I am attempting to make up a countdown list of things to do before I get overwhelmed by my Christmas list. AddEmoticons04267 These are all things that need to be done before Christmas..AddEmoticons04220. my list of things to do after Christmas is not quite as long, but it will probably grow before things settle down for the new year. 08 I think you all know where I am coming from on this, christmas-lights-smiley-emoticonlittle bro will be arriving at midnight on the 22nd (actually 23rd, if you want to get picky) and, as usual, his feet will be moving before the plane lands. t07004 He will get a few hours of sleep, grab something to eat, and go Christmas shopping.bth_thXMas-Carols

I am going over the 75% mark on the writing of Hunter’s Challenge and, if all goes well, I should have it done in time for Christmas. AddEmoticons04262 Even if I am not Eniko won’t see it until January because it will have to be reworked. AddEmoticons04267 I know what is going to be in the rest of it,AddEmoticons04258 so writing it won’t be the stickler, AddEmoticons04257finding time to settle down to it will. AddEmoticons04279 Today I am pre-making all the ingredients that will be needed to put the pies together the day before Christmas. smiley-happy120 That won’t take as much time as gathering the will to do it with will. smiley-confused005 (not to mention the chance,nervous-934 as the gruesome twosome chases back and forth across the house). cat 47 Yes, the challenge is, to keep Thena off the cupboard while I try to roll out the dough for the pies. Smiley-Begging I figured, 3 years ago, that if the different companies can roll out their dough ahead of time, then place them into pie shells to be used later, so can I. AddEmoticons04257 (and it works).  1317309lsk5aj07xu

Tath and Thena don’t know it yet, but they are getting company today. cat 3 My niece is coming, and she is bringing her 3 cats and 2 pugs. CatSmiley21 There will be no safe place in the house for the next 24 hrs…. yes, they will all be having a hissing good time. cat 45 I can just see it now… Thena will be ready to rumble, and Tath will go hide, especially as they both know that it will be nail trimming time as well. cat 54 The air will be blue when that gets 32. Thena’s language can make a sailor blush. cat 53 No, she does not like to get her nails done,cat 54 and yes, she is not shy about letting you know about 50

I have almost finished all my Christmas shopping. ps-smilies-christmas (at least I think I have.) AddEmoticons04231 The pre-ordered arc copies of Tratchars have been sent off, except for a couple. 038822077048eb1a42a048e_thumb This time it is the Canadian copies that were late getting off, they haven’t gotten here from the printer yet. AddEmoticons04279 I have been informed that the final edit for Earwen’s Song will be returned next week for my attention as early as Monday..AddEmoticons04262, which means we all know what I will be doing that day. AddEmoticons04258 It will then get shipped off for formatting. super-happy-dance-smiley-emoticon (Good thing there is no rush on that.)  Into the Demons Lair will arrive sometime shortly after the holiday, or during it… not sure there, and go straight into Morganna’s hands, after I am through with it. AddEmoticons04263 I am assuming that it will be ready to go into formatting by the end of February, or thereabouts. AddEmoticons04259 10-25-09 By then the 2 short stories and Hunter’s Challenge will be working their way down the editing lineup.AddEmoticons04267 10-25-02  By that time, I will be working on Kings of the Empire. AddEmoticons04257

Well, I should let everyone free to tend to their own lists, I am sure we all have them at this time of the year. 0004 Enjoy your shopping, and the weather, which has been great here lately, but is now cooling off. building-snowman-smiley-emoticon It is supposed to be winter, after all, and this is Canada. smiley3527 We are at a point of saying that if we don’t get snow before Christmas, we will barely qualify for having a white Christmas. 1lg172snowsmilies Wishing everyone a great one for now, and dry roads, I am off and running, xmas-drummer-smiley-emoticonI want to get those pies rolled out before the extra 3 cats come to help Tath and 36


3 thoughts on “Lists

  1. Betty Olsen says:

    Oh boy, the Dynamic Duo are getting their nails cut-time to hide!! Better cover your ears Mary Ann!! Things really seem to be going smoothly on the book front. 🙂 Happy pie crust making and enjoy your visit with your niece! Till next week.

  2. emilylucero says:

    Oh wow you are in for a great time. LOL So happy the books are moving right along. You are well ahead of your schedule. Hope your Bro will have time to move your office chair in for you. Counting hours till I get my book. Loved the blog.

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