Thursday, December 26, 2013

the day *after* Christmas

What an odd sort of day! It's for resting, mainly, because we've all been chugging along so valiantly toward the finish line of Christmas, but it is also a work day. I found I was quite grumpy today, for whatever reason. It took a bit of work to get myself un-grumpified. I think perhaps, if I may be candid, something to do with having indulged too much with food, and I'm feeling all squashed out. ;-) It is good that January and resolutions are just around the corner. I believe I may be in need of some stiff backbone that gets me exercising more regularly.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!

To those who celebrate, have a Merry Christmas Eve! May you find your time spent in the company of friends, family, and good traditions (hopefully food!). To those who don't, may the days you do celebrate be joyous when those are here. Lots of love to all, from a very discombobulated writer.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Holiday Movie Overload

I think I may have over indulged in holiday movies this weekend. They're addictive, too. I've had the tv humming all weekend, and long into the night. It's been in the background, while I've been cooking, cleaning, and wrapping presents. There's gingerbread in the oven, and I was peeling open pomegranates. I'm all spattered with red juice (luckily not a t-shirt I worry about staining), but I've got many preparations done. There's still more to do and the night is quickly waning. Back to work!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Cards

I finally just finished my holiday cards (some Merry Christmas, some Happy Solstice, and a few just Happy New Year), and ended up with a grand total of 33 cards sent out. Not as many as some years, but more than others, so a happy medium. I was curious how many cards others sent out, and asked a few people -- I seem to be around average for those who send cards, but well above people who aren't card senders. And I had a very interesting conversation with a twenty-something who sends out cards in the traditional manner, and she mentioned how much her cohorts enjoy getting 'real mail', but curiously, she said they they don't hardly ever reciprocate. Apparently, getting a card doesn't make them think, oh hey, I should send one back, they just receive it as a gift. Which is quite an interesting way to think about it. I have to say, I mostly get return cards *after* I send cards out, so I highly suspect that I wouldn't get cards if I didn't send them! (Which...I enjoy getting the cards, and I enjoy sending them...but I don't want my friends and family to feel obligated...what a tender subject!) Card count out: 33 Current cards received: 4

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Long nap, big chair

I had a fun day outside, and when I came home, I was quite tired, and sat down in my big chair. The next thing I know, it is hours later! It was a wonderful nap, but now I'm up in the middle of the night. I'm too tired to do much of anything, but not quite sleepy enough to get back to bed. It's sort of nice, though, to be up in the middle of the night. I've got the tv on for company, and I did some dishes, and also ran the dishwasher, which was very comforting (I wouldn't have guessed that!) in its washing noises. I feel as if I'm in a little deep night cocoon, all wrapped up in the dark and the outside quiet, while my little home is a soft, yellow beacon of activity.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

I've Been a Long Time Gone....

Hello!!! I'm so sorry to have been missing for so long. It's been a trial for a while now. But finally, the stars are aligned, and I should be around more regularly. I needed some time to get things in order--my personal life is about as busy as my home is cluttered, and today was the first day in I don't even know how long that I didn't have to go *anywhere*. I stayed home the entire time, and I finally had a chance to get things in order. This is a busy time of year anyway, but lately I feel like life has been moving at warp speed. I need a pause button! Life gets busy again for the next four days, as I have to go and do some training for work, but I'm going to try to pop on and say hello. But I'm glad to be on the other side of the whirlwind, and while it isn't exactly calm, it is not quite as seriously busy as it was. Heck, there might even be time to *gasp*, write something! I've managed to find the time to edit for a few people, but I need to focus on my own writing and editing, too. That would be so nice. :-)