I've been trying to squeeze in time to write some blog entries but, you know... It's the holidays. I always come up with lots of fun little rants to blog about, cute little stories or random thoughts conjured up while walking the trails, but, in the end, sitting down to do this just doesn't rank high enough to get done over the hundred-and-one other activities I need to do.
I actually started writing a blog entry two weeks ago about how 2019 went for my writing and about my plans for 2020. I wrote so much, in fact, that I'm currently working on making it an update to my non-fiction book on writing! It went from talking to myself for a blog post to becoming eleven chapters or so of a new book.
So always more, more, more to do and never more than 24 hours in a day to get it all done! How's that fair?
Anyway, the reason I finally sat down here today was because I am optimistic about our Christmas gift choices this year and wanted to talk about them.
My son just turned nine. And he's not too keen on exercise. Therefore, he and I are both accumulating a bit more padding around the midsection than we need.
So I specifically bought no video game-related presents for this year. Instead, Santa brought us:
- A basketball hoop outside
- A ping-pong table for the basement
- An air hockey table for the basement
- Two pairs of over-sized, inflatable boxing gloves
Luckily, all of these items were obtained on good sales from Santa's workshop on Black Friday weekend. They still cost a pretty penny, but I think this is the best holiday investment I've ever made. Time to get the family off our collective asses and have fun doing something physical! (I know ping-pong is a far cry from real tennis, but trust me, you get winded playing it! Way more than the thumb routine of playing video games.)
And that's about it for this blog for 2019. Like I said, I had much more I was going to write about on here, but what's more important: talking about stuff on a blog that very few people are going to see, or participating in life and actually doing it?!
I think we all know the answer.
Happy New Year, everybody!