The atmopsphere is very festive. A pair of kids are eager for Santa's annual visit and are currently bouncing off the walls. The tree is lit and decorated and a multitude of gifts are crammed beneath. In the spirit of the season we are snowed under.
Last night I took Willow out for her midnight constitutional and snapped a few pictures.
I actually find myself not minding the snow...too much.
This morning my wife and I were shovelling out when the most musical Christmas noise imaginable drifted on the wind...our neighbour with his borrowed snowblower heading across the road to clear the end of our plowed-in driveway. Ahhhh - like a choir of angels!
I've been under the weather this past week or so. Unfortunately Gerry won't be done in time but I plan to secretly work on it while we visit the in-laws over the Holidays.
We have been entertaining visitors - friends from Vancouver - my mother before she left to spend Christmas with my sister in Newfoundland - and I even had a nice little chat with the local Jehova's Witness guy before wishing him a
Merry Christmas and sending him on his way.
As the holiday descends I, Santalike, am making a list. I currently have nine items on submission with various publications. I am in the midst of preparing an application for an MFA Creative Writing
program. I have several stories in different degrees of completedness that will need to find homes in the New Year AND I have two kids, a dog and a wonderful, patient wife who all need some extra special attention at this time of year.
Merry Christmas to all.