Just popping in with a short note to say Happy Christmas.
I feel like a heel because I did not send out all the Christmas cards I wanted. In particular, I missed all of my favorite blogging friends. And now every time a card comes in from one of them, I feel like a dolt. Anyways, I’m going to (try and) post the family video that Ryann put together within the next couple of days. She did a great job on it. I don’t really know what dolt means. I hope I used it right.
In other news, I’ve not blogged for a while on account of several things. I’ve been sick – and whatever I have will *not* go away. I’ve also been reading a lot. I’m going thru The Tyranny of the Status Quo by Milton Friedman (everybody in America ought to read that book), America’s Gilded Age: Intimate Portraits from an Era of Extravagance and Change, 1850-1890 by Milton Rugoff (which is a biography of 35 different lives from the second half of the 19th century — superb), Future Grace, by John Piper (another book that everybody in America ought to read) and then I’ve started a new 1800s author, Thomas Hardy, that I am having a hard time ‘getting’.
I wish I could live in a library.
Lastly, Jess suggested that we come up with three resolutions for the New Year. She’s cute like that. I sent her my resolutions but I was only joking around to make her laugh (Jess, don’t you dare even make hints about what I said!). But seriously, I think if I do make a resolution, it will be to blog less and to make a more concentrated effort in making and investing more time into my IRL friendships. I have an inordinate compulsion to be very hermit-ish. I hate phones (hate them), and I’m not good at getting together with friends (even those whom I totally love). The internet is just so easy, you know what I mean? But I really am a bad IRL friend, so I think I ought to maybe work on that.
Anyways, I am keeping this short. I should be sleeping right now, but holy mozers, you should hear how loud Geoff the Great is snoring. It’s utterly beyond anything human sounding. Seriously… why can’t anybody in this great age of knowledge and progress find a simple remedy for snoring?