Thanksgiving Week Plans: An Update

The change in seasons couldn’t have come at a worse time for me.  The 3:45PM sunset is really killing my mental health.  Add to that the fact that I’m starting at a new firm next week, continuing through the IVF process, and just needing a damn rest, I’ve made the decision to take this week off.  I had planned to take the week between Christmas and New Year’s, but a new job makes days off pretty unlikely.  So check in tomorrow for a Pre-Holiday Edition and Holiday Sales Post, and next week, I have a ton of Ask the Editor posts for you.

Have a happy holiday.  Abra



  1. Kimberly says:

    Your posts are always welcome to see in my Feedly queue, but not at the expense of your peace. Thank you for all you share.

    November 23, 2021/Reply
  2. Whitney Gibbs says:

    Enjoy your week off! Rest!

    November 23, 2021/Reply
  3. Sierra delta says:

    No amount of extra morning sunlight will ever compensate for dark settling in at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The older I get, the less enthusiasm I have for freshly fallen snow. The “romance” of Winter — the myth that I longed for as a child of the American South — has well and truly died of frostbite. My bones long for Hawai’i, but the people I love live in permafrost. And they enjoy it, which leaves me wondering how I could possibly have given birth to some of them.

    This is a hard time of year physically and emotionally, even in the best of times, and no one would ever confuse these with that. You are loved, Abra. You are important to people you’ll never meet. We don’t want you to jeopardize your well-being for us. Rest!

    November 23, 2021/Reply
  4. Lost says:

    Take care of yourself!

    November 23, 2021/Reply
  5. Nancy says:

    I hope you get some delightful rest, Abra, and what wisdom to make it happen when you need it. Sending you lots of warm wishes for light and cheer and fun, and for a bit of renewal for all the great things ahead of you! Happy Thanksgiving, I am thankful for you, a lovely addition my day!

    November 24, 2021/Reply
  6. Kelly says:

    I’m sorry you need to explain when you take time off. Hoping you get some rest.

    November 24, 2021/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I just feel that if there aren’t going to be posts, I should let my readers know that.

      November 24, 2021/Reply
  7. Shannon says:

    I’ve been through IVF, and it’s a grueling process both physically and emotionally.

    But even if you weren’t engrossed in an ongoing medical situation, you would still be a human.

    You deserve rest.

    November 24, 2021/Reply
    • Pamel says:

      +1 to Shannon’s comment. IVF is emotionally grueling.

      November 28, 2021/Reply