Sunday, December 18, 2005

So sad to say "Goodbye"

It is with great dismay that I must say "goodbye" to you all, as I will no longer be able to update my blog. I have started a new job that has me working long hours, six days a week, and I simply do not have the time to maintain this site.

I want to thank you all for taking the time to read my blog entries and for posting your comments and reactions. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Hannukah, and New Year. Peace!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

**** PANIC ****

OMG, I'm sooooooo sorry I haven't posted in, like, a month! I've just been super-busy! In addition to the everyday chaos that is my life, the Holiday Season brings its own anxiety.

First, there is always the "get-together," which starts around mid-November with making plans for Thanksgiving. Whose house am I going to? How long am I staying? What do I need to bring? This year, I spent a couple of days with my father's side of the family in Baltimore, Maryland, and ate way too much.

Immediately after coming home from that, I have to start Christmas shopping. Normally I love shopping -- mostly for myself -- but buying presents (for other people) is hard. This time of year especially, because stores are always crowded and I never find what I am looking for. To date, I've only gotten ONE person's gift -- my brother's.

Then on Monday I had a panic attack because I couldn't find my credit card. I can't even begin to tell you how much I freaked out!!! I would rather get punched or kicked than have my credit card lost or stolen. I tore my apartment up searching for the thing with no luck. Then, I started to call around to my favorite stores to see if I had left it while shopping, and sure enough I had. Luckily, the store had kept it safe for me knowing that I would be back. No harm was done; no unauthorized purchases were made. Hallelujah!!!!!

I love "happy endings," don't you?