I'm posting this today mainly to let folks know that no, I haven't dropped off the face of the blogosphere, nor have I keeled over from lack of nutrition, thanks to my new "Diet and Exercise" (dirty words) regime.
But I have been busy -sometimes it seems like I've been doing nothing though cause I don't really have much to show for my "busy-ness" either. Well, I did get my Christmas cards almost all addressed and some, even hit the mail already too! I'm a bit impressed with myself on that deal as I do tend to procrastinate -greatly -when it comes to getting the cards taken care of and sent out. If you haven't received your card from me yet and you know you are normally on the receiving list of one from me, have faith, it will get there yet! (I hope!)
I've had several ideas floating in my mind -and yes, that is a very dangerous place at times, quite risky indeed for me to be mulling a lot of things I'd like to write about when I think I really need to think them through and actually kind of plan a post. I normally tend to just write these things pretty much off the cuff, spur of the moment thoughts, feelings, etc. I know -that's a really big shocker for me to tell you that, isn't it? (And yes, that was intended to be sarcastic.)
But one thing I do want to say today is to tell you again about one of my favorite bloggers. A gentleman (and yes, for those of you who also read his blog, you will know too that I use that term "gentleman" a bit loosely) blogger I follow who lives up in the Boston area has a really fantastic post, full of sentimentality and all that good stuff (a lot of which is taking up tons of space in my pea brain too right now) primarily about the Christmas season.
His blog name is "Suldog" -and he writes some of the best stuff ever! Funny, hysterically so at times, bad taste (okay even that maybe now and again some might say) but nevertheless, he is really one of the finest bloggers around. And if you're one of his followers, you wouldn't be a follower of him if you didn't agree with what I just said above! If you've never read his stuff, go and do it and do it now -or at least as soon as you have ample time to be well-entertained! Trust me on this one folks!
The above link is to his blog. This link HERE though is to the exact post I think everyone should read of his stuff! (Just in case by the time you read this and if you follow my directives to his place he may have something new posted and you need to read this post especially.)
Jim's one of those guys who can shock you with his words, point out things that are yes, social injustices in one breathe and in the next, talk about teddy bears, marriage, memories of days of yore, toss in more than a few words too that can curl your hair (wish it would work on mine right now, come to think of it) and turn the air blue and the odds are that you, like me, will come away loving what you just read!
Yes, he is that damned good!
Take that bit of advice from me now as my Christmas gift to each and every one of you -and anyone else who might stumble across this piece!
And, while you're at it -have a very Merry Christmas, Happiest of New Years, Happy Hanakkuh, Seasons Greetings, but mostly, coming from me, have a God Jul!