I think it would feel a tad bit more like Christmas if temperatures hadn’t soared into the 60s and 70s this weekend, but it’s definitely holiday time here at write meg!
The holiday season crept up on me, really, and I’ve been running around the last few days to get everything ready. Spencer’s parents arrived on Saturday, and we had our annual family cookie exchange last night. I’m happy to report my Linzer cookies — and inaugural run of the Kitchen Aid mixer! — turned out well, even if I floured half the kitchen and found the heart-shaped centers were far less wonky than the stars.
I’m looking forward to a few days off with family before returning Dec. 30 with a look back at my year in books — and in life. Come January I’ll be sharing the full details of our book- and science-themed wedding, too; I’ve been totally remiss in sharing all the literary glory! I hope my novel-loving friends will appreciate our way with words.
I really do love this time of year . . . the warmth of time with family, making new traditions, exchanging stories and making new memories. But for as pumped as I am for Christmas, I get just as excited about New Year’s: the chance to usher in change. I embrace reflection and love a freshly-scrubbed month to put away the decorations, clean, reorganize and focus on what’s next.
I don’t know what that is, but I’m excited and eager to usher in 2014.
Wishing you all a very happy holiday brimming with all of your favorite things! Have an extra glass of eggnog for me, and see y’all next week.