Forget the lazy days of summer. I am caught smack dab in the middle of the lazy days of winter. I am fortunate to have time off from work around the holidays, and I've been making the most of my vacation. Visits with family and friends, reading, movie watching, and napping. In fact, if I get any lazier, I might actually become part of my couch.
I wouldn't say it's the doldrums. I am rather enjoying this hiatus from real life.
Of course, I'm not accomplishing much of anything. Except perhaps replenishing my spirit from the hustle and bustle of the past few weeks. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas and everything that goes along with it. But there's a lot that goes on and it's nice to have this time to sit back and relax and enjoy the wonder of the winter majesty around me.
I hope you all are taking some time to do the same.
Thanks to everyone who visited last week for my portion of the Christmas Ride. I had a blast being part of the Ride this year. Good luck to those of you keeping your list of carols for the big contest. Remember, to spread more Christmas cheer, we're giving one lucky person a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate! All you need to do to enter is attend each day's blog post, identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice! Send it to Christmasrideblog@live.com by midnight, CST Dec. 31st 2008! There's still time!
As for my contest to win a PDF copy of "This Time for Always", for those of you who left a comment about your favorite part of Christmas, I put all of your names in a coffee mug and had my favorite elf (aka my fabulous husband) pick a name.
And the winner is....
Kim, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get you your copy of "Always".
And, now, I need to be on my way. The couch is calling my name.
Until next time,
Happy Reading and Happy New Year. May all of your wishes and dreams come true in 2009!