When I was a kid, socks were the worst Christmas gift ever, except for maybe underwear, especially when opened in front of OTHER PEOPLE OMG THE HORROR. But really, socks were pretty low on the list of Things That Make Great Gifts for Me.
Now? I got seven pair of socks from my husband for Christmas, and it was fan-frigging-tastic.
Of course, we’re not talking white tube socks. Oh no. We’re talking Cats.
We’re talking beautiful koi:
Guys… we’re talking DRAGONS. Red ones, too, which is kind of perfect for me.
These are all from Sock Dreams, by the way, which is a fantastic website to waste hours on if you’re like me and think fancy socks are just the bee’s knees (or the dragon’s Volkswagen, as the case may be). You can make a wish list while you’re there, too. Mine just got a bit shorter when I ordered four more pair (don’t judge me, it’s an investment to make the ones I have last longer), but it’s still pretty great. I really need those whale and ship ones…
I’ve been informed that I can’t buy the BITCH socks. I say that I need to be able to say “Watch out people, I’ve got my bitch socks on today!” and mean it, but I suppose that’s a bad idea now that the kids can read.
Anyway, I owe an update. I missed Wednesday, but not because I wasn’t working. Things are actually going really well– or they were when the kids were in school, anyway.
EDITING: I did a little restructuring that cut some words and made the story a bit tighter. Didn’t remove as many words as I’d like, but we’ll see how that looks when I read over it. Only one more big thing to fix (involving gender-flipping a character, which I think will be fun). Otherwise, there’s just regular old editing and hunting for pesky over-used and unnecessary words. I got the ms under 110,000 words. We’ll see how much more I can do. Also, Project Semicolon Elimination was a near-complete success. I think there are four left in the entire book, down from… well, hundreds. I lost count.
READING: So, I read that ARC I said I’d read. I’ve been a little nervous about promising reviews on books, because I’m an honest reviewer and I’ve been disappointed in the past (not by any of my readers here, though, just so’s you know). No worries with this one! I’ll review here on the blog next month. Super good book, I’m so glad I did this.
OTHER STUFF: I’m the best wife ever today. I’ve got a pot roast in the slow cooker (thanks to the meal planning I did last weekend), I made chicken salad for AJ’s lunch tomorrow, the kitchen is clean, laundry’s in… lots of good stuff. I still wasn’t able to exercise much this week, but I got Jack out for a walk the other day. Yaaaaaay… Hey, it’s something. And I’m seeing a chiropractor on Tuesday. I’m just a little excited about that, let me tell you.
So there you go, another update. I know, the blog is all updates and Engrish right now. Things will get more content-y soon, I promise.
So, what’s new with you?
January 19th, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Love those socks … too bad about the bitch ones, though 🙂
January 19th, 2014 at 5:05 pm
I know, right? It would be hilarious.
January 19th, 2014 at 2:52 pm
I def. need some of those socks – just ‘wasted’ half an hour drooling over them – bad you telling me about them!:) wish list for my birthday – just how eccentric I can look now with those on my elderly feet – but which to choose, which to choose
good work on the editing and all best for this coming week:)
January 19th, 2014 at 5:08 pm
I think the wish list is brilliant. I won’t usually spend that much on socks for myself, but as presents? HELLO! Make sure you share your list with your friends and family. 🙂
The options certainly are overwhelming, aren’t they?
January 19th, 2014 at 3:02 pm
I love the socks. I absolutely positively cannot check out the sock website! I know that it would suck me into the sock vortex and I would never emerge!
January 19th, 2014 at 5:10 pm
NEVER. And ordering is almost worse. My husband told me to pick out four pairs (partly as a birthday present), and it took me an hour just to choose them off of my own wish list.
I got phoenix, jellyfish, dandelion and tree frog socks. I think I’m good with my decision. 🙂
January 19th, 2014 at 3:17 pm
Those are some pretty funky socks! (so in love with the dragon ones). I love getting socks for Christmas too, so I was a little distressed when I didn’t get any this time round! The horror.
January 19th, 2014 at 5:33 pm
Well, I think you deserve to buy some for yourself. The dragon ones are amazing, and nice quality, too.
If I was rich, I’d give away SO MANY SOCKS here!
January 19th, 2014 at 5:56 pm
I just might have to do that. The world needs more charity like that. You can never have too many socks! 😉
January 19th, 2014 at 5:58 pm
Especially dragon socks! I think I just got an idea for another prize at my book release party. 🙂
January 19th, 2014 at 5:59 pm
Aha, brilliant idea!
January 19th, 2014 at 6:35 pm
“Project Semicolon Elimination” – love it! I think I need that sometimes, too.
Also: cat and dragon socks! Awesome.
January 20th, 2014 at 2:04 pm
Those socks are fantabulous! I’m kind of jealy over here. And great work on your goals. 🙂
January 22nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm
You have the best socks ever.
January 23rd, 2014 at 7:52 pm
Best socks ever. Heading on over to waste–er I mean, use some time to browse. A few minutes at best. I’m certain. 😉
January 23rd, 2014 at 7:53 pm
Sock shopping is the best possible use of your time. Always.