In cases like these, work remains the top priority, with a roof over one's head a close second, and blogging about one's work slides down the list a bit.
But I'm ringing in the new year with an exciting proposal! Come to Denver in early May and have fun with the cool kids of HCI! Deadline 27 January. https://mixedreality.tech.blog
Happy merry good things and a blissful 2017 to all :)