Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Holiday Blur with Jeannie Watt

I hope everyone is enjoying the season. I love the holidays, but here’s how my holiday schedule inevitably unfolds:

   Day 1 – spend Thanksgiving with the family
   Day 2 – Christmas Eve

What happens to all the days in between those two events? They whip by at warp speed, that’s what. But this year I vowed things would be different. I no longer have a day job, so surely the time will slow down a little…?

Here’s how it’s going so far:

I bought Christmas cards early this year. Lost them during the move from Nevada to Montana, despite putting them in a place where I wouldn’t lose them. Bought new ones—before Thanksgiving, because the day after Thanksgiving is Christmas Eve. Found the old ones. Oddly neither new nor old cards have addressed and mailed themselves. However, I’m on this.

Bought a poinsettia in full glorious bloom instead of forgetting until all the good ones are gone.

Decided against a tree because my house is a maze of unpacked boxes and where in the boxes would I put it? Also…can’t find garlands, lights and decorations. That was kind of a deciding factor.

Decided that instead of buying big gifts for the immediate family, that we would choose recipients from the local giving tree. There’s nothing like packing and unpacking to convince a person that they have everything they need. And I do. I’ve been blessed and I’m grateful.

I’m slowing down, not trying to do it all. That makes the days pass more slowly and it gives me time to breath and enjoy the season. It feels good.

Happy Holidays Everyone! 

PS -- My book The Christmas Secret will be free on all platforms from December 14th-28th. Mark your calendars and enjoy Lil and Casey's story. 

Trapped in a cabin in a raging blizzard with the one man on earth who could turn her world upside down…this Christmas holiday was not playing out at all the way Lil Reynolds had planned. Not even close. 

When Lil’s former fiancé chose to marry on Christmas Eve—the day he and Lil had planned to marry one year ago—she knew she had to get out of town for the holidays. Heading to the isolated family cabin seemed like the perfect solution, until the blizzard came…and a man showed up at her door in the heart of the storm. Casey Lanigan. Her ex-fiancé’s brother. A man with whom she shared a secret summer romance many years ago. A man who’d betrayed her trust. A man who, despite everything, still made her heart beat a little harder…

So much for a Lanigan-free holiday.


dstoutholcomb said...

Merry Christmas! I know how the blur feels.


penney said...

This sounds very good i'm looking forward to reading it, thanks