You may be aware that tomorrow is the first of December. You may also be aware that for the last few years, I've put up an on-line advent calendar to lend my own curious touch to the festive season.
And I honestly had been thinking about it for this year, but what with the back problems and the constant colds and eye infections this fall, coupled with trying to juggle a lot of balls lately (and more to come in the new year), well...
I looked at the calendar and suddenly realized I'd done nothing, and tomorrow is the first of December.
I thought about scrambling around to do it, but then sanity took hold. I'm doing myself no favours by taking on something I can't really do right now, and I won't enjoy doing it, which doesn't sound terribly festive to me.
So, to those of you who were looking forward to it, I really, honestly am sorry.
Here's what I will do, though -- I've got a few things tucked away that I'd thought about using on the advent calender, and I'll make a point of putting them up as posts on the blog here over the next few weeks. If there's a recipe I've posted in the past that you might like to see again, do let me know, and I'll dig it out.
And I really do hope that next year I'll be in a better state of health and frame of mind, and have the breathing space to take it on again, because I have enjoyed doing it in the past.