December 13, 2009

Tis the Season

Santa Baby
Just slip a sable under the tree
For Me
Been an awful good girl
Santa Baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

That song is my favorite Christmas song but not because of the lyrics. I began singing that song to Danny during our first Christmas season together and the following Christmas Eve he proposed to me while that song played. My friend Kathy's favorite Christmas song is Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer and she is a grandmother of eight hmm......

As for the traditional Christmas songs Silent Night and Little Drummer Boy would be tied for first. Silver Bells is one of my favorites because it reminds me of my mother. Then I have to go with Rudolph, I've always had a fondness for the little fellow. Christmas is about the kids so I would also go with Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Christmas songs have a different meaning for everyone. Some people hate Christmas songs...Bah humbug to you too! I guess the radio does start playing them too early but I look forward to hearing my song for the first time of the season.

We put up the tree last night and decorated it today and they got so excited it was funny. I remember doing the same thing with my parents and brother during the Christmas seasons when I was young. My father used to put the tree up and hang the lights then my mother, brother and I would hang the decorations. It's nice to have a similar tradition around here with the grandkids. I still have a few of the ornaments that I had made as a child and I made a point to show them to the kids when I hung them.

Sorry! I didn't post in November like I had said I would but it turned into a crazy month. I went to Wisconsin for a weekend to write and that was fantastic. I wrote more than 10,000 words in three days. I loved it! I was keeping up with my daily goal and was very happy with myself. Then, I ended up working extra days and eventually fell behind. I ended up the month with 41k and part of a story. I am now working on revising Chain Reaction one more time before I start sending it out again. That way I am letting the two versions of Bar Time rest for a while before I work on them again. So far I am liking what I read in Chain Reaction.

Well, that is all for now. I will post again sometime soon and let you know about my goals for the new year but if time runs away from me again I want to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas filled with love and joy and a New Year full of hope.

Good night and happy writing.