This is a busy, bustling time of year for me. I celebrate Christmas with lots of lights and decorations and two Christmas trees. When I realize how long it takes for me to get all the decorating finished, I tell myself that I will cut back next year, but it never happens. I love the season!
I also make time to shop for gifts and wrap them. I bake cookies. I send cards. I go to Christmas Eve Mass and attend a concert or a play. I also get together with friends and family for numerous holiday parties. Busy and fun both!
My husband and I also celebrate our wedding anniversary during the Christmas holidays. He was in the Navy when we married, and the wedding had to be planned for when he was on his Christmas leave. So our anniversary has become part of our holiday celebrating.
My year-round activities continue, even through the holidays. There is still church on Sunday, as well as writers’ meetings to attend and my weekly lunch with my siblings and daughters. Finding time to write gets tougher, but I manage to fit in a few hours here and there.
This year, I launched a new book in October, so I also have book signings planned for this crazy, busy, bustling month.
And remember! Books make excellent Christmas gifts. They need no batteries, they can take a reader to interesting places and even other time periods, and they can make a reader laugh or touch a reader’s heart.
Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, whether or not you do the holidays in a big way, please have a happy, healthy, and safe December. And take time to enjoy it all.
Then check back in 2018 to this spot to see what I am up to next.