December 29th. I love it.

This has been a pretty great week.

First up, “Frozen”. I love it.  On Tuesday I went to see it with my mom and Brittany. It was highly entertaining. The music was wonderful and Olaf was probably the best part. I’m glad I waited to see it with them. We were whispering between each other about who he voices were and parts that we thought were funny. I never go to the movies with anyone so this was a nice change of pace.

I love it.

Next up,  Levi. I love him. He did such a great job on the flight home from New Orleans. He was very well behaved in the airport (even when we had to wait an extra hour for our flight), people loved to pet him, and he even held his own on the plane. No growling, barking, or whining for this guy.

I love it.

Finally, being home for a whole week! I love it! This was the first time I’ve been home since July and also the first time I have seen my brother in over a year because I moved away last Christmas. I have to go home on Tuesday, but so far we’ve watched movies, ate food, had a delayed Christmas (we celebrated 3 days late), and did I mention all of the food (I even made pecan pie and gumbo for the first time ever!). I’ve gonna be really sad to leave.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

December 22nd. I love it.

This past month has been absolutely ridiculous!

First up this week, warmer weather. I love it. I realize it’s December and in most places it’s cold, but the fact that I got to go to work almost every day this week without a jacket is pretty cool. I am really pumped to go home and spend some time in the snow, though. Levi can play in snow too!

I love it.

Next up, listening to Zachary Levi sing. I love it. He’s on Broadway performing in the musical comedy, “First Date.” I got the soundtrack from the library and it has seriously been the only thing I’ve listened to since Thursday. My favorite song is “In Love with You” in which Zac is performing solo. After hearing his voice, I can’t believe they didn’t make a musical episode of “Chuck”.

I love it.

Finally, having all of the major events of 2013 over. This weekend alone I had 5 games in two days – 4 basketball games and the New Orleans Bowl. Looking back at all of the events I’ve done this year (as well as the collection of credentials I have), I have been really busy this year; hosting the Ravens before the Superbowl, The Women’s Final Four, the Women’s NIT, The Louisiana High School State Baseball Tournament, and a bunch more. Crazy year.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

The problem of being a writer.

The problem with being a writer is you know how to describe things. In your mind, you’re not just thinking about petting your dog; you’re thinking about what you would tell other people about petting your dog. What does is feel like? How does he respond? Are you creating dialogue between you and your dog?

“I grasp Levi’s ear between my thumb and middle finger. I run my forefinger along the edge of his ear; it feels velvety soft. He looks at me with sad eyes and I’m sure he’s thinking “You were gone for an awful long time today.”  I notice that it’s cold so I take his ear in both hands and rub quickly creating heat. He doesn’t seem to mind. He lowers his head closer to my face and breaths softly and deeply. He’s glad that I’m home again.”

Much of translates into trying to tell people about events that they may or may not be interested in. Even if they were interested, after a five minute story with no end in sight, no one cares what you have to say anymore. People don’t want the details. All they want is:

“Levi was so happy I came home last night.”

Where’s the fun in that?

December 15th. I love it.

Half way through December? My goodness.

First up this week, going to the movies. I love it. I haven’t gone in a while (I’ve been busy) so I made up for it this weekend. I saw “Thor: The Dark World”, “Delivery Man”, and “The Book Thief.”  The Book Thief was the best one I saw. It was just as good as the book, I think. Thor 2 was better than the first one, and Delivery Man wasn’t terrible, but still entertaining. When I go home next week, I want to see “Frozen” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and maybe even “Anchorman 2” (because I love James Marsden). It’s going to be a busy week!

I love it.

Next up, decorating for Christmas. I love it. It took me a long time to decide whether or not to put in the effort, but I thought my fireplace could use some decorating. All I have is some tinsel, string lights, and stockings for me and Levi. It actually looks pretty good. No tree this year, but we’ll see what next year brings.

I love it.

Finally, hanging out with people that can actually speak. I love it. Now, as much as I love the adventures I have with the people in the books I read every week (this week it’s Katniss in “Hunger Games”), interacting with real people does have it’s advantages. Chad and Rachel from work wanted to meet Levi, so this morning we met at the dog park in Lafreniere. It’s more fun being at the dog park when you have commentary from other people, because they don’t get to see how crazy Levi is all the time like I do. I’m just proud that they braved the cold to be there on a Sunday that would have been better spent in bed. Thanks, guys!

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.