I'm in love with our fireplace. Yesterday we rearranged the family room so that there were two couch spaces by the fire, not just one. Which is good because the spot nearest the fire is always in demand and at times I miss Virginia, where there were about six good spots that were all more or less equally near the fire.
However I don't like snow. I mean it is very pretty and can remind the literate viewer of Narnia... but have you ever tried driving it when it is just gushing down and there is ice all over the road and the wind is blowing you around? When you live as far north as we do, it's a real hindrance and I get rather tired of not going places because of the horrid weather.
I miss sunshine and grass already. We've had an unusually heavy dumping of early snow -- not once but three or four times already. Spring Vacation can't come soon enough...
But in the meanwhile I am consoling myself with Christmas. The latest issue of Ink and Fairydust contains an article I wrote about stocking stuffers and I'm hoping to implement a few of the suggestions myself. (but shhh -- dont' tell my family!)
Speaking of gifts, if you ever randomly decide you'd like to give me a present, I highly recommend a biography of an English female royal. I nearly always find them terribly interesting. Of course you risk sending me one I already own, but that's a risk you'd have to take. Where does this suggestion come from? I'm reading an old (55-year-old) biography of Queen Victoria and find it utterly fascinating. I didn't realize that Her Majesty's life was so well-documented... or that she had her babies in such quick succession. Poor woman!
I am also looking forwards to getting even busier when I order the editing software for SOTB. I'll be doing the editing myself and that's rather an intimidating job. I find myself watching films and taking careful note of cuts and jumps and shot choices... and then I start second-guessing whether or not I really have all the footage that we need. Plus six months seems far too short for getting this done. Oh and we still have to get permission to use "It's Only a Paper Moon" so that's another thing to worry about. *sigh* Why do I let myself take these crazy things on?