Thursday, December 24, 2015

It's a Green Holiday....

Once again, the temperature here in my province is well above freezing, and it is looking like we are going to have another green December 25th.

I have no problem with that. It makes driving so much safer when the temperature is in the double digits Celsius.

Things have been busy here... We've been shopping like mad the last couple of months, and busy getting everything ready for Santa's arrival later tonight. We're finally ready for him too... The tree is up and lit, the presents are wrapped, and Son is bouncing off of the walls, he's so excited.

For the first year in ages, I am actually feeling festive, and feeling like we did a wonderful job all around with everything, from the tree to the preparations, the food and most of all, gifts to our son. The last couple of years haven't been the best, and now things are finally looking up, enough for me to spend a little extra on him and Husband.

It could be the fact I finally got to the theater to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" last night too.... Which was AWESOME by the way!! I'm not posting any spoilers - one of my close pals won't see it until it comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray and PPV in the spring or summertime - so please... NO SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS, for her sake. She does read the blog...

However, I will say that seeing the original cast members and the Millennium Falcon again was like seeing old friends... I cried! It's making me want to watch the original trilogy - Episodes IV through VI - sometime soon... I do have the lot of them on DVD, and Son is now showing interest in Star Wars... Which I think is cool. He's a huge Trek fan, and although I love Star Trek too, it's more Hubby's thing... Star Wars is my thing. I'm going to enjoy introducing my son to a whole new realm of the sci-fi world... tee hee!

Work on the stories is slowly progressing. I've been working on TWO ideas, Thirteen and Fourteen, in between running around and getting ready for the holidays. It's all prelim work, researching, choosing character names, writing down scene ideas, and other general early work.

For the record, "Fourteen" is a spin off idea, a "What if THIS happened...?" kind of thing. I'm not saying where the idea came from either. That's between me, Bestie and maybe two other people, and will stay there for now..... *whistles innocently* I'm hoping to get into one of them, or another idea, sometime in the new year. I'm feeling a lot better now, and my health continues to improve... So, it's time to get off the fanny and get cracking!

In closing, I wish all of you joy, happiness, lucky, health, wealth, and love this holiday season.

Here is what my ideal celebration looks like: A warm blanket, the lights twinkling on the tree, a "crackling fire" (actually the holiday fire channel on our satellite dish), and a purring kitty on my lap. Pure heaven!

My ideal celebration of Christmas...
Merry Christmas from Amber and myself. Have a safe and fun weekend everyone!