It is that time of the year when a person indulges in a pass time called Christmas cleaning. Everything has to be spruced up for the season, baking done, special dishes prepared ahead of time for what is to come. One day, a few hours, and it is over. Thena (especially) and Tath have been enjoying it so far. I have never seen two cats put on so many miles in such a short time. As I walk from one end of the house and back again, they race through, under, over, around and in front of my feet. Thena, puts on twice the miles as she not only does that at full clip, but also manages to jump on top of every piece of furniture along the way… it is a wonder she isn’t bouncing off the walls. I am afraid to put up the tree, but, like the rest of us, it is going to have to take it’s chances with her. It survived last year, why not this year too? I can’t help but wonder what she is going to do with it though. Tath, well I would say he is the wild card, the unknown factor in the equation. Will he, or won’t he, allow the tree to stand. (Well, that isn’t the problem, it is a heavy tree, but everything on it is movable.)
I have the pre-copies of TRATCHARS, and I sent out a handful of pre-arcs that were ordered. I understand there are a few sets of eyeballs glued to the pages already. EARWEN’S SONG is next on the list. In the meantime, I am writing the last few chapters of HUNTER’S CHALLENGE, I hope to finish that before the end of the year. I think I have 8 or 9 more chapters to go… yes, I am overshooting my goal on it, and I know a couple people who are celebrating the fact. I will have to write the first chapter for the next book, so I have it done for the back of the paperback.
Is everyone ready for Christmas? I have 2 gifts to get yet. One was supposed to have arrived a week ago, but still hasn’t. The other has to be purchased yet, but that one should be simple and minor. Little bro will arrive after midnight on the 22nd., and as usual he will hit the runway moving faster than the jet that brought him in. No, he is not finished his shopping, not by any stretch of anyone’s imagination. He tends to run under the radar, and has no idea what to get anyone. I won’t say he hasn’t gotten any of the gifts, he has some, but not all. To be fair, there are some on his list who are very difficult to buy for… I know this because they are on my list too. Tath & Thena are going to be very easy to buy for…. they need essentials … litter and food (goodies). They already have every toy imaginable, and prefer playing with my pens and balls of paper that I tend to throw at them… they really like that idea… and I have been picking up paper everywhere. They especially like to knock sheets of paper off the top of little bros’ bed (yes, he is allergic.) (Luckily not terribly so.)
Well, I should let you go, and get back to my writing. I have everything finished off here, except the kitchen floor, which I will wait until after the tree is up to wash down. Should be a simple thing… if I lock Tath and Thena in their kennel while I do it. So, with that in mind… have a good Christmas, and I will see about putting up my blog early next week.
From Tath, Thena, and the one they own… MERRY CHRISTMAS.