Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Is It? Pour Me Another Cup of joe

Good Morning Everybody,

Today is probably a 2 coffee day. Why? Because my coffee is almost gone and I still don't feel very awake. It could be that my son woke me right in the middle of a dream (odd dream, but still, I was in deep sleep at that point) or it could be that it would've been nice if I had fallen asleep earlier. 11 p.m. isn't too horrible in my house for going to bed, just doesn't always meant that by 11:30 I'm asleep. I just don't fall asleep quickly. Do you? I admire those who do (my husband is one of those people who can lay down and 10 minutes later be asleep...I don't know how he does it). Are you that type or does it take you awhile like me?

I haven't been doing a lot of writing on Conjure A Man because I've been doing mostly editing and rewrites. It's kind of helping me because now I can go back to the beginning, see what was the strongest writing and maybe fix up any problems I'm having with the later chapters. I'm also kind of excited because I'm getting an idea for another story. I'm thinking of having it being a companion to Conjure A Man; but centered around a different character. And who's the lucky winner? Caruso, Delaney's best friend, Vampire extraordinaire. I just love him. He was a lot of fun to come up with and use later in the story and have her interact with. He's egocentric, dramatic, but he's a sweetheart underneath everything else. He cares a lot about Delaney, even if he is rather presumptuous about their friendship. So I'm thinking about having a story for Caruso.

In other news my weekend was all right. My husband worked Saturday for most of the day, but that's okay. That evening we went up to the Mall and that was fun. Sunday we went to Church and to the Library and my son and I went to the Grocery store. LOL

September is fast approaching. And I'm beginning to think Christmas thoughts (I know, early, but I'll explain). My husband allows me to start Christmas shopping in October. I love Christmas and I usually start thinking about what would make good gifts as I'm looking around stores during the summer. I have a lot of people to shop for (not complaining, I just do!) So I like to try and have ideas beforehand.

I love Christmas. I love the lights, the music, the decorations, the cooler weather, the way the Church is decorated, the readings, the food! I love it all. I am a major Christmas fanatic. In fact, my husband is hard pressed to keep me out of Christmas places. I would've gone to Bronner's when we were in Frankenmuth this summer, but I had a really bad headache, so I couldn't go (I was very disappointed).

Bronner's is a Christmas fanatic's dream come true. It's a gigantic store almost entirely dedicated to Christmas stuff (they have a FEW other things). It's open almost all year round (except for a few days out of the year). And yes, it has a catalog and an online store. It's maginificent. And it's in Frankenmuth, Michigan. I've been there ONCE (which was enough to scare my husband out of ever going there again) and it was overwhelming. I didn't know where to start at first!

Frankenmuth is a wonderful little town to visit. I've been there a few times. I've eaten at
The Brewery twice (so good). I've walked around some of the little shops they have near the place where you buy tickets for the Riverboat. I've been up and down Main Street, to several of the places there. I've been to The Cheese Haus (awesome) and to The Fudge Kitchen (the fudge is very rich), and to The Harvest Coffeehouse & Beanery. Like I said, it's a lot of fun and there's some nice little shops to visit and some good food to be had.

I don't know how I went from talking to writing to Christmas, but hey, sometimes I go where my thoughts take me. Speaking of Coffee...time to get that second one! Y'all (yes, I'm in Texas, and that's how we talk) have a great day!

Have A Merry Monday!


Regina Milton said...

How funny! I have two main things in common with you-

My husband falls asleep with in a few minutes of laying down...consistently. I take an hour or more to get to sleep some times.

Also, I love Christmas. The meaning, the music, the decorations. It is my favorite day.

Since I am in Texas as well, I definitely appreciate the cooler weather. I love the general feeling around Christmas time. It just seems like the whole world is more peaceful.

J.J. Bennett said...

I like cooler weather as well. October is my favorite month. I LOVE Halloween!!!! The candy corn, the costumes, the decor...I can't wait! I'll wait until after Halloween to even START thinking Christmas. One thing at a time... Glad things are going well writing!

bethanyintexas said...

Regina--I bet you appreciated the "Y'all" part as well LOL. Ever been to Demaris for Barbecue?

J.J--I love October, but not a huge fan of Halloween. My birthday's in October, which could explain why I love it--also, that's usually when it starts getting cooler here.

Stephanie Faris said...

My boyfriend drinks coffee every morning. I'm a diet soda woman myself!

As for sleep, I've found sleep deprivation helps me fall RIGHT to sleep. Since I met him, I've gone from 8 hours a night to about 6...and I'm usually about to crash around 8 p.m.!

Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year!

bethanyintexas said...


I'm a night person, so 8 p.m. is too early for me to crash. Sleep deprivation doesn't seem to help my going to sleep faster LOL

I can't wait for the cooler weather...I miss long sleeves, pants, sweatshirts, my "cloak" (it's like a cape, but it's one of those that looks like someone's wearing a blanket. It's black and has a hood. My husband loves it on me, I don't know why, but he does; for myself, I love it when it gets cold enough for him to put on his black leather jacket...whooo!)