Hello from the Pits of Stagnation!

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Okay, slight hyperbole.

I had meant to have so much up on the blog this past month.  Another small round of Dollar Tree Gift Basket ideas.  Updates graphic organizers, including holiday/gift giving ones.  A personal guide to planners.  Thoughts on the upcoming holidays.  The debut of my DeviantArt, where I hope to store my weekly sketches as I continue my journey to become semi-competent with a pen and pencil.

Sadly, between my new program at work being incredibly draining (but also a lot of fun and so satisfying), last minute holiday prep, Bear’s birthday, and the stomach flu running through both my classroom and my family (Bear still has no appetite, and is now coughing himself to the dry (and not-so-dry) heaves), and I haven’t updated in nearly three weeks.

I mean, sorry?  But while I want writing about my life to be a priority, living my life comes first.  So, sorry-not-sorry (but also kinda sorry), I guess.

I’ll be working the remainder of the week to create a queue to carry the blog through the holidays, and will take some time over break to develop a more regular posting schedule.  Until then, I hope your run up to the holidays has been more enjoyable and less filled with toddler puke than mine has been.

Take care, everyone.

Welcome Fall

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Hello, all.  Don’t know where you are, but over the last few days we have finally been catching the first glimpses of what I would consider true “fall weather,” with highs in the 50s and 60s this week (well, until Wednesday, when they’re expecting a high near 80, but that’s just how New England do).

My family and I have been pretty busy this month; September has had the most social commitments we’ve had for most of this year, and those few days that weren’t consumed by social events or work were filled with trying to fit in all the chores and projects pushed to the side in favor of those social events, so I’ve had spare time, sure, but only at the end of long, exhausting days, so I haven’t been on here much at all.  With the month winding down – this week is pretty busy, but we hit a lull in October – the house in order, and the school year finally falling into a routine, I’m looking forward to finally returning to some fun projects, including keeping this blog updated.

And keep an eye on my Pinterest, especially my seasonal boards – I’m trying to compile a “master list” of Fall Bucket Lists, Dollar Tree craft and home decor ideas, and great treats and meals for the fall and beyond!