Well. The holidays are over. My tree is still up, but since it folds like an umbrella, I should have no problem at all putting it away one of these days. It was a bittersweet Christmas, what with Matthew and Molly and the boys now living out of town. But I had my usual New Year's Eve shindig, and of course we celebrated Kosher Christmas on Jan. 7. Oh, yeah--my sister's side door was jammed, and when I, laden with bags and boxes, trudged around through the snow to her back door, I tripped on a step and landed on my face* because of COURSE she didn't think to shovel a path for me. Luckily my spinach dip was in a plastic container (which broke).
* We agreed this was payback for when she tripped over my doggy gate and nearly busted her head open.
I am officially a Fall Risk. No more Life Alert jokes.
Inspired by newport2newport
I'm going to try to spend more time here rather than on Facebook. It's true that once you stop blogging, people forget about you. I've pretty much given up Twitter, though I keep getting those "So-and-So is now following you on Twitter!" notices. I'm not sure who
they think they're following, because it sure isn't me. :) GRAPEMO
begins on February 1st! Remember, unlike NaNo, all you need is a Personal Writing Goal
to work on throughout the month. I hope a lot of you will join me. Soon I'll be working on edits for my YA paranormal (STILL UNTITLED!) but with any luck at all I'll also be writing. I'll post the particulars tomorrow.
I spent this afternoon catching up with an old friend--a guy I've know, literally, all my life but haven't seen him in 25 years. It's so amazing to hang out with someone who shares your history and who is not
a family member. His parents and mine were very close friends. Looking at pictures of his mom and dad nearly brought me to tears because I have so many wonderful memories of them. Funny how chapters of your life may have closed ages ago; then, unexpectedly, they open right up again.
A school assembly I was supposed to attend in Dayton tomorrow was canceled (which is probably a good thing--it's snowing like crazy here!) so I have an extra day off to catch up a few things I've been avoiding.
Like blogging!!! xx