

Cheryl said...

Beth,
I'm so happy you are back. It made my day! You have been in my thoughts so much. I missed you!

I love your attitude towards Christmas....I'm going to try to adopt it. I hope you and your boys have a wonderful Christmas!
XOXOXOX

Psychgrad said...
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Psychgrad said...

I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I saw your post in my Google reader. Welcome back!

Mom of Three said...

Wow, look how many people didn't notice! :) I mostly took a vacation during the same time, ironically. I wrote a few things, but hardly anything on a "daily" basis.

I'm not sure how long I'll write a blog, but I think the urge to write will always trump the idea of giving it up entirely.

Welcome back.

Attila The Mom said...

Yippee! Just what I wanted for Christmas!

xoxo

metro mama said...

Welcome back!

Charlotta-love said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. In fact, I saw I had a comment from a 'Beth' and my first thought was, "Well, it's not Beth at Books, Etc, although I hope she's well." Imagine my surprise when your hyperlink name took me back to your blog.

Welcome back! You've certainly been missed.

Nomad said...

Hi Beth!

I am SO glad you are back (even thought I am not ...yet...)

Merry Christmas!

Nomad

Barrie said...

Nice to see you again, Beth. And nice to hear someone else was not organized for Christmas this year. ;)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Yay!!!