Monday, January 4, 2010

Going back to the way things used to be

Once again, it has been quite a while since I've blogged. I could make the usual excuses--I was too busy (it was Christmas), too sick (I did have a head cold), and too tired (we did a major clear-out of the house last week). But really, that would be dishonest. The truth is that I have fallen back in with an old love. I've been reading. Y'know...books.

When I was a kid, I read constantly, usually making it through three or four books a week. Lately, though, I had kind of lost interest in reading fiction (except for Harry Potter books), and non-fiction can be kind of dry after a while. For a year or so, all of my reading was strictly online. Until the British mysteries came along, that is.

I tried reading mysteries when I was in junior high school, and I didn't care for them...not enough romance to suit my silly, sappy teenage tastes. Now that I'm older (and more realistic), though, I have discovered that I love a good, twisty mystery. So far, Colin Dexter's books are my favorite--I finished the last one in a day and a half. A trip to the library today yielded four more Inspector Morse books, and, since it's cold enough to freeze a welldigger's hinder off outside, I am all set to snuggle up and read to my little heart's content.

But what about my online life? Blog posts uncommented-on, LOLcats not LOLed-at, inane Facebook quiz requests ignored (What Kind of Vegetable Are You?), and a dirty, lonely Pet Society critter sadly languishing in her little house. And my poor blog, nearly un-blogged for the last two months. Well, this won't do. So, I'm going to work on dividing up my free time a bit better, so that I can keep up with all of my online peeps, too. Now, which household chore can I ignore in order to gain that extra free time? I already don't cook, so that leaves laundry, loading the dishwasher, and cleaning. I guess if you see me at Aldi buying a huge pack of paper plates, you'll know which one I chose.

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JD at I Do Things said...

Ah, reading. I've gotten back to reading more. And I mean books, not Us magazine.

But, yeah, something has to give. For me, it's been cleaning and TV watching. I'm not sorry I'm watching less TV, but the house . . . is pretty gross.

Oh, well!

absepa said...

JD: I guess Real Simple magazine doesn't really count as reading either, does it?

Unfortunately, I usually don't need a whole lot of encouragement NOT to clean the house, since I loathe and despise cleaning. When the dog-hair tumbleweeds get to be too much for me, I guess I'll put down my book and take care of it. Maybe.

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