We’ve decided not to put up the tree this year. So instead, I have decorated this Navel Lint with jolly clip art which is a damn sight easier than piecing the spruce together. It also doesn’t involve the dread of spiders in the basement. Those mothers are the size of wolverines.
I was in Atlanta last week visiting my friend Mindy who is a first grade teacher.
She made me I wanted to go read to her class. I can’t show you the 22 little faces beaming up at me, but I loved every minute of it. Imagine my surprise! Mindy was teaching them verbs vs nouns and words that can be either one. Doesn’t that strike you as advanced for first graders? Such a pleasure to be in a classroom with children who want to learn. Such a sorrow that the building has to be locked to keep the world outside.
In the next three weeks, I’m hoping to make eleven jillion dollars on book sales. I’ll settle for breaking even. Lessons of Evil is on sale for .99 starting today and Fun House Chronicles takes its turn the day after Christmas. I received a wonderful review today on A Time of Secrets which helps make up for the slap in the face I received on Bear in Mind.
Some of the house gutters have been clogged so a guy spent the afternoon de-mossing them. Now the water will run off in an acceptable manner. And the roof is clear for the occasional reindeer who might stop by with presents. It could happen.