Saturday, December 20, 2014

And Then Weasels Invaded Via The Bathroom Window

Christmas is coming up--it's this Thursday. (not panicking. Wrapping. Really.) What happened to November?

I seem to remember lots and lots of text scrolling across pages and pages of a Word document. There may have been plot involved. I'm pretty sure the plot was mixed in with the text, although I can't swear to that, now. All of that text has been safely extracted and placed in a black binder. It whines at me occasionally from the chair that has become an extension of my desk and which I am currently using as a footrest so that I can type on my lap rather than on the desk. This way, I can keep my eyes on the stacks of drafts and half-read books that are becoming restive in their stacks.

Paper taming takes patience (and a tolerance for sliced fingers) but I believe in keeping my drafts in a half-wild state, gnawing at my ankles while I draft blog posts.

Consequent to Nano devouring my November like a wild coyote, there are lots of incidental holiday tasks that have yet to be completed. Shopping. Wrapping. Cooking. At least the Texas weather and I are on the same last minute schedule. Today was the first day in weeks that it was cool enough to wear jeans and a sweater as we were running around. Yesterday it rained from before dawn to early afternoon and it's still grey. If I was capable of making cocoa on the stove, I would be having cocoa while making excuses for not having blogged or done much of anything in weeks. Instead, I am enjoying a Platonic cocoa in my imagination. With whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. Yum. Fun fact--we discovered over Thanksgiving that if you use a microplane zester to grate an entire bar of chocolate for pie, the fine chocolate shavings will become statically charged and stick to your skin and float over the pan as you are melting them. Chocowizard pie!!

And the weasels? Once they invaded, we stuffed them in Santa hats and incorporated them in the d├ęcor because Nano teaches us to use whatever comes up as part of the art itself...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!