Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's Starting To Look a Lot Like Christmas

Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don't know what exactly, but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times. ~Kate L. Bosher

We're going to get our tree today -- normally, we would have gotten it yesterday, but DH and DD were off helping some of our in-laws lay hardwood floor in their home. They're going again today, but it shouldn't take all day, so when they get home, we'll go tree shopping. We rearranged the living room last night to accommodate the tree, and I'll go bring down the decorations today, so we'll be set.

I'm trying desperately to get into the Christmas spirit -- I haven't yet, but hopefully once the tree is up, the stocking are hung by the chimney (with care), baking commences, etc., then I'll be humming "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" with a smile on my face. :-)

When do you put up your tree (assuming that you do)? Right after Thanksgiving? Later? My in-laws leave their tree up through Epiphany, so they get theirs up later. Our tree typically comes down almost immediately following Christmas.


I worked more on Stiller Creek yesterday -- I like the change! I'm trying not to make the new police chief too much of a cliche, but the fact is: he's lazy and in the pocket of the guy who owns the town, so he is a bit cliched. I like the story, though.

I also gave myself a stern talking to about all the barely started, half done, almost completed and completely done books and stories I have laying around. Instead of starting anything new for a while, I'm going to finish what I have. I like all of them, I just need to hunker down and push through the hard parts.


RE: The Aurora YA/ Middle Grade site that we were launching on January first. We weren't able to garner as much interest as we'd hoped, so we're going to start out slowly -- with only *some* of the items a full site would have. We'll have interviews and reviews for certain, and will add more as we get our name out a bit. We're now hoping for a full launch sometime around our LASR third anniversary.

If you know YA/MG authors, please let them know about Aurora. And if YOU are a YA/MG author, tell us what you'd like to see on the site -- is there something lacking in other reviews sites that you'd love to have happen? We're open to any and all suggestions (email: lasreviews AT gmail DOT com).


You Are Thanksgiving

You don't need a lot to make you feel happy during the holidays. You already feel very blessed.

It is easy for you to be thankful. You think the holidays are the perfect time to express your gratitude.

You are definitely not a materialistic person. If anything, you feel like the holiday season has been infected with greed.

An indulgent meal in a warm home surrounded by those close to you is more than enough. Anything extra is just whipped cream on your pumpkin pie.

That's about right! LOL...



Dru said...

My family would put the tree up 2 weeks after Thanksgiving.

re quiz: I'm Thanksgiving and it is accurate.

Good luck with finishing all your work in progress.

I hope you find a good tree.

Have a great Saturday.

Tori Lennox said...

I wish we were getting a real tree this year. Of course, we don't like the artificial tree we have and plan to give to our neighbors. Mom wants one of those trees with the LED lights already attached. I'd still rather have a real one. :)

Brandy said...

We'll put our tree up two weeks before Christmas. We buy real and with so many kitties and needles? Yeah, best to wait. *G* However, I do let hubs decorate the outside of the house with lights as soon as the first of December. *G*
I am Thanksgiving and it's pretty accurate.
Have fun decorating!

And have a fabulous day!

Ceri Hebert said...

There's a conflict concerning when a Christmas tree should go up in our house. My Dh likes to put it up the day after Thanksgiving, but that's much too soon for me. I don't think it should go up any earlier than the 10th-11th of December. But we both agree that it comes down the day after Christmas (though I could leave until Jan. 1st).

I'm not in the holiday spirit at all.

Yeah on the writing!