I’ve spent the past week and a half:
- wrapping and unwrapping gifts.
- baking and eating cookies.
- playing Monopoly, Apples to Apples, CatchPhrase, and a strangely addictive Nerf target shooting game.
- ice skating.
- visiting with my parents, who made our whole Christmas by coming to visit.
- getting ready for my husband’s family, a great number of whom will arrive to ring in the New Year with us in festive, noisy fashion tomorrow.
- reading grownup books (I just got an ARC of Jamie Ford’s HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, and it’s delicious so far.)
- reading kids’ books (E and I are in the middle of THE MAGIC HALF by Annie Barrows and loving it.)
- hanging out on the sun porch, which is a treat because we don’t always keep it heated in the winter time and because it has this view on winter mornings before anyone else is awake.
- And writing! The sun porch has been my office this week. I finally finished my new MG novel, SUGAR ON SNOW. Those of you who took part in JoNoWriMo might remember that I meant to have the draft done by November 30th. Then I meant to have it done by December 23rd. Instead, I wrote the last chapter just after midnight on December 27th. But it’s done before 2009, and that makes me very happy. Anyone want to join me in a January Revision Club?
I hope your holiday season has been wonderful and fun and restful. Happy New Year! And may 2009 be the year all of your wishes come true.