Dec 27, 2010

Mandatory Monday

mandatory ~ permitting no option; not to be disregarded or modified

Seriously, it’s Monday again already? How did that happen?

Did everyone have a good Christmas? In and amongst the opening of presents and the indulging in too much good food, our family had a special present this year – the birth of another great-niece, Natalya Lee, born on Christmas day.

And did anyone hit the Boxing Day sales yesterday? We drove to Hamilton to visit family yesterday and passed several of the big shopping centres (Scarborough Town Centre, Yorkdale, Sherway Gardens, the Dixie Mall) and I wouldn’t have stopped in any one of them if you paid me. The parking lots were packed and extra cars were circling like vultures. *shudder*

This Week’s Goals:

Tuesday: I’m wrapping up the superstition series this week with some superstitions surrounding New Years. The new year will bring a new series on Tuesdays that I expect will not only be interesting, but fun too.

Wednesday: Another Hump Day Hunk for your viewing pleasure. I don’t know if I’ll be able to find a New Year’s themed hunk, but it won’t be for lack of trying. ;-)

Thursday: Part IX of my Famous Poets series will feature Robert Burns, who wrote the original poem of Auld Lang Syne.

Friday: Chapter 4 of Fire. She did say she was willing to do anything . . .

Elsewhere in my week:

Is it just me or does the week between Christmas and New Year’s always seem a little unproductive? The house is still clean (more or less) and it’s too soon to take the decorations down.

To be honest, I don’t really have anything special planned this week. At least, not anything I’d have to leave the house for. ;-)

I’ve been neglecting my business the last couple of weeks and need to get back on track with that – the books need to be set up and the receipts organized. I’m hoping to get some writing and editing in as well, which should be an easy promise to keep considering I’ve just said I have nothing else planned.

I lied. I do have one special thing planned. I have to get my Christmas present to my husband set up for him. I gave him a USB turntable so he has an easier time copying his vinyl record collection onto CDs.

The poetry group meeting last week was unusual in that in past years we haven’t bothered because the date ends up being so close to Christmas that it was felt no one would have the time. Ironically, last week’s turn out was the largest one of the year. Pretty much everyone had something to read so the meeting ran rather long as well.

So far we don’t have anything special planned for New Year’s Eve, although I’m lobbying to attend the First Night celebration put on by the town. There’s live entertainment, free skating, a fire show and fireworks . . . the fact that it’s held outdoors makes it all the more fun.

So, what are your plans for New Year’s? A big party, or a quiet evening at home? Here’s to a great New Year for us all!


Jamie D. said...

Glad you had a great Christmas, Carol. (LOL) This week is always one of my favorites, but busy as I prepare for the new year. I simply *must* have all my decor down and the house clean before I can start a new year. New year - clean slate for me. :-)

New Year's Eve we have a wedding to attend, which should be fun, I think. Good story fodder, in any case. ;-)

Here's to a productive week!

C R Ward said...

This week is like finding an extra $20 in your coat pocket - it's hard to decide what to do with it 'cause you don't want to just squander it away. :-)

A wedding on New Year's Eve? How cool!

I'd suggest we have a friendly competition to see who's able to write the most this week - but I suspect you'd win hands down. You're more conscientious than me, and there's a disastor movie marathon on the space channel today. ;-)