The week started off with stormy weather (a few tornadoes) and a cold for both me and my husband. It is not a sinus infection. It is not the flu. It is not Covid related. It is a cold. We are both better, but still have lingering symptoms. This has been a season where I have had sinus allergy or cold stuff since a few days before Halloween. I’m ready for it to vacate my head.
I chose not to put up a Christmas tree this year. I don’t miss it. I love Christmas trees. I love looking at them. I enjoyed decorating them in the past. We have 4 cats. That is the big reason for not having a Christmas tree, it’s the ordeal of having 4 cats removing ornaments, eating things they should not, and the everyday chore of picking up items from the floor they removed from the tree. Plus, I don’t have the heart to ask my husband to go up in the attic and get down the artificial tree, only to put it back up there in a few weeks. That tree is the only thing kept in the attic.
I’ve decorated the house with a few items that are festive. I listen to Christmas music most days. I am watching Christmas movies, especially the classic ones.
For those of you who blog, do you visit the blogs that follow you or you follow them? Do you wait until they like or leave a comment on a blog post and then visit them?
On Saturday mornings, I receive emails from 40 plus blogs that I follow. Instead of getting an email every time a blog posts, I get a weekly digest. It is one of the first things I do on Saturday mornings: I read through, like, or comment on those blogs. I have a few that come to me in emails as soon as they are posted during the week, but most arrive in the weekly digest.
Some blogs post 1 or 2 times a week. Some blogs post multiple times a week and sometimes more than once per day. This means a lot of blog posts I look through in that once-a-week digest.
The more graphics on a blog page, the longer it takes to load the page.
Some blogs do not have a like button on the email, but if I click on comment, I will be taken to the blog post and can like or comment.
One of the big takeaways from reading all those blog posts is bloggers who write book reviews work hard at blogging about books. The amount of time and commitment that goes into blogging is created and developed from a big heart that loves books and reading. I’m proud of all of you my fellow bloggers and readers.
Are you signing up for reading challenges in 2023. I’ve committed to one, the George Eliot Chapter a Day Reading. This is the link if you are interested. I have the book, Adam Bede. I printed out the reading schedule. I’m ready.
This link is a one stop place to find reading challenges in 2023: Girl XOXO/Master List of Reading Challenges.
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