Thursday, December 06, 2007

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

December 6th is the feast day for St. Nicholas. Last night, the kidlets placed their shoes outside their bedroom doors. This morning, they found a present (a DVD) and a bag of chocolate gold-covered coins in their shoes. St. Nicholas had come during the night. If you want to know more about St. Nicholas, click on the links above.

I started de-cluttering and decorating yesterday. Things are missing which means hubby didn't find all the boxes in the garage. I tried to be organized and put Christmas stuff in red and green plastic bins, but I guess I ran out because now there's no rhyme or reason to how I stored things. Of course, I was on deadline last year when I put things away so that could have something to do with it!

On today's agenda: take youngest daughter to the hospital for her annual renal ultrasound, decorating, laundry, piano lessons, read book about St. Nicholas to the kids tonight and start writing new book! Do you have a lot going on today?


Marianne Arkins said...

I ALWAYS have a lot going on...

Good luck starting the new book!

Tori Lennox said...

My life is very dull right now. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, however. :)

Melissa said...

Thanks Marianne. With a new puppy, you just added even more to your "lots going on." Should be fun times!

Dull is never bad, Tori. Enjoy getting your ankle back to working right!

Dru said...

Today I had to program a 118-question survey; reformat a 26-page document in our presentation template; craft a reminder for a survey already in the field and attend two meetings. I didn't even have a chance to read during lunch.

ooh, what new book are you writing about?

Cherie J said...

Cool tradition! We celebrate the Epiphany which is after Christmas when the 3 Wisemen follow the star to find Jesus. Children are supposed to fill a box with grass for the camels to eat and in return the Wisemen leave them a gift.

Brandy said...

What neat holiday traditions! Wait. A new book? Do tell!
Today I went to the Pharmacy, the library, WW and a Holiday Party. Fun!

Have a good evening and enjoy the decorating and de-cluttering.

Bailey Stewart said...

I have all of my Christmas decorations out.

Today? I had to work an eight hour shift. After being on my feet for 8 hours, I don't do much more.

I love starting a book.

Nathalie said...

New book... already!!

The chocolate coins in shoes... first time I have heard of this :)

Melissa said...

Dru - wow. what a day and no reading at lunchtime. Bummer. The new book is a royalty story. I haven't done one since my first SR that came out in 2000. It's not contracted, but I had an idea and want to see if a story is there.

Cherie - cool on your epiphany celebration. That's neat with the straw to feed the camel and getting a present! We celebrate epiphany, but not like that.

Brandy - hope you had fun at the party. The new book like I told Dru is a royalty story. A bit of a cinderella tale. Still working it out in my head so wanted to put some words on the page and see who these characters are.

Bailey - hope you recovered from your work shift. My decorations are all out too. I got all the villages unpacked only to discover the box with all the cords for the lights is missing. But I got the mantle done and the garland on the staircase and upstairs railing. I really want to buy different stockings. We have the basic read and white. Not sure what I want, but I think I may look around and see what kind of stockings are out there.

Nathalie - yes, if I don't write, I can't sell anything. So I don't take long breaks. And the beginning of a book is very slow for me so I won't be working that hard.

Nathalie said...

True... writing is your job. Must be quite difficult to start a book, I mean you have to concoct a whole new idea and concept :)

windycindy said...

Actually, this year compared to others, life is manageable! Our oldest son is away at college and will be home in a few days! Our second son is in high school and has a girlfriend, so he gone more than usual. Take care,Cindi