I don’t think I’ve ever made a big deal out of Christmas. I always imagined Christmas being the family singing Christmas carols around a piano and, you know, stringing popcorn and cranberries and such.
When I was eight, my mom had cancer. She discovered the lump on Thanksgiving and on Christmas Eve, she was told that it was Stage II and that they’d have to pull out all of the lymph nodes on that side.
We did presents and visited with my dad’s sister’s family and things, but it was never really . . . festive. She was too traumatized by her cancer.
I’ve always wanted to be more festive at that time of year, but never could get my act together to do so. In past years, I’ve dragged Alex out ice skating, but that’s about all.
I think that I want to be more festive this year and maybe one of my fallback topics during NaNoWriMo will be my efforts in that direction.
This will, of course, be fun because I’ll be posting my posts every other day during November, so if I write about it on, say, November 15 and I manage to average two posts per day, it’ll run on or around January 15, 2022.
Well, let’s see how it goes.
Tonight’s Gratuitous Amazon Link is the third Monster High book by Lisi Harrison, Where There’s a Wolf, There’s a Way. This book focuses on Clawdeen Wolf. I have the book that focuses on Draculaura, Back and Deader Than Ever, somewhere in this house and when I find it, it’ll take its place in line in my Goodreads account.