Friday, November 28, 2008

Guess What's Coming?

THAT'S right! Christmas! The signs are everywhere you look, down to the creamer flavors in the grocery store aisles. I'll bet there's even eggnog on the dairy shelves - I just haven't look hard enough yet.
Today was dessert day for my family at my brother and sister-in-law's home. The lovely child with antlers is my grand-niece, Cassidy. (She only grows antlers once a year! Gone by New Year's, too.)
Let's see: There was pumpkin pie, apple pie, pumpkin pecan sponge cake, sugar-free cookies, ice cream, candy - too many things to count. I think the Mister and I may have put on one or two pounds today by giving ourselves the all-American OK to eat turkey and the fixings and two days of desserts.
On another, more somber note, it's disheartening to hear about the violence in Mumbai, India. I had a penpal for a while, Madhu Narang, who had a business in Mumbai. I hope all is well with him and his family. I hope all is well with everyone reading these words.
Now I must get back to NaNoWriMo. I've only got two days after tonight's over and I'm only at 38,789 words with 11,211 to go and that's a lot! I will have to write over 5,000 words per day to be finished in time at midnight Nov. 30 - femminismo


Chibi said...

I know, Christmas seems to be coming up so quickly. You knew it was coming but you just didn't realize how close it was! But it's less than a month away. There's so much to do...

Good luck on getting those words out. I'm sure you'll be able to finish in time. Just remember to take lots of breaks, and reward yourself. :)

Southern Girl said...

Let me know how the NaNoWriMo comes out...I was so tempted to give it a go this year...maybe next time. (: