Boy oh boy, it's a week before Christmas already! How did that happen? I can't believe 2015 is just around the corner. Even though I'm not big on New Year's Eve parties, there is always something exciting about the thought of a new year on the horizon.
Over the weekend, we finally set up our tree and put out the last of our Christmas decorations. Most of our Christmas shopping is done, too. We don't have a very long list as more and more of our friends and family members are choosing not to exchange gifts, which is just fine with me, thank you very much. When everyone is just exchanging gift cards, what's the point? lol
It was nice to be able to focus on something fun because last week was a stressful week. We had some MAJOR flooding in the area, and I woke up on Wednesday morning to this:
By the end of the day, the water levels had almost reached the house, but thankfully, before any damage happened, the water made its way into the street and drained. Two days later the water quickly and completely receded--we figure that the drain (which is in the neighbors backyard) must have unblocked. Amen!
Anyhow, the area hadn't seen flooding this bad in about 15 years. It was extensive to say the least. Roads washed out, cars in ditches, many basements and commercial establishments inundated, as well as entire highways. Crazy, crazy, crazy stuff!
I'm glad it's over, and now, I just wish it would snow because everything looks so dreary. It's not looking very promising for a white Christmas.
In other news, things are going well with my YA urban fantasy WIP. I figured out my villain and her motivation, so all the pieces are starting to fall into place. I'm hoping that by the end of 2015 I'll be in a position to start querying agents, so I'm excited to see what the coming year brings!
I don't think I'll be blogging again until the New Year, so I hope you all have wonderful holidays and a fantastic new year! Peace and blessings to all!