Monday, December 14, 2009

'Tis the season for too many blog posts and too little time

I am starting to feel the time crunch that often hits less than two weeks before Christmas Eve. Anyone else feeling it? I want to enjoy the holiday season as much as possible this year so I'm doing a handful of things to help me maintain the holiday spirit amidst the crazy shopping, frigid weather and over-committed schedule:

  • Worrying less about exercise {I burn enough calories meandering through holiday crowds.}
  • Caring less about how many holiday treats I've eaten {How can you enjoy Rolo-filled peanut butter cookies or homemade fudge when you're counting calories?}
  • Losing count as to how many "seconds" I've had {Some dishes you need to try at least two or three times to make sure they're still you're favorite.}
  • Reading less blog posts {Sorry, girls, if I'm not commenting nearly as often.}
  • Writing less blog posts {When it's a choice between my sanity and posts for this blog, sanity wins every time. Okay, it wins 95% of the time.}
So with that I ask beg you to take some time off yourself. I'm giving you one less blog post to read so you have a couple more minutes to do some last-minute shopping, polish off that plate of neighbor goodies or sing "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" one more time. But don't stay away too long or you'll miss a random post here and there AND when I announce my new site is up and running. No better way to kick off the New Year than with a fabulous new site! --Emily

Image by Darwin Bell, shared via Flickr.


Steph said...

I just took 3 weeks off. And I may need to take another 3. I just can't get my head above water this holiday season.

Emily Hill said...

I hear you, Steph! And it's hard because there's always that blogging guilt. Will I lose readers? I simply MUST post everyday. I'm sure it's in the rules somewhere!

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

What a good post. Thank you for reminding me to take time for myself, and family. =)
If I didn't have so much down time at work (sshhh) I wouldn't be blogging/commenting. I will miss you in my routine! Have a great break!

Quinn said...

Good for you, Em! I'm definitely feeling the pinch and dabbling with this headcold is stressing me out even more. Gotta get better by tomorrow night, though, right? ;)

Camille said...

I refuse to look at the calendar because it just depresses me to realize how close Christmas is and how UNready I am!!

Emily Hill said...

Sell...Party of 3, yeah, I'll believe it when I see it as far as you taking a break from blogging! Quinn, I hope you feel better soon. The blog posts can definitely wait; site design can't! ;) And Camille, what calendar?!?! LOL