"Any arbitrary turn along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different." ~ Frances Mayes

After losing 112 pounds in almost a year and a half, I have come to realize how very much I was missing. I may be Late to the Party, but I am doing my best to catch up in my own unique way!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Musing about Muses and Christmas

Oh, yes, I have been away from the blog for months.  But when The Muse is dormant there isn't anything I can do about it.  I should say the Writing Muse has been quiet, for the Artistic Muse has had me in her grips and control for sometime now.  I have been working feverishly on the Etsy shop (which is under a new name, by the way - The Celtic Heart - if you are so inclined as to take a look.  The Flyboy's Baby, the original name is now the Vintage section of the shop....stop by and take a look at The Celtic Heart .....as I was saying, I have been a mad woman making Short Scarf Neck Warmers, covered buttons, Christmas ornaments and beaded wrap bracelets, as well as selling 31 Gifts, my newest venture, which I might add, is a wonderful company to represent.  So let's get the shameless plugging over with - here are the link 31 Gifts http://www.mythirtyone.com/PamAndGabriel/ .  If you are so inclined, please go take a look at both 31 and Etsy!  Now onto the real reason for this long awaited post...Okay, I know you all have not lost sleep in anticipation and pondering if I would ever write another blog entry, but I have!

It is the second day of December and the time of the year that I circle the wagons, so to speak.  Candles get lit, the house gets decorated, music is on and the TV is set to the sappy holiday movies on Lifetime and Hallmark rather than the news stations.  In other words, the real world is shut out, avoided, shunned.  If only for a few weeks, I try to capture "the warm fuzzies" before we all return to the chaos and day to day routine of normal life after the New Year.

Last year I shared with you different aspects of Christmas time and the holidays that make it special to me.  I hope I accomplished that goal.  Just today, I went back and reread some of those blog entries.  And it was then that the Muse called her siren's call.  Who can deny the Muse?  And so I am in the clutches of the Writing Muse once again.  Between the magic of Christmas and the overwhelming desire to compose, I surrender....surrender to the wonderful elixir of words and language and phrases, an elixir that is to me as intoxicating as any liquor.  How lovely!  So given that I have no choice over this element of creativity, I am committing to blogging this Holiday Season.  Fulfilling for me, possibly entertaining for you.  We shall see.....

So I am committing to writing on the blog once again.....expect in the next month my take on December and the festivities and soul searching that comes during this time of year.  A December Word of the Month, some reflective pieces on the holidays, and if they are out there, new Flash Mob videos for Flash Mob Mondays!  I know you are all just waiting with bated breath.....hang on, I'll be posting some new stuff shortly! 

P.S. And yes, it is BATED breath, not BAITED breath, for those of you who really care and for those of you that think I have a typo.  Bated means "almost to stop", thus holding your breath waiting for the next entry to this blog......  End of English grammar lesson.  Sorry....I just can't help myself......Carry on!

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