Monday, November 12, 2007

NaNoWriMo Day 12

First, I know it’s only November 12th, but let me take this opportunity to say how much I Love Christmas. We went shopping today—Christmas shopping—and even though it’s kind of stressful buying gifts for people (you don’t know if they want it/have it/even need it), I love shopping during the “holidays.” Today the store was playing Christmas music, and the decorations were out . . . I think I touched everything even remotely related to the season (and DH pressed every musical stuffed animal for the kiddo). She had a great time, though, and we couldn’t leave without buying her a “my little pony,” and I got her a Disney Princess book, because as far as two-year-olds go, she was a very good little girl today.

So, now I’m wishing I could put up my Christmas tree (a real one, of course, because the Best Smell Ever is the Frasier fir tree), and listen to Manheim Steamroller, and watch twinkling lights and White Christmas. (Sigh).

Unfortunately it’s supposed to be about 70 degrees here, today, which doesn’t really do much for the Christmas spirit, but I know that, in a few weeks 103.3 is going to start playing Christmas music, then it WILL be time to get a tree, and I will thoroughly enjoy the holidays because I’m taking the entire month off to Relax.

Oh yeah, and I had a Very Productive NaNo day yesterday, and wrote over 3,000 words! And so . . . I’m no longer a day behind, but caught up. Today I will reach *today’s* goal, and will celebrate by watching Antonio Banderas tango. Because really, there’s nothing more inspiring than inner-city students learning to dance.

Great, the DH is trying to wrap. Must Go.

Time: 2:40pm

18,355: number of NaNo words written
31,645: words to go

2 comments:

Derek Burress said...

I like real Christmas trees as well but every since we let the dog run around the house, he tends to forget that he's still inside after seeing the tree. In other words, a raised leg!

Leigh Brescia said...

Derek--

That is hilarious! Yeah, I might have to think twice about real trees if my dog did that.

If you need a Christmas *fix* the best alternative is a candle that smells like a Christmas tree. I searched high and low (so much it annoyed my family), and found one just last year. I don't know what it's called, but they’re at Cracker Barrel. It *might* be a Yankee Candle, but don’t quote me on that. It’s green, and it is the Best Christmas Candle Ever.