So I am back from my unplanned blog break. I have no real excuse, life just got really busy I would say. I tried to sit down and write a post last week but had a hard time organizing my thoughts and getting back into the blogging groove. I’ve decided that I need a bit of a jump start to get my blogging mojo back. SO, starting on Friday the 14th, I will be posting every day until Christmas (that scream of joy you hear is from my Mom all the way in Hong Kong–it’s nice to have a fan.) So yes, I will be blogging for the 12 days of Christmas. The only commitment I am making is that I will post every day–the content will be varied and not on any central theme. I do think it will be fun though.
As for what I have been up to?
Chirstmas knitting. I have two projects I am working on which will remain a secret until the big day.
Joining a gym. I even got some personal training sessions with my package. I had my first one last week and could barely walk for two days after. Funny side note: my trainer crochets!
Lots of visitors. I have been the lucky host to several of my favorite visitors these past few weeks. First there was ex-roommate and knitting sister Kara. You all know her–if you don’t, you should. Kara came for Thanksgiving and we had the most fun shopping and cooking and eating Smashburger and watching series like The Starter Wife (complete with the hot British guy from NYLON except he talked in a boring American accent and played a homeless love interest in the show which kind of made him less hot) and the last season of Monarch of the Glen (we both cried like babies). Kara and I can do just about anything and have a great time.
Just one week later my other sister and her hubby Adam came to play with me. It was so fun to hang out with my favorite newlyweds. Briana (or Bri, or Breezy, or Sneezy, or Sneezers, or now since it is holiday time: Ebesneezers) really wanted to eat at the Cheesecake Factory so we did. And it was delicious. We shopped and watched holiday movies and made really dense Malasada’s because we used expired yeast that didn’t raise. Good times.
Here is a shot of us in decorated downtown Denver. We were so very cold.
I feel pretty lucky to belong to a family where my best friends are my family. I can’t wait to see them all in less than two weeks for non-stop holiday festivities.
So that is a bit of what I have been up to. Now I am off to check all my blogs and see what you all are up to. See you again on Friday for the 1st day of Christmas.
The following 22 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Merry Christmas…to us! Looking forward to it (and isn’t it funny that all the knitting projects we’re all working on are secret??).
Wow! I think you’re the first non-Portuguese person I’ve met who knows what malasadas are! And if you know how to pronounce the word properly, then you get an extra gold star 🙂
All my ancestors are from Sao Miguel, so I didn’t realize that that’s where they originated… interesting!
Just yesterday I wondered what was going on in your life. It’s good to hear from you and even better we’ll be hearing more!
sounds like some fun visitors! and hey, even a dense malasada is still a malasada.
ty and i started battle star, as you suggested. gee thanks erin! all we needed was another obsession. we’re waiting with baited breath for season 2 to arrive. will commander adama survive boomers–what appeared to be fatal– shots? if so, will lee take over his father’s command, even though he is currently in handcuffs for disobeying his orders? what’s the deal with the cylons having babies? the anticipation is killing me!
woo! i look forward to your post a day! 🙂 glad things are gong well in your life… your gym trainer sounds a lot like mine… i swear i couldn’t walk… and walking down stairs… ouch! haha
Nice to see you blogging again!
It does sound like you have a wonderful family. I’m close with my sister, but the problem is she lives so far away!
Wow, you do sound like you’ve been incredibly busy!
I wish my two sister could come visit me! They live in different states, too, and I miss them terribly.
I’m on Season 5 of Monarch of the Glen myself — it gets a little silly from time to time, but the landscape and the accents (and the cute boys with accents) keep me hooked. 😛
I feel the same way about my sisters!
Brilliant idea, I can’t wait to see what you post about! It’s not just your mom screaming with joy.
Blogging for the 12 days of Christmas is a good idea. It’s so easy to get writer’s blog, but challenging yourself should get the creative juices flowing (I should be doing the same thing!)
Look forward to seeing your Christmas knitting.
I’m glad you’re back and are doing well.
I am glad you were having fun and being productive during your blogging break. Welcome back!
Welcome back! Sounds like you’ve been having fun. I love it that my best friend is my sister too. I just wish she lived a tiny bit closer. Mine’s all the way in West Virginia.
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I must admit, Erin, after shouting with joy in anticipation of your daily blogging for the next 12 days, I thought, “it can’t get any better than this!” Then I read that you convinced Kara to do it as well. I was giddy with excitement! Erin, for this most amazing and wonderful gesture, you shall be rewarded in April–with what, I don’t know, but something fun should catch my eye in this city! Now if you could just get your little sister to be a blogger…my joy would be complete! Until tomorrow….
Glad your back and glad that we’ll be getting 12 days of posts!
Hurray, a post a day! I’ll be here!
oh what a pleasure to have you back in blogland!!!!
Miss Q.. I’ve missed you and am SO excited to be able to read all your days of Christmas.. Love ya!
OH — it sounds like you are having fun. Can’t wait to read your posts!