"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Sanity in an Eggnog Milkshake

Or maybe I mean MacEggnog.

I'm racing around all week like a maniac with too many scheduled meetings--meeting here, meeting there, meeting everywhere. In fact, the only proper meals I've eaten have been at lunch meetings or dinner meetings. The rest of the time, I'm eating--well, mostly drinking--on the move. Mobile meals are the norm.

My Christmas spirit has lain dormant, except when I'm slurping down a fabulous, festive, and filling Eggnog Milkshake. I've swallowed 'em for lunch, I've downed 'em as dinner.

Due to an impending, incoming blizzard, the church Christmas party tomorrow night has already been cancelled. I'm sorry about that. However, I had a moment of epiphany (yes, in Advent) while slurping yet another noggy post-meeting shake.

The blizzard will keep me housebound. Being snowed in means I can finally get down to decorating. As embarassing as it is to confess, that gorgeous green tree is unadorned, due to my frantic rushing around day and night.

Our tallest ladder stands ready. My fave holiday tunes are stacked by the cd player. The boxes of ornaments have been unearthed.

I can hardly wait!

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