Here’s What’s Going on in My Neck of the Woods

Well, we’re inching up on Christmas. It went fast after Thanksgiving, didn’t it? 

I’m done shopping. I’ve wrapped pretty much everyone…well, their gifts, not them. I don’t have that much wrapping paper and what’s the point of wrapping people you know? Or people you don’t, though I’m not sure you could convince them to let you, or even hold them down long enough. 

I’ve made cookies, cinnamon spiced pecans which are crack delightful and addictive because they’re crack delightful and yummy. 

I spent the weekend in IL with my family. We opened an insane amount of gifts, ate to the point I need to make a trip to the altar to confess I am a glutton, but dang if I’m not too lazy to trudge up there. I think laziness might be wrong too. I’ll have to look into that.

I’m kind of diggin the Enya Christmas station on Pandora. What? Don’t laugh. 

Last Tuesday, I sent off my second ms (a first in an FBI series) to my agent so I’m taking the next few weeks off to spend time holiday-ing it with friends and family. I’ll pick back up after Christmas with polishing another ms (a first in a saga ) while praying she likes my second ms as much as she did the first. 

And if my crazy jacked trapezes muscles don’t get their act together and quit giving me fits, I’m stuck doing physical therapy at the first of the year. Sometimes anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxers don’t work. Sigh. Any other writers have this problem? 
And I think that may be all that’s going on around here, which is not much I guess. In fact, you may have stopped reading at Enya  Christmas. I can understand. Only I can’t, because it’s pretty cool. 

I’m taking a blogging break until January 2nd, (this is where everyone begs encourages me not to and I consider it) but I’ll still be posting a devotional at Living By Grace this Wednesday, so “like” the devotional community at the right side panel (scroll down some) and don’t miss out each day as a godly woman shares the Word! Great stuff!

What’s going on in 
your neck of the woods?
Have a Merry Christmas!

17 thoughts on “Here’s What’s Going on in My Neck of the Woods

  1. Have a Merry Christmas, Jess!

  2. Have a Very Merry Christmas, Jess! Congrats on getting that second MS out – now enjoy time with your family and friends. (and your spiced pecans)

  3. I'm listening to the Celtic Christmas station on Pandora, but may just switch to Enya in your honor.
    And I got a glimpse of your article for the MBT Voices e-zine while I did an editing read-through and laughed until I cried. I encourage/insist/demand that everyone take the opportunity to read it when the MBT Voices ezine goes live today!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Sounds like you're under control 🙂 I've finished wrapping all my gifts – except for any gifts for kids because my sneaky 3-year-old unwrapped some presents under the tree while I took a bath. Luckily, he only found boring stuff.

  5. Every time I think I'm done, something else crops up on my to-do list! I think I just have one more present to buy, and then I remember that I forgot someone…this time, it's my MIL! Uh oh!

  6. Ooh Enya. LOVE Enya. I will have to check that out!!

    Yeah, and I too am running out or wrapping paper. I need to find the comics section to wrap my son's:)

    Congrats on your FBI story. It sounds intriguing!

    I hope you have a VERY MERRY Cmas!!

    Loved this:) to the point I need to make a trip to the altar to confess I am a glutton

  7. You're funny! I'll deal you some of my peppermint bark for those cinnamon spiced pecans 😉

    Wow, way to go on those manuscripts! What's your secret to maintaining that steady progress?

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  8. Will MISS ya, Jess! Enjoy your time away – and I'm super excited about that second MS. Merry Christmas!!

  9. I love your neck of the woods! Sounds a lot like mine – minus Enya – although now I'm too curious not to go check out that Pandora station! 🙂 LOL

    Hugs dear friend. You mean a lot to me! (If I can say that without sounding too creepy)

    Merry Christmas

  10. Your neck of the woods sounds very comfortable and cozy! I'm just getting over the flu and am in a mad dash to get everything done this week. Lot sof presents to wrap and food to buy.

    Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

  11. Merry Christmas, Jess. Enjoy your much needed break!! See you next year! 🙂

  12. Well, I'm trying to finish my one WiP before the end of the month while adapting to living without a maid. And while making Christmas presents…

    Oh and tomorrow, my mom and I will start baking…

    Have a blessed Christmas. See you when you're back. 🙂

  13. Merry Christmas. See you next year.

  14. Lots of cooking. And eating. Lots. I may taking that trip to the altar with you, Jess.

  15. Sounds like a fun time! Congrats on getting your second manuscript out.

    Just grocery shopping and picking up some stocking stuffers and I should be done. 🙂

  16. ENJOY your bloggy break!! I think my hubby has Enya on his Pandora Christmas station. I like Enya! She has a lovely voice.

    That's great you got your 2nd ms off to your agent!! Best wishes for that. I'm still working on revising mine (well…not much lately…). Hope your muscles settle down soon. No fun!

  17. Going to a school party tomorrow then still need to wrap and get a few things. This is the first Christmas where I have been totally behind. It's so not like my anal self.

    Merry Christmas!


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