Ok, ok so I took an extra week off from what I expected to do but I'm glad I did. I am finished with all my Christmas shopping (except for my husband) and have almost everything wrapped and shipped. What a relief that is! Now I can use the next couple of weeks to do other fun Christmas stuff like baking cookies. Yum... christmas cookies is the one thing I make for myself every Christmas. I can do without everything else if I have to, but those frosted cookies are a must have!
I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't done a lick of writing since before Thanksgiving. I've been too busy with other things and decided I needed this break. I'm jealous of all the other writers out there that continue to write, shop, wrap, ship, bake, decorate and don't even take a break. I've been able to fit all of that into my schedule except the writing part!! But I'll get back to writing full speed after the holidays. I want to be able to write again with a fresh, rested mind, and be more creative than ever!
At least that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Thanksgiving was great for us this year. My parents came down to visit the week before and then we drove them up to Texas for our actual Thanksgiving. My two oldest nieces live there and their parents came down from Wisconsin so we got to see them as well. So we had lots to be thankful for.
Here's a couple photo's of the decorating I did around our house. Don't ask me why I go to all the trouble since we are having no company and it's going to just be myself, my husband, our two dogs and cat this year but I just have to decorate with all the lights or it just isn't Christmas to me.
This is our tree. The photo doesnt do it justice. It really is gorgeous but it looks a little skinny and needing more presents here!!
Here is the fireplace mantel.
This is a the top of a cabinet I decorated.
And here is a photo of my christmas village. You can't really see it well but the house you see is a Children's Book house!
And here is a full view of the village.
My village isn't very big but I just love looking at it. We don't get much snow down here so looking at my village covered in fake snow, kind of brings me back to home in Ohio.
Ok, that's it! I have other spots decorated but these are my favorite. How about you, have you finished your decorating?
Next week, I'll be posting an interview with my sister and mom about their newly released book Twist of Fate. The ebook is available now at amazon http://www.amazon.com/Twist-of-Fate-ebook/dp/B00AFRSZYG/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1354805198&sr=8-7&keywords=twist+of+fate and the print book should be available any day now. Stay tuned!
Posted by Allyn Stotz at 8:52 AM