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Tuesday, December 15 2015
The 12 hectic days before Christmas

Usually, I hope that my blog will bring something of interest to my readers, a review of a new book I just read and loved, a reflection on something of national or international interest, or just amusing stories from my adventures. But today I confess, I have no such thing to offer. I had a lovely visit at my son’s for Thanksgiving and was doubly blessed to have all my children and nearly all my grandchildren, my dad and my sister with us to share the traditional family feast day. Then I returned home with just three weeks to get everything accomplished that I needed to get done before I left to visit my daughter and her family for Christmas.

Fall and the rush toward Christmas would be a lot easier, except that I have all three of my daughters, my daughter-in-law and six grandchildren with birthdays between October 12th and December 18th. Before I even finish shopping, wrapping and shipping birthday gifts, preparation for Christmas is upon me. Mix in to that annual reality the fact that this year I had two writer’s meetings, two book signings, and my semi annual cleaning at the dentist and my annual physical. Never mind the various holiday gatherings I’ve been blessed to be invited to.


The List                    Sewing the dresses                   Jewelry making         Wrapping              

So, forgive me for being rushed today. I promise, on Saturday there will be a new blog up, the monthly Blog Hop that I join and this month the topic will be Being an author during the hectic holiday schedule. When the topic was announced and the question asked, “How do you fit writing into your busy holiday schedule or do you take a vacation?” I had just gotten out a clipboard to write down all the things I needed to get done before my flight on the 21st and writing was NOT on it. But there were two things I still had to get written so it should have been. I added it of course and I’m still praying to get it crossed off.


     Sewing is completed in time to take advantage of a perfect day for a walk on the beach.

I also have to confess, that these last three days have been so warm and beautiful I just had to go for a walk on the beach – there won’t be many like this before spring comes back. I’m thankful also that I don’t have company coming because my house is a factory right now with sewing, wrapping and jewelry projects spread out everywhere. At least my bed and Duff’s are still clear so we can crawl in at night and rest up for the next day’s busyness. Maybe a glass of wine to unwind in the evening would also be a good idea! Anyway, check in Saturday to find out if I survived the week.

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