It seems very difficult to me to get back into the swing of blogging again. Part of that was just the busy time of year, and part of it was because I just haven't been in much of a writing mood for quite a long time. I feel very disconnected from blogging, but at the same time I miss it, so here I am.
Since last I posted we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas. There isn't much about either set of celebrations that stands out in my mind other than time with family. I just wasn't into it all this year. Normally Christmas is my favorite time of year, and any chance to get together with extended family is a welcome one, but somehow this year, I just couldn't find the joy in it. The kids enjoyed Christmas, and it was nice to see family, but the whole thing was somehow dull and lackluster this year. I just couldn't engage. I hope that I will be able to be more into it next year but I have to admit that I think it may just be that Christmas and other holidays have just lost their magic for me. I have felt that way about my birthday for many years, and I have a feeling that such is going to be the case as far as Christmas goes.
I didn't ruin it for my kids, or at least I tried not to, but I didn't keep a lot of the traditions that we usually have in the past. I am really going to have to force myself to go back to those traditions and advent activities for the kids' sakes for Christmas 2013.