Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Well hello there.

Hey, remember me? I used to write here.

I make a thousand excuses to myself every day as to why I've been letting this space collect dust. I've opened a new post page a few times, stared at the blinking cursor, and clicked the little red X in the upper right corner. Words don't come as easily as they used to. It's not that I have finally run out of things to say, it's just that I can't seem to articulate things like I once did.

It's true, I've been busy. But busy isn't the reason. It's a convenient alibi, sure. But I could have made time. I just didn't.

So, there's that. And it's been an entire month since I've blogged and that seems like a long time, now that I look at it. It didn't feel like that long. It was a simple accumulation of Days Not Blogged that suddenly added up. Like a coin jar. A little here, a little there, and suddenly you've got enough cold hard cash to take yourself to the movies. (This metaphor has been adjusted for inflation.)

This happens a lot, though, I think. Every fall I tend to wander away but I come back in late October. This is probably because November is National Blog Posting Month and I've dominated that challenge for the last three years. I'd already decided that I wasn't going to do it this year but now that I'm sitting here, typing words, I'm getting itchy to try it. If all else fails, I've got a lot of pumpkin products and goodies to report back on. It's the BEST kind of filler! It's seasonally appropriate! And it was my justification for trying ALL the pumpkin things!

At any rate, hello again. It's the 30th of October in the year 2013, and I have a cat to put into costume, some cookies that I need to finish decorating, and an annual viewing of Hocus Pocus to take in.

And a boatload of overdue updates that I will hopefully document soon. Because that's what I do.