Welcome to No Blog November


I’m going to take a little bloggy break for the month.

I’ll be back in December, and I hope you will be, too.  Just think: an entire month’s worth of stories, ready to explode onto your screen on December 1.

What can you expect to hear about from November?  Another REI class (not about rattlesnake sex), my nephew Micah’s 7th birthday, lots of running (I’m back up to 7.2 miles), a Parsonspalooza Thanksgiving, whipping my finances into shape, a cross-country winter road trip in the 20-year old Honda, some new songs, and surely, a plethora of things I have no way of predicting.

See you next month.  I’ll miss you.




  1. Greta on November 1, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    No daily Annie blog??


    I hope this means I’m going to get daily emails instead.

  2. Emily on November 1, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    What will I read with my morning cup of coffee?! You know Annie, your blog is the only thing on the web that I check Every Day (not even FaceBook or my email can say that!). But blogging is tough work – happy no-blog November! Enjoy it! I cant wait fir December!

  3. Emily on November 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    That should be FOR not FIR. Silly touchscreen keyboard!

  4. FW on November 1, 2010 at 10:01 AM


  5. Riley McCormick on November 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    wooooah. my internal compass just lost its course. where is north? I do not know.

  6. Katie in STL on November 1, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Let me know if you’ll be stopping through St. Lou!

  7. Rebs on November 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Will miss the blog for SURE, but we (as in the huz & I) applaud the break. You need it. We love you!

  8. Lyla on November 2, 2010 at 3:00 AM

    Today when I checked your blog, the last one I had read was the one with the wedding photo. I don’t ever read the newest post first (unlike every book I read where I read the last line of the book and try to guess what leads up to that one line). When I realized there were like 4 blog posts since the last time I checked, I thought, “Oh dear… do I really have it in me to read 4 blog posts at nearly 4am. I decided that I did… and then I got to the last one and realized it’ll be the last one for a month. NOOOOOO. Wah wah. It’s kind of like the season finale of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, or Dexter. I have to wait HOW LONG til the next episode? Fortunately for your readers, you aren’t on hiatus for several months… just the one. I hope it’s a wonderful one month and that you have nothing but happy things happen between now and the next time you write. FYI, now that I work 6 days a week and don’t always get to read blogs… if I have to choose between your blog and Dooce, I’ll totally read yours.

  9. Brooke on November 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    So sad! Will miss you as you blog is definitely a highlight in my day! :(
    Have a fantabulous November!!

  10. Greta on November 2, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    I’m came back today to check, just in case.


  11. [not the] Best Blog Ever on November 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Greta – me too.


  12. Riley McCormick on November 2, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    me 3.

  13. Julie on November 2, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    me 4.

    i’ll miss you!

  14. Sarah Kate on November 2, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Please tell me that this road trip includes a dip down into Texas. It doesn’t get that cold down here!

  15. Riley McCormick on November 14, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    is it december yet?

  16. Crystal on November 17, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    My morning coffee is very boring this month.

  17. Ryce Porter on November 19, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    11 more days…..I keep thinking there will be a guest blogger or a teaser or something.

    Until December…..

  18. Matt on November 22, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    I can’t wait for December.

    And of course you made the short list! (You’re one of my inspirational blogfathers for goodness sake.)

    Thanks for reading too.

  19. Andrea on November 29, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    While putting dishes away after Thanksgiving, my thoughts fell upon the line of “Thank goodness November’s almost over and Annie will be back in the world of blogging again.” Read you soon!

  20. Little AP on November 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Ah, only one more day of blog starvation. :) Can’t wait to have you back!

  21. Mandy on November 30, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    So I’m reading these people’s comments thinking “Seriously folks, get a life outside of reading Annie’s blog.” Yet here I am. Along with the masses. Missing your blogging days and looking so forward to tomorrow! :)

  22. anna on December 1, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    so, i’m not going to lie. when the alarm went off at 4:15am the last thing i wanted to do was leave my cozy bed. But then as i rolled over I remembered it was december. and that you were blogging again. and then i laughed that that was my first thought. awesome.

  23. Emily on December 1, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    Annie, I really think that after waiting patiently for a whole month, 7:30 pacific time is a complexity reasonable hour to expect to find a “Welcome to lots of blogging December!” post. You do know that November is over, right? Hurry! My coffee is almost brewed and I REALLY want a little bite of hootenannie to go with it!

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