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Kathy Lyons | Holiday Rules ... or a new quiz for you!

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New Rule: No Holidays allowed until I finish dying my Easter Eggs.

I used to love holidays. Easter eggs, Halloween costumes, even flag day was fun. But since my kids have left home (Yippee, empty nesting!), I can't be bothered to notice the passing of days. Well, that's not exactly true. I count days by words written and deadlines missed or (fingers crossed) made. So now that we've finished Thanksgiving and are heading toward Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza (not to mention Omisoka, St. Lucy's day, and New Years) guess what my holiday plans look like.

  1. Plans? Who plans? I'm going to sit by a fire and read while my cat tries to drink my wine
  2. Husband is doing the tree and outdoor lights. I'm shopping to feed 1000 (aka my teenaged nieces and nephews). And amazon is delivering the rest.
  3. What holiday? Talk to me after I finish my next grizzly bear shifter romance. (Sign up for my newsletter here to get a sneak peek...um, coming as soon as the book is done. Which will be soon, I swear!)
  4. Pass the egg nog. My manscripts are written, the presents are bought, and… bwahahahaha! I couldn't even finish typing this because it's too ridiculous for words.
  5. I'm turning off the news, my smart phone, and my computer. That will take care of the peace on Earth part, at least in my neck of the woods. Then I'm going to share love with my family, indulge in crass commercialism with presents all around, and stuff myself until I'm bursting through my clothes. And when that's all done, I'm going to thank you, my reader, for giving me your attention in this hectic time of year. Ahem…THANK YOU!

Answer: E. -- It's easy for me to forget that so many of my favorite moments have been between the pages of some book. The people inside those fictional worlds live with me forever. So thank you authors for giving me such joy and starting me on this lifelong journey of storytelling. (HA! You thought I was talking about my own books.) And as for my readers, even those who just are checking out this blog. You make me feel special and heard in a world of so much noise. If I can give you a fraction of the love that I feel for you, then I will count myself forever blessed. So THANK YOU!

Now, for the other possible answers. I do intend to sit and read this holiday. Just as soon as the manuscript is done. (Which may be just in time to dye Easter eggs). And I got evil and sneaky this year. We're spending the holiday at my sister's house, so I don't have to do any decorating at all! WOO HOO! Well, maybe a small tree. And some outdoor lights. Don't want to be the only house on the block that's dark. And it's always fun to try and stuff my cat into a little Santa suit…

Kathy puts Cinammon in a santa costume

So now it's your turn. What is something you're looking forward to this holiday season? Leave a comment and one lucky reader will win a Kathy Lyons/Jade Lee holiday gift box of signed books! Not just mine, but a few others too! So hurry up! Tell me what you're looking forward to!

What is something you're looking forward to this holiday season? Leave a comment and one lucky reader will win a Kathy Lyons/Jade Lee holiday gift box of signed books! Not just mine, but a few others too! So hurry up! Tell me what you're looking forward to!

 

 

Comments

23 comments posted.

Re: Kathy Lyons | Holiday Rules ... or a new quiz for you!

My husband has been away for a few months and I look
forward to him coming home for Christmas.
(G. Bisbjerg 4:52pm December 14)

I am looking forward to the smiles and laughter... and all of the yummy food!
(Colleen Conklin 6:31pm December 14)

I am looking forward to a very quiet Christmas day, watching our movies on TCM and getting our Wawa goodies to nibble on through the day!
(Felicia Ciaudelli 8:37pm December 14)

Looking forward to having a nice day off with my hubby and
boys. Christmas Day is the only day of the year the
bookstore I work for is closed. Plus the awesome food that
will be made for Christmas as well. Thank you for the
chance and Merry Christmas.
(Jeannie Platt 6:36am December 16)

I work every Christmas because I don't have kids and others do so I offer to work .But I do see family after and I love all the lights, movies and food. Every have a Merry Christmas!!
(Jennifer Beck 12:56pm December 16)

I am looking forward to visiting my brother and sister's
families in Santa Monica.
(Cecilia Rodriguez 4:30pm December 16)

great day with my family
(Orna Soref 5:55pm December 16)

I'm looking forward to shopping with my granddaughters and spending time with my whole family. Merry Christmas!
(Anna Speed 1:12pm December 17)

It's the most pumpkinful time of the year!
(Richard Brandt 9:53pm December 17)

Cute pics. You do have a lot of work to do. I take it
easy now that my kids are older, not having to wrap gifts
until the wee hours of the morning. Plus I no longer have
to decipher the code I wrote on the gifts already wrapped.
(Alyson Widen 12:31pm December 18)

Looking forward to my son coming home for Christmas.
(Kelly Zauner 1:27pm December 18)

All of kids and family coming to our house.
(Ron Frampton 5:42pm December 18)

Looking forward to relaxing :-)
(Sandy Mangarella 7:31pm December 18)

I am looking forward to spending Christmas day with my grandchildren and great-grandchildren and seeing Christmas through their eyes.
(Linda Harrison 8:26pm December 18)

Since we will have an empty nest for Christmas, I plan on
having more time to read. Had a big family get together for
Thanksgiving so now we have to share.
(Nancy Luebke 9:03pm December 18)

I'm looking forward to pumpkin pie!
(Karen Mikusak 2:15am December 19)

I am looking forward to peppermint schnapps eggnog for the holidays.
Time to have fun!!!
(James Lee 3:18am December 19)

I'm looking forward to watching movies with my family on
Christmas Eve.
(Carrie Edmunds 2:25am December 20)

the family will be together for Christmas! That only happens
every two years, and not everyone makes it every time - but
this year they are all supposed to come home!
(Diane Sallans 10:49am December 20)

I'm looking forward to spending time with my nieces &
nephews! Our oldest nephew just got engaged last weekend,
so I can't wait to see our future niece's ring & hear all
about the wedding plans!
(Maria Proctor 4:02pm December 20)

Fruitcake (I know hardly anybody outside my family, and
some inside, agree with me), special holiday cookies,
Stollen, and dinner with my family!
(Karen Hillis 4:15pm December 20)

I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends during the Christmas holiday.
(Bonnie Hometchko 8:16pm December 20)

I'm looking forward to being able to relax a little.
(Racquelle Robinson 8:59pm December 20)

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