Friday, December 24, 2010

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Out of work early and about to start on all the cooking and cleaning, then enjoying the holidays.

I've got the holiday tunes cranked up and am relishing the last days of non-stop Christmas music on the stations. There are so many fun songs and beautiful songs. I won't lie, there are also a few annoying ones.
My favorite Christmas song is Merry Little Christmas, originally performed by Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis. That song has actually been through a lot of rewrites. However, the one she performed was not the original lyrics. They were a bit depressing so they had to be changed. Then, Frank Sinatra wanted to preform it and he still thought some of the lyrics were depressing so once again they were changed.
Ah, the process of writing a classic and just another example of how a piece of work is never perfect, never finished and can never please everyone.

I have always preferred the Judy Garland version. Yes, Christmas is a happy time but there is just a little bit of sadness in even the happiest of holidays as I look back and think of the ones I used to share them with that are no longer here.

"Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow. Until then we'll just have to muddle through somehow."

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Storm

I cannot believe that I have not posted since Halloween! Oh, wait. I guess I can. It has been so crazy. Aside from working my regular job, I got a second holiday job. Also, I happened across 300 books that I needed to list on, plus ship them once they sell. I have a wedding to plan. Oh and then there's the holidays. I think we are all aware of the work and enjoyment that goes into those such as shopping, wrapping, concerts, dinners, cooking, baking, decorating and Waffle Ugly Sweater Parties.
So needless to say blogging has been on my list but has yet to make it to the top. And I really shouldn't have had time to do it today. The plan was to be shopping and then writing group. But Michigan doesn't always allow such things. A snow storm has me stuck in the house.

I'm bummed to miss writing group but not everyone had work or new work and risking your life for writing group isn't really a great idea. But I will be happy to get back to it soon.
Last month I didn't take anything to writing group. This month I was going to take a story I wrote and rewrote long ago, but with the weather and the holidays we have postponed until next month.
I really had wanted to take the first half of my comedy/sci-fi story that I've been working on for almost a year now. (Slow and steady!) But I didn't get time to type it up. One of the few down falls of writing long hand. I guess now I will have time to type it and take it next month.

My second job is almost done and so are the holidays. Lets hope I have a little more free time in the near future.
In case I don't make it back in time... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!