To be quite honest, I don’t really believe in this whole gift giving thing at Christmas anymore. Sure, let the kids have some presents, but for myself, I honestly don’t need or even want anything.
Which doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the token. I’m just saying, save your money. 🙂
There is only one pertinent wish I continue to have which I have to work toward myself (unless I meet a millionaire who wants to gift me) and that is a room with a door on it so I have a writing office to call my own. Or, they can buy or build me a She Shed. 😉
A She Shed would be perfect as it would still be on the premises of my home, but separate (i.e. in the backyard) and away from the noise and clutter.
I’ve been thinking a lot about writing lately (and doing some of it). That’s because I’ve been in the mood. You know what I mean? When I cook up things in my head I just want to get the words out. It’s like I’m living in a different dimension, and everything I do physically (tend to kids and family bla bla blah) I do on autopilot. All I want is to preserve what is brewing in my head so I can sit down and churn out the words.
I edit the stories later. First, I just write. Usually in my Evernote app which I have handy and synced on three devices.
Christmas and gift giving.
What am I going to do to get out of this funk?
Well for one thing, I have to come to terms that a She Shed isn’t in the works at the moment. But I do have a list of items I can get off of Amazon for the one kid…the other kid I’m not sure about yet. We’ll see. He’s a growing boy with interests in sports but he doesn’t have too many outside interests and his love for reading has waned, a lot, in recent years which is unfortunate because books are always a great gift idea.
Maybe I’ll just give him food. Ha. 😉
Today, many Europeans celebrate the arrival of Saint Nikolaus. In Switzerland he’s called Samichlaus. My mom is making us lunch (for the kids and I, there’s no school today) so we’re heading out to their town to have a visit. I’m planning on bringing my laptop because I want to show my dad the photos of our Switzerland trip back in July, specifically, the downtown part of Zurich where he used to work when we lived there in the 1970s.
But first, I need to check the weather. Apparently there’s another snowstorm on the way.