Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Is this what retirement is like?

Today: no kids, no husband around.  For the first time in my life, I watched Oprah while eating chocolate ice cream.  It was unsatisfying, and I found myself wanting to do laundry and vacuuming.  What is wrong with me?!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

This year's December dilemmas

When I sit down to write my Christmas cards, I have to write the Hanukkah cards first, because usually Hanukkah comes before Christmas.  What often happens is that the Hanukkah cards get sent on time, but I run out of steam before I finish all the Christmas cards.  The irony is that the only reason people send Hanukkah cards is because people send Christmas cards.

The bigger dilemma for me this year is this: should I dash out of town to see my very ill father?  So far I have decided it's best to stay here at home.  I'm hoping that Dad will be recover and be better able to visit with the kids by Christmas Day, when we are planning to go.