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  • Regularly write to my Grandma in Denmark.
  • Call my moms monthly.
  • Walk the dog three times a week.
  • Cook and eat better.
  • Re-institute the cleaning plan.
  • Work on my writing career--such as it is.
  • Reduce body fat and maintain current weight.
  • Take dance lessons with DH.
  • Do more crafts!
  • Take ballet and/or ice skating lessons.
  • Attend more STARS games.


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Friday, December 21, 2012

The countdown continues...

We're on the downhill slide to the big day and just about everything is ready. I'm waiting for one gift to arrive in the mail and one to arrive at a local store. If the mailed one doesn't arrive, not a big deal. The store one I'm not worried about. They guaranteed arrival by the 23rd. All presents in my possession are wrapped and under the tree. Woot!

Writing and revising has been a big bust this week. Too much going on to concentrate, I guess. I'm hoping once Wednesday comes, I'll feel motivated again. Of course, Wednesday means New Years is just around the corner and this year is going to be crazy, me thinks.

On Monday, I mentioned our competitor (who is no longer) and our advertisement. Well, on top of the half-page color ad on the back of the Thrifty Nickel, DH decided a billboard was in order. Only because the exit near our store was moved farther south, which is a good thing, but is no longer marked appropriately. And if they miss us, the next exit plays host to a handful of fireworks stands. He's afraid those stands would get our paper ad business. The billboard is in the perfect spot to say "EXIT NOW". So...crazy, best ever season. We need enough product and enough workers. Wish us luck.

On a less hectic note, tomorrow, I'm getting together with my critique partners to hang out and visit. We're going to bring goodies and an ornament for a little exchange and we're going to relax in the midst of last-minute holiday bustle. Fun, fun, fun.

Meanwhile, DD will be driving Sonshine southward to the store.

Today's countdown event involves food...Christmas morning breakfast. Since there's really no kitchen at the store, breakfast needs to be easy. The last few years we've just done cinnamon rolls and orange juice--DH's favorite--and it's worked out well. We've been cooking them two-at-a-time in the toaster oven, but I think this year we're going to pre-bake them at home and then just reheat in the microwave instead. :) Add frosting and TA-DA!

Today's Christmas song selections are from Glee. Let's go with Baby It's Cold Outside sung by Darren Criss and Chris Colfer for the first one. I just love their voices together.

And our second song is Last Christmas sung by Lea Michelle and Cory Monteith. Christmas breakfast a special occasion at your house?


Regina Richards said...

Christmas breakfast at our house is always a sausage souffle with a side of fresh fruit and either cranberry juice or hot chocolate, depending on the Christmas day weather. I do the souffle because it can be made the night before and go straight from the frig to the oven in the same dish. We usually unwrap gifts while it is baking and eat afterwards.

But this year my husband and oldest both work Christmas morning so we'll probably do the great unwrap on Christmas Eve or Christmas night. We'll see.

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  • DH = my husband
  • my Brown Eyed Girl = my oldest daughter
  • DD = my Darling Daughter (the younger one)
  • Sonshine or Marching Band Boy = my son
  • NT = the North Texas chapter of RWA
  • RWA = Romance Writers of America