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.


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.


  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.

  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.

  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!