Well that was just what the doctor ordered. Saturday night was a lot of fun. We had some wine, we did some dancing, eating and had lots of laughs. And thankfully there were no side effects that lingered the following morning from a slight overindulgence of the vino.
I spent Sunday trimming the tree with Maxx and her daughter which is the first time I've done that. Usually it was just me and Coop listening to the Christmas tunes while she sat on the couch supervising and I trimmed the tree. It felt strange not having her there while I did this year, so the distraction of company was probably a good thing.
Meanwhile, my revisions for Brimstone are coming along. I'm managing to keep my page count at 390 pages and I know there are a few sections coming up to be shortened or cut so I will get that down a little further. I have eleven days off over Christmas and I'm hoping to get a fair bit done over the holidays if I can swing it. I don't have any family things planned beyond Christmas eve and Christmas Day so that should leave the rest of the time available for writing.
Work has been a lot of fun lately (shocking!). We have begun a national charity campaign to support the food banks across the country and on Friday we raised over $1,500 and then myself, another co-worker and our CEO went out and bought carts and carts of food to send over to our local food bank here. We ended up with 819 kg of food by the end of it. It was a real adrenaline rush getting to shop and see all the food that would be put to good use. This Friday afternoon I am spending another shift at the warehouse sorting and bagging food. I've already done one shift. I love doing stuff like this. I think it's helping get my HoHo MoJo back. Hopefully things will slow down a little and I can get back to visiting my blog buddies. I haven't had a lot of chance to do that lately and I miss hearing what everyone is up to.
So what did everyone else do this weekend?