Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals!

No, I’m not insulting your hygiene or your social skills. (Though, please do feel free to insult mine. I’m on day three of my winter-break-slash-research-bender and bathed maybe once in that time.)  My kids and I have been watching Home Alone the past few mornings while I drink my coffee and they eat their Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs with 2% milk so I can pretend I’m a good parent.  You know that line from Angels With Filthy Souls?  My kids are adding that to pretty much everything they say.  Because they really, truly are that awesome. =D

We’re having a good time, at the end of this insane year.  We’re reacquainting ourselves with hilarity after months and months of overwhelming responsibility and inescapable seriousness.  I’ve got a couple of papers still out for review.  I’ve got a story submitted to Canada Writes.  I’ve got a scholarship nomination that I haven’t heard back about, and about which I am losing hope by the day.  I’ve got a conference talk in February that I’m excited and terrified about.  I’ve got a beautiful family and a loving husband and more blessings than I can count.

So, Merry Christmas, my friends.  I’ve been away a lot and I’ll be away a lot more, but I miss you and I hope you are well.

Hugs from,




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18 responses to “Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals!

  1. Hudson Howl

    I must not be on your on your followers list, but Elvira got the email.

    Have a good un, EH!

    • Well, gods bless Elvira. :-) Happy New Year, Hudson! I’ve got eight more months down here in the rabbit hole, followed by a month or so of highly inappropriate behaviour, followed by… well, whatever comes after that. Anyway, hugs to you and your sweet Elvira. Cheers to a glorious 2014 over Beyond Plum Creek. :-)

  2. So fabulous to see your address in my inbox today, darling Desi! Funny that we were watching Home Alone in tandem. What a hoot. I hope you and the family have not only had a glorious Christmas but will have joys and grand adventures beyond imagining in 2014! Sending you big giant cyber-hugs and lots of love,

  3. haha! Love it! Merry Christmas to you and YOURS! blessings of peace and joy for your family.

  4. Julie Frayn

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Desi. Hope the scholarship comes through and your wishes come true.

    • Oh, Julie. Thank you!!! I’m learning – slowly – that ‘breaking through’ as a graduate student isn’t really all that different from breaking through as a writer: Lots of work and LOTS of waiting. Happy 2014, sweet lady!

  5. Merry Christmas, Desi and thanks for the update :)
    Keep well

  6. Have truly missed your posts in recent months. Am so pleased to hear from the Valentine 4 & read of your progress in education & continued good parenting. Chocolate frosted sugar bombs w/ 2% milk never killed a kid yet. It’s when they get to be grandma age that even one bite might send them into a blood sugar drop of no return. How terrific it is to have a full life like yours. Happy holidays 2013 & the best New Year 2014 coming soon…

    • Hahahaha! Very true, Lindy Lee. They’d best enjoy their Sugar Bombs while they can. =D Many hugs to you, and all my best for a wonderful 2014. I hope to be able to write more regularly soon!

  7. Very best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday and a great and fulfilling New Year in 2014!

  8. Sounds like you are doing well and that is fantastic! Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday! :)

  9. Merry christmas darling girl,lost touch a wee bit there but i am safe in the knowledge that you are doing the miles in your brain. WONDERFUL! have a lovely break.. c ps i hope that is not you dipping chocolate into your coffee!!

    • Thanks so much, c. My brain feels in desperate need of re-treading at this point, but the road ahead gets a little bit shorter every day. Many, many hugs to you, sweet lady. And chocolate does go very well with coffee…. >;-}

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