Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Where Does the Time Go?

Just yesterday it was Thanksgiving... I have no shopping done for Christmas, nor do I have any of my cards sent out, or my indoor decorating complete. I haven't listened to Christmas CD's nonstop, nor have I baked all the cookies I need to. And on Friday, I leave for 4 days in Florida, smack dab in the middle of everything!!!

It's been crazy. In November, I got sick, and with NaNoWriMo, things got REALLY backed up around the house. I cleaned the daylights out of everything before my dad got here, but of course, Hurricane George and Hurricane Judy simultaneously swept through, and pretty much laid waste to my hard work. But I haven't done a whole lot to make up for it--the circulars from black Friday are STILL strewn around the coffee table... Too much energy to pick them up.

Plus my cold has been dragging on and on and on. To date I am mostly fine, although I do have a nagging frog in my throat.

I've been busy sending "the book" around and trying to solicit feedback from it. My in-laws LOVED it and Michael LOVED it, but haven't heard from my own family yet. I'm working on a little worksheet to give the people who read it and then I'll send it out to a few folks. I found an option for getting it published and copyrighted, and I'm hopeful that it might work out, but I have some work to do on it still. If you're interested in possibly reading it, let me know. We had our "Thank God It's Over" party last night here in Fredericksburg, but actually, I'm kind of disappointed that it's over. I don't know what to do with myself, and until I get some more feedback, I don't have any real ideas about areas for improvement. My sister gave me a couple of suggestions back in November for just one of the chapters, and I was able to add 3,000 words in one sitting, so it's definitely valuable to hear what other people think. Oh, and I read an excerpt at the TGIO party and was well received. So that's good.

I've started YouTubing for real, and have posted 5 (?) videos to date. I love the new video camera--it's tons of fun.

And before you ask, no, I don't know what I want for Christmas. :-P

Otherwise, it's quiet. I'll spend tonight cleaning the house and then tomorrow Michael and I are going to see "For Your Consideration." Then Friday night I fly out around 8pm. I haven't been to the Orlando Airport in a LONG time, so it'll be interesting to try and find my mother there. And just as I was getting Tampa down pat. DARN IT.

When I get back, fortunately it's a pay week, and so I can do the Christmas shopping for real, and will probably spend all day on the 22nd doing the baking. Cards, I just don't know... It's even a pain at this point trying to get to the post office. UGH.

So that's the update for now... Ta ta!

2 pearl(s) of wisdom:

nettiemac said...

I haven't done a thing either. Too much going on.... Hopefully, I'll work on my cards this weekend. They're all bought, it is just a matter of getting them signed and out.

I haven't done any shopping. But then again, I'm getting everyone on my list a gift card to a favorite store, so that makes it much easier! Even my godchildren are getting a token present with a gift card to Target attached! :) They got it last year, and they love to spend money, so......

I'm sick of the 24/7 Christmas music on the stations (see newest rant on my blog), and have a few VERY select songs I'm listening to at the office. Meanwhile, my coworker has been listening to the all-Christmas streaming since before Thanksgiving..... but she's happy because for the first time in ages, she's not going out of town for Christmas (she usually flies to her mom's but she HATES flying).

If the decided lack of holiday spirit makes me a Grinch, so be it. I'm still recovering from all the years that Christmas became a chore while working at the church. It may take me 10 more years to truly get back to enjoying the holidays.

LK Hunsaker said...

I'm ready to hit the big January Edit! Well, I'm sort of ready. Right now, I'm enjoying time "off" with family. :-)