This morning as I was having coffee and going through edits, I had the sudden thought of reading a medieval romance. "Why is that?" I suddenly wondered and sat there pondering the idea for several seconds, before I realized, "It's because we're close to Christmas." I'm a fan of ancient Christmas carols like Greensleeves, Adeste Fideles, and Gloria in Excelsis Deo. While these may not be necessarily considered medieval, they certainly make me think of castles bedecked in beautiful garland, carolers dressed in lovely shades of deep green and burgundy, and Wassail filling goblet after goblet.
So, what makes this time of year for each of us? For me, it's the music, the chill in the air and, yes, the happy feeling that red cup from Starbucks gives (filled with a nonfat gingerbread latte, of course). Red lips, warm coats, the flush in everyone's cheeks. Watching the UK YouTubers and their daily Vlogmases. Pancakes for dinner. Hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows. The sound of my mother's voice, telling me how everyone's doing down South. The comfort of sitting next to my husband every evening in the soft glow of tree lights, while our little one laughs.
I dearly hope each and every one of you is enjoying the holidays as much as I.
Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,
P.S. I'm on the lookout for a juicy medieval romance! Let me know your suggestions!