We’re on the 25th day of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and it’s getting harder and harder to come up with interesting things to write about. It’s times like this that I realize that 1) I’m rather boring and 2) I don’t really have a wide variety of topics that I write about. (Any more posts about my family or baking, anyone?)
So, after today, there are 5 more days. That means 5 more posts. It’s going to be hard. Hopefully the Thanksgiving holiday will give me something. Of course, I still need to write my review of Mockingjay…so make that 4 more posts I have to come up with.
You know what else is hard? Finding a nearby store that sells ground mace. No, not the stuff people use for personal protection. Ground mace is a spice. My aunt and I are going to make fruitcake this weekend and the recipe calls for ground mace. Now, I do have some…but it expired in 2011. So, I don’t think I’ll be using that. Therefore, between now and Saturday I will be searching out as many places as possible in the south suburbs of Chicago to find ground mace.
Because the holidays are now fully upon us, it’s also hard for me to find time to read as much as I’d like to. Between the shopping and prepping and cooking and baking (and cleaning the kitchen in between each batch), I don’t even have time for NAPS anymore! I was able to take a nap every day there for a while. Not so much these days. I know. #FirstWorldProblems. But, I was really enjoying those daily naps. I’m not getting any younger and they really help me keep up my energy. I hope I can get back to them some day. I’ll be glad to get back time for reading. I have a growing list of books that need to be read and reviewed…and I know about some more that will be coming in. I may have to schedule in some time during the holidays…a bit of “me” time.
A hard decision I will be making soon is whether or not to adopt another cat. There’s a very cute calico up for adoption and I’d love to get her. But I need to find out if she gets along with other cats, first. I’d like Mario and Midi to have another friend…but not if it’s going to be a bust. It’s also difficult to decide if I really need another cat. I would like to have another one…but do I need another one? Probably not. So, yeah, tough one there.
Okay, my life isn’t that horrible. It’s not all that hard. The stuff I’ve listed here is not life-threatening. It’s not earth-shattering. It won’t make a difference in our struggle for world peace. Nor will it solve the common cold. But, these are the “hard” things I have happening right now.