Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Chit-Chat

MENTAL STATUS: "Upbeat". My sore throat is almost gone, and I'm 95% wrapped and shopped.

My writing has suffered this week.

You know it. I know it. And my now my critique partners know it. Oh well. I hadn't really expected to write this week anyway, but I had HOPED. Maybe there's still a chance...

Yesterday I was out finishing up the bulk of my shopping and still looking for that "extra gift" for my mom (that I'd already searched five stores for) when I saw something even better. And it was 50% off and I got an extra 15 % off of that! She's going to like this gift SO much better, too. I'm really a happy pappy now.

I have to say that I bought really nice gifts for the family this year . Not that I don't normally do a spectacular job, but this year I really raised the bar higher. I hope they like them.

On another issue, I'm almost ready to call the country music station I listen to and complain. They play that "Christmas Shoes" song ALL THE TIME.

Now, don't get me wrong, it's a lovely song, but I think... maybe... too lovely. That song makes me cry every dang time I hear it!! I can't get ready in the morning when my mascara is running down my face. Ugh. It grabs me right in the heart and twists viciously. Enough already! Play that song in the afternoon. Or night, when nobody has to see my blubbering face.

Anyhew, I hope to finish up shopping today. Or bust. And make one type of cookie. I'm thinking white chocolate cranberry. If I have time, I think I'll read--or write.

What are you doing today?


Chicki said...

You're doing well. I still have two gifts to buy, so I'm headed out in about an hour. Nothing's wrapped yet.

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours in my favorite Starbuck's trying to finish chapter 12 of Hot Fun. My brother's coming from Jersey for Christmas, so I don't think I'll be writing much next week. Maybe.

Have a great day.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a fun day! Baking cookies and shopping and maybe writing! I get to do that tomorrow. The in-laws are keeping the kiddos and the goal is to get all last minute things done. Of course, I have a cold right now so I might just spend the day sleeping! ;o) Or divide it up and sleep half...can you tell I don't know what to do with my free time anymore? I get so excited about it I wind up filling it up doing stuff that I haven't done in a while and never rest!

Prixie said... really doing well. may you and your loved ones have a blessed festive season