It took a while but I think my holiday mood has arrived. Actually, I was supposed to get something on here much earlier today but I spent the afternoon rocking my newborn grandson and everything else went out of my head. He's the best Christmas gift I've gotten and hopefully he will be home tomorrow, although I will probably really never get anything done. I already find I am creating new stories for him. When my first grandson, Xavier, was born I wrote my first ever children's story for him, about a little boy and his grandma who fight a dragon hiding in his room. I've been forming another story for my two year old granddaughter about a girl pirate who terrorizes the seven seas, much as my little Anna loves to terrorize us with her antics! And now Jasper, my newest love, needs a story of his own as well. So I'm filling my head with all sorts of ideas. It's incredibly amazing how much love can motivate creativity. In this season that is so much about love and hope and good tidings, it's extra special to find those creative juices flowing and adding to life in all its glory. So here's to the wierd, the funny, the paranormal and the just plain strange: May all your Christmases be bright and your new year way, way, out there.