Weekly Wrap-Up: The last one of 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday! I can’t believe that Christmas is in less than a week. Are you ready? I’m not. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt as unprepared as I do this year. I’m sincerely hoping I’ll be able to pull it together by next week. It’s not that I haven’t had time, I’ve just been very uninspired, lacking for any original ideas for anyone to whom I’d like to give gifts. {sigh} I wish I had my sister’s talent for gift-giving.

Speaking of my sister, today is my niece’s 1st birthday. It seems impossible that it’s been a year already. I’ve joked all week that, in honor of her birthday, I was going to have a Bones and Castle marathon. It was during the really long day at the hospital awaiting my niece’s arrival that I first discovered the two shows, which quickly became favorites.

We had a small family birthday party last night, during which the birthday girl just as excited about all the tissue paper in the gifts as the gifts themselves. Those are such fun years. She cracked me up, posing for the paparazzi. (No pictures here since she’s not mine to share.)

Today begins a series of Christmas parties over the course of the next week. There’s one for the teen group that Megan enjoys hanging out with a couple of times a month, one for the gymnastics team (Megan’s ankle is much better), and one for Josh’s music school, along with all the family stuff. It should be a fun week, especially for the kids.

Remember, there won’t be a Weekly Wrap-Up next week due to the Christmas holiday. I’ll look forward to hearing about your Christmas and New Year’s happening on the first Friday in 2015, January 2.

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Getting to the Heart of Story Characters

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The following is a guest post from Pam Barnhill of edsnapshots.com.   Sure, everyone thinks that plot is the most important thing in a story -- after all that is where all the action is. Honestly, though, well-drawn characters do more for my … Click to Read More