Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Favorite Time of the Year, Part II

This is my favorite time of year.  I love the cold(ish) weather, the short days and long winter nights, the music (schmaltzy, solemn and joyous), the lights and decorations, the family get-togethers, and the diabetic coma inducing food.  About the only thing I don't like is the shopping.  There's nothing joyous about crowded parking lots, mob-filled malls, maxxed out credit cards, and time spent wrapping gifts that'll be shoved into a dark closet until used for next year's white elephant gift exchange at work.

Bleh.

Work on The Reckoning Flames is progressing--slowly for now (so many distractions!), but I hope to pick up the pace in the new year.  January is going to be a very busy month.

3 comments:

  1. This is my least favorite time of the year. But, as Chris and I now sit in a condo in Maui enjoying 80+ degree weather, clear skies, and plenty of time to write rather than shop or wrap....I'm re-considering my position.

    Mele Kelekimaka! We'll see you in January.

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  2. Mele Kelekimaka to you and Chris too! Have a mai tai for me as you think of us lowly peons suffering back here in Lala land.

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  3. Wow. I'm glad to hear your writing The Reckoning Flames and I'm looking forward to reading shadows past next month. Keep writing!

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