Some End of the Year Announcements

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Scott Drotar Hallmark Ornaments
I present my army of Hallmark Ornaments.

Before I get into the meat of this post, I have to show off one of my weekend projects. As I mentioned in an earlier article, I am trying very hard to turn my apartment into a “Winter Wonderland” for my family to enjoy while they are here for Christmas. Last weekend I finished one part of this, and I am proud of it and just wanted to show it off. All of the children in my family from birth to age 18 received a Hallmark Christmas ornament every year from one of my great aunts until she passed away I always looked forward to seeing what my ornament would look like that year. Since my tree is not strong or big enough for my lifetime of ornaments though, I needed to find a creative way to display them. What I came up with is pictured to the right, and I must say, my army of ornaments looks pretty darn good. Anyway, now that you have admired my decorating prowess, it’s on with the show.

I am sorry that I have been M.I.A. the last few days. Over the past couple months I have been fighting off some sort of virus that has decided to invade my body. Every time I think I am over it and feeling 80% healthy, I get back to my life thinking that my immune system will finish eradicating this hideous infection while I get my life going again. Although I will feel fine for a few days, by devoting my body’s energies into working and living my life, my immune system no longer has the energy or ability to finish off the infection so I can fully heal so I end up getting sick again. By not letting myself get back to full health before returning to the stress and rigors of daily life, I have been allowing this illness to hang around and to continue wreaking havoc on my life. So, in an effort to be completely healthy through the Holidays and enjoy my time with my family, I am not going to resume posting daily until the new year. This does not mean that I will not be putting up new articles at all, but they will be more sporadic and spontaneous. If I feel up to writing and posting a new piece I will, and if not, I am not going to put extra, unnecessary stress on myself to do so. I know this may not be what you want to hear, and I apologize, but in the long run by letting me get healthy now, you will get more quality posts later on.

Now that you have heard the bad news, I have just the thing to cheer you up. I am in possession of some good news that I am really excited to share with you. First, I have started working on a top secret Roll Models project that is going to blow your mind. It is by far my biggest endeavor through Roll Models I have ever attempted, and I am a little scared to even consider doing it. On the other hand though, I am almost giddy with excitement about how great it will be, and I cannot wait to finally unveil it. I will be giving updates on my progress from time to time, so make sure you stay tuned. Second, I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but I I have been struggling to come up with a suitable Christmas gift for you. The problem is the nature of our relationship. You have to admit, our relationship is unique and complicated at best. For most of my readers I have neither met, nor know, much of anything about you, but you know lots about me. Not knowing much about you does not mean that I don’t value our connection or care about your well-being though. This creates a strong desire in me to find a good present, but by not knowing you, I have very little to go on to help me pick a gift. As you can imagine, this combination creates quite the Christmas quagmire for me. Despite this incredibly stressful, Holiday Season situation however, I am happy to say that I have come up with a gift that I am sure you will really like. I will give it to you in my last article before Christmas, I am not sure what day that will be though, so be sure to check my blog frequently so you do not miss it.

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4 thoughts on “Some End of the Year Announcements

  1. Hey Scott – good to hear you are back! Best gift for everyone? Focus on getting yourself well, & put all your energies into enjoying the holidays with your family – everything else can wait! 😉

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