Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let Them Eat Thai!

L to R: Robison Wells, Annette Lyon, Michele Paige Homes,Sarah M. Eden, Lu Ann Brobst Staheli, H. B. (Heather) Moore, and J. Scott (Jeffrey S.) Savage   
In a rare occurence as of late, our entire critique group, along with almost all of our spouses (we missed you Rob L.), met for our annual Christmas gathering. This time we insured that all would be in attendance by gathering at noon on a Saturday at Thai Village. (Who can pass that up?)  After much chatting about life in general, and discussing the pros and cons of publishing (much to the boredom of said spouses, three of whom ran off to look at guns at the nearby mall), we had the traditional exhanging of the presents. There was definately a theme this year as both Rob and Annette gave us actual butter churns (miniature) and Jeff had special T-shirts made with our butter church mascot in the center (watch for these at Storymakers, and no, you can't have one!) Sarah personalized our gifts by wrapping them in pages from our own manuscripts, Michele and I both wrote accompanying text for our gifts, and Heather gave us all hot chocolate to keep us motivated to write through the cold winter that is soon to come. A good time was had by all, but for now, it's time to get back to the WIPs (works-in-progress for my non-writer friends) so we can meet our deadlines and word counts for 2013.

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