DECEMBER 1st!

Did I mention before that I’m excited about Christmas?

I gave my eldest the first chocolate in the advent calendar today. I don’t know if he really got the concept yet, but what kid doesn’t like getting chocolate first thing in the morning? It was only a dollar, so the chances of it being real chocolate are pretty slim hahaha.

I’m excited to start decorating so I might put the stockings up tonight. Maybe we’ll put the tree up before the weekend! Not sure how my youngest will deal with the tree. He was too little to really pay it much mind last year. Now that he’s getting into everything he will probably be more inclined to touch everything this year.

I’m making some Christmas gifts for my friends that I’ll be shipping out soon. They might end up being late to their destinations, but there’s not much I can do about that. I’m just happy I get to send them stuff this year. I’ve always wanted to, but I’ve either been too broke or I completely forget. I’m a horrible friend.

This year my dad and I might call like we used to. Not sure. I know he’s busy with the kids and his wife but it’s nice to have a parent sometimes. Even though he’s pretty far away, he tries the only way he knows how. I give him credit for that. We haven’t always had the most glamourous relationship, but we’ve talked like the adults we are and have been able to move past a lot of the drama.

Speaking of Christmas, there is an important thing to keep in mind: not everyone has family or friends available at the holidays. Sometimes people are alone for the holidays and sometimes the holidays bring up memories of our loved ones who are no longer with us. Be gentle to your co-workers and those you come into contact with on the holidays. They aren’t happy for everyone. Try to smile and be that beacon of light in the darkness if you can. They may not want it or even appreciate it, but the holidays are all about being kind to each other. Be kind to everyone, regardless of who they are.

Now that I’ve blathered about the holidays and how freakin’ excited I am for decorating, I have a question:

When reading novels of the fantasy/adventure genre, do you like to see the characters participating in holiday activities? I mean, these stories are generally taking place in alternate worlds where things like Christmas and Thanksgiving may not exist. But would  you like to see it?

Let me know in the comments what you think!

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Posted by Sarah Jayne

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