It’s December and I actually feel relief, which must mean that I need a psychological exam–stat! Here comes Christmas with all of that stress, but not for me. I used every single allocated bit of stress for the entire year last month in a great feat of failure called NaNoWriMo. I felt bad from midnight until 12:14 am on December 1 and then went to sleep and am currently moving on with life. It wasn’t my year to win NaNo. However, I came out of it with four possible (bad) ideas for novels. Ha!
The past couple of days I’ve been a buzz of activity.
Tree’s up and most of the decorating done. I am not a fanatic, you know, unless something is standing still and then I decorate it. 😉 Scout has long learned to keep moving at the beginning of December if I had something that looks like garland in my hand.
But there’s been something concrete and cathartic about decorating this year, which sounds strange, but tis true. Sometimes in the past I’ve felt “oh, gee, decorating” (hide a yawn), “yippee…” with no enthusiasm. This year was a different kettle of fish. (No fish were actually harmed in decorating, I promise.) I felt a strange sense of achievement in putting up lights and organizing–maybe that’s because I didn’t feel much achievement in November. (Whine, whine, whine–and whine no more! However, we are open to wine.)
I’ve just started a new “job.” I will be interning with Entangled Publishing, which I’m really excited about. It isn’t a crazy commitment (considering that I’m currently stretched thin (ha, not physically)) and I’m positive I will learn a lot and everyone I’ve ever dealt with at Entangled has always been cool, so I think this will be a great experience.
Louie the loaner dog is still here, although sometimes you aren’t sure as he does a really great impression of a dog blanket in a dog bed. But he’s there (and not decorated). Sometimes the blanket moves and murmurs.
This was going to be a quick post, but have you ever sat at your computer, begun sticking images in and then realize you really need to edit those images and what happens is that you spend at least 15 minutes editing an image only to realize that maybe you should just take it again and then edit that new one? Is it just me who falls into the great dark void that is my computer?
I was actually considering doing WordPress’ daily prompt. I was on tenterhooks as I clicked on the page to see what the word was. It was tenterhooks so I figured, oh, well. That’s not happening. Maybe tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.
I expect December to be the least stressful month of the year thus far. Yep, I am a little crazy. But I’ve decided to take it easy, unwind, and rejuvenate.
Hopefully I’ll provide you all with a fun serial. I have one in mind. We’ll see.
Oh, one last thing. I have been remiss in not providing a squirrel picture lately. Here you go. They just had seeds and peanuts put out. Their squirrely webcams must have been on alert because they arrived in no time.
You all be good and safe and well and have a great week! Thanks for visiting!