Voting closes today on usanetwork_las, and we're down to only four stories, so if you can help please do! This was the "Christmas Carol" challenge, which took a LOT of creativity and effort, so I hope my story holds up against the votes. I took a skip for the other two LAS comms I'm writing in, as one had the same challenge (!) and the other... I had a great idea for it and even started the story, but just couldn't finish it in time. Perhaps just as well, since the rough draft is @1200 words and there's a 1000 max limit. ;) I'm hoping to post it today or tomorrow, depending on birthday-related busy-ness.
I finished the shopping for my husband's sibs yesterday, found a couple of nice surprises for Lauren (her list is a Doom of ultra-expensive or intangible things), and am down to a few more Lauren gifts, making her apron (still haven't started it), a few things for the stockings, and some work on the Oregon folks (whom we won't see until around the 29th, so there's a little reprieve). And the remaining candy-making/baking stuff. I seriously hope melting the white chocolate doesn't turn on me the way it did one of my coworkers. She's given up on it altogether by now. Perhaps I should be making caramal/milk-chocolate pretzel rods instead of white-chocolate. We'll see how it goes.
Oh, and I fended off two ant attacks yesterday, in two different parts of the house. Whee. This is the dark side of having a raised-foundation house, especially in an anthill town like Sacramento. :0