Monday, January 4, 2010
Do you remember when you were you were a child and you went back to school after the holidays? Sometimes the teacher would allow us to bring in one gift we'd received for Show and Tell.
I'm declaring this post as Show and Tell for Christmas 2009. Did you receive any holiday surprises? A special gift? Did you make any outstanding memories? If so, this is the place to share.
Go Ahead. Don't be shy.
Oh, I'll right, I'll go first.
This Christmas I got a gift card for a department store. I've always joked that I wanted to work at home and have a professional wardrobe that was mostly made up of pajamas. So I decided to quit joking and take a step toward reaching my goal. Not so much my goal of having a separate pajama wardrobe, but of becoming a full time writer. So I bought two new pairs of pajamas that I've designated to be my "writing clothes." I have work clothes and casual clothes, so why not writing clothes?
Today I took a shower and got dressed in a pair of my new pajamas. They are flannel with a button-up top. Pink and purple cats sitting on stacks of books are arrayed against a white background. I thought this was a pretty good outfit for a romance writer. And here I am writing away.
I got a second great gift yesterday. The night before I'd been fretting about finding time to buy groceries and still have a girls' day out with my mother and daughters. My husband volunteered to do it for me! Later he said he'd do the grocery shopping every week if I wanted him to. And that could equal a couple more hours of writing time for me every week. Now is that a great gift or what! My husband is not so good at gifts that can be put in a box and wrapped up, but he's great at giving gifts of support.
Earlier this year he rearranged our bedroom to add a desk for me. That was another much appreciated gift. It's wonderful to have a place where I can close the door on everything else and just write. (Plus, it makes perfect sense to wear pajamas to work when your office is a bedroom.)
Will a couple pairs of fun pajamas help me keep to my work schedule? Probably not, but it might help. I'll let you know.
Okay, now it's your turn. What's your Christmas "Show and Tell?"
Posted by Kara Lynn Russell at 6:00 AM