Friday, December 18, 2015

Merry, Happy, Joyful ... All that!

"It seemed so simple ... and then it wasn't." Can you relate? Especially around this time of year?

Like the cookies I attempted last weekend. It seemed so easy, just four ingredients. Mix it up. Roll it out. Punch a few cookie cutters into it. Sugar it and shove it in the oven. Again. It seemed so effortless. Four hours later, I'm sweating like Rocky like at the end of well, every Rocky film. Except I look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy based on the flour all over me. My kids, who were so enthusiastic to help, promptly abandoned me hours ago on the first tray. From there forward, it was me and my fancy gold-rimmed glass of Stella. Again, the recipe seemed so damn simple. I'm sure there's a metaphor for life here, but who has time for that?

Anyway, yes, this is my one and only blog post for December. And I'm damn proud I made time for it. Well, it's hang out here on the blog or get back to wrapping. True confession, I hate wrapping. I mean hate, loathe, despise, treat it as my evil nemesis. It's like when my kids bring home an origami book from school and ask me to make the things for them. Why is it so difficult to fold paper? 

 So, here's my holiday card to you. You guessed it - another example of "it seemed so simple ... and then it wasn't." Since it seemed so simple to assemble everyone dressed nicely down by the pond across the street, choose the best photo to upload and figure out a card design, it only took me ten days to create it. Please enjoy the fact that every single one of us is facing the camera and that not one person is making a silly face (ahem, not even the little boy on the left). 

I'll be back in January with lots of book recommendations, a few reviews and several new posts about the life of a Writer-Mom. Until then ...

Have a Merry, Happy, Joyful Holiday Season!!!
:) Audry