We had a very nice Christmas this year; spent time with our neighbor for appetizers and wine, dinner with my brother-in-law’s family for Christmas Eve, and a quiet day relaxing Christmas Day. Quiet because aside from huffing and puffing, it doesn’t involve a lot of noise to clean an oven and stove. But I did get it working (the oven wouldn’t turn on though the pilot light was lit) so the prime rib roast is scheduled for the New Year’s weekend.
Today I’m filling out forms for rebates, paying bills, cleaning the refrigerator, and getting my papers together to see a new lawyer later this week. I really need to start the New Year out without this black cloud over my head that my sister hung up two and a half years ago.
I’m going to try to keep the shop closed this week and concentrate on getting the house cleaned up, the ironing done, the frameshop books updated and of course, installing all the new computer hardware and software.
And reading; I need to get back to some mind-boggling reading. Writing’s going to take a lower priority with me this year. It just seems that I don’t really have what it takes to please the literary journal editors yet and it’s not as much fun if it doesn’t get read by others. The writers group is going to be hopefully taken over by the artistic folk at the college, or laid to rest. Once I get back into the swing of things, and really hopping with the new media stuff, I may just get inspired to try my hand at writing stories again.
Now I’m back to the drudgery of the refrigerator scum.