This year my family decided to do something different for Thanksgiving and get out of town. I’m headed to Mt. Hood in a couple of hours to enjoy a few days of eating and sledding and snowball fights.
Here’s where we’re staying:
Yes, that’s the Timberline Lodge – the hotel from The Shining. I fully expect my sister to wake me at least once by wiggling her finger in my face and saying “redrumredrumredrum.”
Our plan for Thanksgiving is to eat ourselves silly and then take the kids out to play in the snow. We don’t get much in the valley, and when we do it’s usually covered in a sheet of ice, so my kids have never been sledding before!
Wish me luck, I’m going to be the one driving and I haven’t ever put chains on my tires. Actually, I haven’t driven in much snow at all since I was a teenager…why did I volunteer for this job again?
Enjoy the holiday, American types, and do yourself a favor and sleep in on Friday. The 500 pack of socks for 10 cents will still be there later in the day.
Row80 update: I barfed up a whopping 3,279 words on a new pen name short story on Monday. I’m using barf in the best sense of the word – I’d been thinking about the story for a while now and wasn’t in the mood to work on my DBC story, so I thought I’d just get the beginning written. It took off from there! I probably would’ve stayed up late and written more, but my husband wanted me to watch How I Met Your Mother with him and my eyes were burning something fierce. I added another 400 words yesterday and have left off in an awesome spot so that I’ll be rarin’ to go on it when I get back from the mountain.
I also completely reorganized all of my files and finally got the epub version of most of my stories up on All Romance. A fairly productive beginning to the week that I will now completely ruin by being a sloth for three days. Yippee!!
Have a good one, y’all.