Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

December 24, 2016

Well, I Tried to Keep the Tradition!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 8:53 am

It is Christmas Eve morning as I’m thinking about my blog.
Awake are just me, the cat and the dog.
A day of prepartion faces me down,
But maybe for a moment, with you I can clown.


This blog has been neglected, that much is clear,
I’ve still thought of you often and read during the year.
Will next year be better? That I don’t know,
Depends where its decided my time needs to go.

Well damn. The words just are not coming to me in the Clement Moore style this morning. Damn shame I can’t seem to make my Christmas tradition of a fun rhyming blog happen this year. This link to the blog post from 2014 has the links to my previous years’ posts in it. The one from 2012 is by far the funniest in my opinion. Last year’s was rather reflective.

Much is similar this year as far as my feelings about Christmas. The magic is different when your kids are adults. The best part of this season is having them home, and I know I will only even have that most likely for a few more years. This could be my last one with my older daughter still living here since she graduates from college in May. (How the heck did that happen???)

My love of photography has unfortunately taken a back seat to many other things these days. I think that is part of the reason this blog has suffered so much with lack of attention this year. Since September I can certainly add my new job as a 7th grade teacher to the list of reasons I’ve had other things taking up my time. I do still want to retain my blogosphere connection with my favorite bloggers out there – Dawn, Carol, Mike and Robin especially. I don’t always have the time to comment, but I do try to regularly stop by and read. I’ve even been neglectful of that in this busy season, running around like a crazy person trying to get it all done.

Perhaps I’ll try again later to do this up right. Perhaps not. Perhaps I’ll write another blog post before the end of 2016. Perhaps not. I like to leave open the possibilities!

To those of you who celebrate it, and actually still read my blog posts on the blue moon when they happen, have a very Merry Christmas! Happy new year too if I don’t see you before then! 😉


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy your time together. Blogs will wait, as will your readers. And enjoy your break from school too! I know you love it, but a break is always welcome!

    Comment by dawnkinster — December 24, 2016 @ 9:01 am | Reply

  2. Life catches us, tangles us, challenges us. We change, our directions change, and it’s okay. When we do connect, it’s good and I am grateful for it. Most important is the family – mine is home for the holidays, for which I am also grateful. We will share dinner duties, Gep and Kat having decided we need to have a smoked turkey. Perhaps I will get photos if that, and maybe it will become a blog post. You enjoy your time with family, and let unnecessary duties and thoughts hide in the closet until the holidays are over. Wishing you happy days!

    Comment by Carol — December 24, 2016 @ 10:52 am | Reply

  3. Merry Christmas Karma! Your blog and your readers will be here when you return. Never make it an obligation to post cause it will then cease to be fun. Enjoy your time off around the holidays.

    Comment by Mike — December 24, 2016 @ 12:31 pm | Reply

  4. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you, too, Karma! As others have already commented, we’ll be here whenever you’re in the mood to blog. I’ve been cutting back on my blogging because there has been so much going on, and I may end up borrowing your “when I feel like it” title. lol! Thank you so much for the mention. You’re one of my favorite bloggers, too, and I always look forward to your photography and your sense of humor.

    Your oldest daughter graduates in May??!! Echoing your sentiments, how the heck did that happen? Seems like I was just reading about her leaving the nest. It’s true that Christmas is different when the children are grown, but no less special. And someday, maybe, there are grandchildren and that puts Santa and all the childlike glee back into the picture again. It’s all a big circle, I think.

    Comment by Robin — December 24, 2016 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

  5. Merry New Year kiddo. Feel free to blame the lack of blogging on Trump.

    I blame him for EVERYTHING ! 😉

    Comment by Sybil Nunn — December 24, 2016 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

  6. We are all happy to reading you again, Karen. Days of blogging come and go…and come again. Same with me for health reasons. Feeling better now, I am happy to visiting again my friends on their blogs. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and your New Year just as good 🙂

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 26, 2016 @ 3:09 am | Reply

  7. I understand completely how you feel, Karma, the same happens with me. I think of my blogging friends often, and even visit them sometimes, yet when it comes to writing a post I seem to have less time now I am a university student.
    I hope you enjoyed your Christmas. It isn’t quite the same when your children are older and have left home but I had an almost six-month-old grandson to share last Christmas with! So, you see, the circle turns – new babies arrive, and Christmas becomes exciting again. ❤

    Comment by Joanne — February 21, 2017 @ 8:37 pm | Reply

  8. I am cruising around visiting old blog friends this afternoon. Hope you are having a good summer so far–is it going to be hot where you are out east? It’s going to be 98 tomorrow here–yikes! Do you have any thoughts about blogging again? I have liked taking long breaks and then coming back to it at a more relaxed pace. Take care!

    Comment by Kathy — June 29, 2018 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

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