Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I hope you are all experiencing the magic of this time of year.

The weather outside is far from frightful, unless you count the huge temperature snaps we're having. One day the high is 48, and the next it's 72. Last year we had a white Christmas (one of only a handful I can recall); this Christmas it's supposed to be 52 degrees and sunny.

I've been taking full advantage of the break from school. We had some electrical and plumbing work done around the house that's been sorely needed since we moved in. I've cleaned and organized the place within an inch of its life.

I finally finished The Tudors, which I started last Christmas. I've crocheted a bunch of stuff.

I started rewriting/revising one of my novels from last year, the one that's always whispering in the back of my head.

I've had good news and bad news.

I went to a fun Christmas party last Saturday and saw friends from college whom I haven't seen in 5 years.

Hubby and I saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Equally important and exciting were the trailers for The Dark Knight Rises and John Carter. I read the John Carter of Mars series when I was a kid and have been excited for this movie since I heard about it--and even better, it actually looks pretty good!

I'm trying hard not to count how few days I have remaining of break and instead just enjoy the crap out of what I do have. That's the secret to life, I guess: enjoy the crap outta stuff while you still have it.

Happy holidays, my friends.

My Christmas tree. It looked better before I took 2/3 of the presents to my in-laws' house (where they will be opened.) 


Old Kitty said...

Aww Summer! Here's to enjoying the crap out of stuff! Yay!!! Happy Christmas!!! Your tree is LOVELY! Take care!

Lola Sharp said...

Yep, enjoy the crap outta every single moment. :)

The new tree looks gorgeous!

Sooo, you are writing that story...and not the new story? *sigh* You are as bad as me for bouncing around. And leaving me hanging. ;)

Merry Christmas, love!

Squeezy holiday hugs,

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's right, you just enjoy the crap out of your break!
And I know - we had frost yesterday morning and right now it's in the seventies. And a little warm. I hate this weather!

Anonymous said...

A break is always nice. As is Dark Knight Rises and John Carter of Mars. Can't wait for both!!!!

Linda G. said...

It's a lovely tree. :)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Yay! Merry Christmas!!
We'll actually be having a non-white christmas this year, which is only the second one i can remember. It kinda sucks, but what can you do?
But still, Yay Christmas!

Matthew MacNish said...

You can't fret over gifts that have another final destination. Whoa, did I just reference a really dumb movie?

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Happy Holidays, Summer!!

DL Hammons said...

Enjoy the crap outta stuff while you still have it!

Hallmark will be call soon!!

Merry Christmas, Summer! Be safe!! :)

Romina Garcia said...

I think I'm going to use that quote! Quite profound really! Happy Holidays!