Operation Holiday Spirit: Last Gasp

Where have I been? WHERE have I been? I have been performing the dazzling double-whammy of trying to whip my MFA application into shape AND prepare for Christmas. Since the former took priority over the latter, I wound up in a bit of a panicky funk towards the end. But the end is here. Today, the writing samples went in the mail. It's up to the universe now. Or, you know, the reading commitee.

Now, we're in the process of packing up the gifts and supplies and crap necessary for a Christmas in Indianapolis. We're leaving in a couple of hours to my sister's house, where we'll spend the big day and, I hope, some fun time leading up to said event with the li'l ones. (Although they're not so little anymore.)

My point is...I'm signing out for the holidays. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season, whatever you celebrate, however you spend it.