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I'm zagging…
Saturday, December 6th, 2008

I have one major project to work on, one deadline, and do you think I can open the document and get to work?

I think Christmas is getting to me. I’m not the sentimental type by a long-shot, but there’s so much going on, so many advertisements spamming my email, so many postings about people baking and shopping that I’m feeling like I must be a total scrooge, and that maybe I shouldn’t wait this year until Christmas Eve to do all my shopping in one day.

I’ve done that many times. I HATE shopping, get nauseous in mall air, and Christmas songs make my head pound. I’ll have a honed-to-the-last-detail list, start at 10:00 AM when the mall doors open, then rush through the stores before the crowds get too thick and I have a panic attack. Okay, so I’m exaggerating a little bit, but only very little.

What’s the difference this year? Maybe I’m a bit burned out with stress. Back-to-back books and facing the end of the last contract I have to fulfill. Always a worrisome place to be for a writer.

And it might have to do with the little face of a four-year-old who likes to sneak into my closets because she knows mommy hides her presents there, but my closets only have shoes and clothes and stuff.

Enough. Time to get to work. I wish you luck wrapping up your shopping, and be thinking of me, the last person on the last day before Christmas looking for that perfect gift as I whoosh by with my shopping cart and scoop the present into the basket.

5 comments to “I'm zagging…”

  1. Brandy Walker
    · December 7th, 2008 at 12:00 pm · Link

    Well good luck Delilah. I think I just need a few more thing. Mostly stocking stuffers that I plan on getting this week. Though with our major change at the beginning of the year we have already gotten some of the presents meant to make memories.

  2. Fedora
    · December 7th, 2008 at 8:04 pm · Link

    Hugs, Delilah! Hope you get lots of writing and shopping done effortlessly this week 😉 (Uh, I’ll be cruising that shopping aisle right with you… I’m not done and still dread, dread, dreading going…)

  3. Delilah Devlin
    · December 7th, 2008 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Brandy and Fedora!
    Went to Dallas and back to pick up the four-year-old from her father. Hit Bass Pro shop for the SIL. One down, TG!

  4. Brandy Walker
    · December 8th, 2008 at 10:03 am · Link

    Bass Pro Shop…..too funny. We don’t have one that close but will make special trips there. I know you’ve mentioned Dallas before but it never registered. My parents live in Plano now.

  5. Karin
    · December 9th, 2008 at 1:18 am · Link

    Delilah, I’m very much like you when it comes to shopping. I cannot stand it and hate having to do it. So far the only gifts I’ve gotten were those I bought while I was on vacation and the basketball tickets for my nephews that I bought online. Oh, well, and the shoes I bought for my sister last week that I made her pick out and try on. lol

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