Good Morning All,
Well, normally in the part of Texas I live you don't hear sleigh bells unless someone is shaking them, but a girl can dream, right?
This is a fabulous time of year for me. I LOVE Christmas. I love the music, the lights, the sights, the smells, the readings at Church, the Church getting decorated, Christmas books, shows, Christmas Trees--I love it all. I even have a wreath for the door this year that I have to get hung up.
Our tree is up and pretty much ready to be decorated, so I figure tonight when my husband gets home he can get the Christmas box down from the attic and I'll decorate while he and my son are out (so that the breakable decorations don't get flung everywhere by my very curious, but not exactly the most gentle of hands, son). He'll love that when he gets home and sees all the decorations (my son loves lights and things like that).
Today I'm buckling down and going to really work on Conjure A Man--not just pretend to, really work on it. I think I identified what was hanging me up and took care of that last week, now it's time to move the poor story along. (I've revised it so many times, and I'm sure I'll revise it many more times LOL).
I had a weird dream about a Christmas party I'm going to attend in December, but fortunately I don't think the party will be like that. I dreamt that it was like secret Santa store or something rather than the gift exchange we talked about. Weird, huh?
I'm beginning to prep for Christmas on a spiritual level by re-reading The Great Divorce by CS Lewis (one of my favorites by him...I sometimes like it better than the Narnia books; although I love the Narnia books).
I've got a good chunk of my Christmas shopping (and wrapping) done. Normally I start in October Christmas shopping, but we were behind schedule this year, but have made up for lost time.
Mistake I learned from:
Do NOT get the same style gift card for more than one person unless you're going to have the exact same amounts. Otherwise, get the cashier to put in the amounts (or identify it some other way) so you don't go through the stress I went through! (I had to scratch off to get the number and pin number so I could check which was which and then email the people so that they'd know why it was already scratched off when they get it!) Talk about embarrassing.
Most of you probably already knew not to do this, and I think I did, too, but I suffered from a bout of "forgetfulness" and didn't.
Oh! Before I forget...is anyone working on a Christmas story? If so, drop me a line and tell me about it, if you don't mind sharing. I love Christmas stories.
Do you have a Christmas mistake you can share?
Have A Merry Monday!