Friday, December 01, 2006

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...

What's that got to do with today's blog? Nothing:-) I'm just a bit cool and since it is Dec. first, it seemed appropriate.

Actually, why not? Christmas, or whatever December holiday you celebrate, is a general time of giving. We give to charities, friends, family and who knows how many others. But what do we give ourselves?

How about permission to write a little less during this holiday season. There are so many things going on and who needs the guilt.

And of course more time with the family. I say enjoy them while you can. The kids only stay small so long. You will always have dishes to wash, laundry to do and things to dust.

But don't forget to take time for yourself. Get that hot bubble bath, quiet alone time or bite of chocolate you've been wanting. If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to get all the things you need to do done.

Oh...when someone asks what you'd like for Christmas, tell them. My favorite gift is that gift card from Books a Million. That lets me get the books I want, whether it be another writing book or just something to read for pleasure.

Now...if I can just find the dogs barking Jingle Bells cd:--)


1 comment:

Cheryl said...

The wisdom of the troll shines through again. But alas, I cannot heed your advice. I want to finish my NaNo project. So I guess I will just have to take care of myself in some other way - how about getting to sleep before 2AM one night a week?

Another fine post Speck. You amaze me.