Well, it’s been a crazy week of Christmas festivities and family visiting and I’ve had a wonderful time but am also so ready to be home. I miss my tiny apartment with the horrible kitchen and my little cat with the big attitude. And I miss sitting alone on the sofa in the quiet. Oh how I miss you, quiet.
Blogs all over the internet are posting years-in-review and so on, so this week there was a lot of fabulous stuff to read. Here are my top five:
1. On the power of the Christmas season: Hannah Brencher’s This Ain’t No Pretty Christian Story. Runner-up: Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Sermon on Pirates in the Nativity and How God Incarnates the Impossible Among the Likely.
2. On writing and its healing powers for the writer: Melissa Tydell’s How Writing Helps Us Heal.
3. On finding your true identity and really connecting with others: Peter Bregman’s How to Attend a Conference as Yourself.
4. On digging into a goal and just getting it done: This week’s Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge.
5. And finally, perhaps the most delicious thing on the internet ever, a big creamy bowl of cheese from Deb over at the Smitten Kitchen: Fromage Fort, a.k.a. blended leftover cheese. I’m seriously making this with all of our leftover cheese bits, buying a loaf of delicious crusty bread, and watching
seasons series one and two of Downton Abbey this coming weekend. I’ll be catching up on alone time so I can be a fun person again. I’m doing it for you, America. For you.