Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Confession Tuesday

A late confession! Nothing I hate more than posting confessions in the afternoon. Ugh.


I'M OFF FROM WORK UNTIL JANUARY 5, 2009! (Yes, I'm shouting—from the rooftops!)

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AND I HAVE MY LAPTOP BACK!! (Another reason to shout!) Thanks J.R., and Merry Christmas!

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My parents arrived this past Sunday, so already they've been a big help with the kids and getting ready for Christmas. We've been doing a lot of last-minute shopping, which is great because mom and I enjoy the large crowds. Even in this year of cutting back, we shop for sport. *smile*

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While I love my family dearly, I'm feeling the need to walk—no, run—to Starbucks for some "Me" time. Maybe it's because I grew up as an only child, but too many people in close proximity asking questions makes me want to flee the scene.

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Besides summer, celebrating the New Year is my favorite time of your. The New Year is a do-over, a blank slate, a chance to get it right again. I'm creating my 2009 Poetry Action Plan this week—the next time I go to Starbucks! Also, I'm working on a few poems but nothing I'm willing to post yet.

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I confess, these confessions are lame. What can I say, my head is full of tinsel! But I'd love to hear from you, so tell me something about you. You'll be glad you did.


9 comments:

~ said...

RE: While I love my family dearly, I'm feeling the need to walk—no, run—to Starbucks for some "Me" time. Maybe it's because I grew up as an only child, but too many people in close proximity asking questions makes me want to flee the scene.

***This is how I can get during this time of year. And if I don't get some time to myself (or if I keep getting interrupted), I get really cranky.

I grew up as an only as well (though I have 4 older sisters, they were out of the house by the time I was 2 or 3) so I have wondered if this is why I feel this way, though many other writers and artists (with siblings) say they feel this way as well. I think it's just certain temperments. And I know a lot of moms who LONG for me time.

Anyway, Merry Christmas!

odessa said...

i'm the opposite, i get sensory overload when shopping at malls. thats why i do most of my shopping online.

my holidays are very low key this year, i even thought i'd feel really sad being away from my family but truth be told i'm loving all my free time to do whatever i want and wake up whenever i want. its been good so far. i'm spending christmas with my aunt's family and i have some friends from L.A. coming over to visit for New Year's.

wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

January said...

Thanks Odessa. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too!

Oooh, free time! Wish someone would wrap that up and put it under the tree for me.

*smile*

January said...

I'm trying to pace myself so I'm not as cranky. It's tough but I really want to be in the moment for the holidays.

I think it must be tied into the writer's temperament--that ever-present feeling of I should be revising, or sending out, or crafting something new.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kelli!

~ said...

I think it must be tied into the writer's temperament--that ever-present feeling of I should be revising, or sending out, or crafting something new.

***Yes! That's exactly it. We have jobs that you aren't left at the office because we are the office. ;-)

Merry Christmas to you and your family! And of course, wishing you all the best of everything in 2009!

Maya Ganesan said...

Hey, I'm eleven and I need some "me" time too! If I had my way I'd spend a lot of my time alone. I'm not fond of lots of company, to be honest.

I'd much rather be alone most of the time. And my plan of writing on Christmas Eve is kind of ruined...I spent all day finishing up a project for school and bouncing around the house, too excited to really do anything. ;)

Since I'm not headed to Starbucks, I'm working on my "Poetry To-Do List for 2009" at home. Tomorrow, I'll probably finish up the two poems that I've left hanging, and spend the rest of my time oohing and aahing over my presents and the whole festive holiday.

Plus, I'll be helping my sister download the music from the new Taylor Swift CD (which I'm giving her for Christmas), and being super-glad that she's loving her gifts. (She will.)

Is this "confession" too small? If it is -

I feel like 2008 was too short. It needed to be longer, I think. It zipped by really quickly, and it needed to slow down. But I'm happy that the new year has almost arrived because, like you, I need "a chance to get it right again". I feel like I need so many "do-over"s. Gosh, you've put all my feelings into words.

That's great that you've got your laptop back. Hopefully some more writing, and a chance that we get to read some? :)

Merry Christmas & happy holidays.

Radish King said...

Even though I have the week off, I got up at 6 this morning for some me time and drank coffee and read.

I didn't do any mall shopping and now half my gifts are scattered from here to who-knows-where. Shopping online is great if you get it done early.

I wait until the last minute for everything.

Rebecca

January said...

Hi Rebecca. Did you know you posted your response to a 2008 post instead of 2009? :)

I had the same morning as you--sleeping in and reading. And I did not do any online shopping this year. Not sure why because I'm usually more prepared. Glad the holidays are winding down.

Radish King said...

Hi January! It was only my first or second time visiting your blog and I had a lot of reading to catch up with! Sorry about that. *blushes*
Rebecca
http://radishking.blogspot.com

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