Monday, December 25, 2017

Meredith's Monday Musings: Christmas

Hi All!

Merry Christmas! What are all of your plans for today? Hopefully, doing things that you enjoy! 

Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing post is all about: Christmas!

Christmas is such an amazing holiday! There’s great food, gift giving, getting to spend time with family, wonderful music, decorative lights, etc. It’s just such a magical time of year!

Do any of you have traditions that you do for Christmas? My family really doesn’t have one. Growing up, my siblings and I would all sleep in the same room. However, since we’re grown ups now and moved out, we don’t do that anymore. Otherwise, we just all get together on Christmas morning, open presents, and then my Mom makes a delicious breakfast. Then we spend the rest of the day hanging out, until the evening comes where we go over to my Mom’s side of the family. (My Dad has a pretty small family and they all live out of state, which is why we don’t go visit them.) 

For those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas what do y’all do? I’ve always heard the stereotype of people going to the movies or going to get Chinese food? I wonder if there’s any truth to that? 

I don’t want to take up anymore of anyone’s time on this holiday. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! :-) 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Meredith's Monday Musings: Giving

Hi Everyone!

How’s everyone’s week going so far? Only one more week until Christmas. Yay! That’s super exciting! I can’t wait for this holiday. :-)

Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing topic is all about: Giving. 

If any of you really know me, you know that I love giving presents. There’s just something so special about the whole process. I know, I know, call me crazy. 

Before I purchase my present, I really try hard to put myself in the person’s shoes and see what they might need. If they don’t need anything, then I try hard to think about what they like/don’t like. This makes the biggest difference with if the person will enjoy their gift or not. Once I have this all in mind, I go searching in the store or internet. I really try to take my time and not rush. That’s the key. When you have to rush to buy someone a present, that’s when they usually don’t like it. At least, that’s how it’s been for me. Anywho, once I have the gift in mind, I wrap it because who doesn’t like getting to open a gift?  

Here comes the part that I love/hate. I love it when the recipient sees it for the first time and they’re eyes light up and I can tell how much they enjoy what I purchased. It makes me so happy! Here’s the part I hate. Once the shock wears off, they want to keep thanking me for their present and I become the center of attention. I don’t mind getting thanked, but when others are around and they comment, I’m not a fan of that. I prefer to do things behind the scenes. 

How do the rest of you feel about this? Let me know!

That’s all I have for this week. I hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Meredith's Monday Musings: Soap Operas

Hi All!

Happy Monday! How is everyone today? Hopefully, you all are doing well. I’m doing pretty great! I’m getting really excited for Christmas, it’s right around the corner. I have a couple of last minute presents to wrap, but then I’m done for this holiday season. Woot woot! 

Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musings is all about: Soap Operas 

Who here wants to admit that they used to/still do watch a soap opera? Anyone? I’ll admit that I used to watch All My Children. Growing up, my Mom would watch it and of course I wanted to watch the show with her. Before I knew it, I got hooked on the show. 

I use to love watching All My Children. My favorite parts were always the drama scenes. When the hero, Ryan would save the heroine, Greenlee from the evil clutches of Dr. David Hayward. There was just something so exciting about it! 

I think this is one of the reasons why I love writing romance books today. Whenever I read fiction books, they’re good of course, but they don’t have the type of drama, suspense, and passion between two characters as characters in a romance book do. As an author, these are the most fun scenes to write too! 

Sadly, in 2011 All My Children was cancelled. :-( It broke my heart. Thankfully though, a few other avid fans put up dozens of clips from the show, so whenever I get stuck writing a scene, I always have those clips to get my muse going again. 

Before anyone says it, yes I know that General Hospital is still going. However, it just isn’t the same to me as All My Children. I grew up watching that soap opera. I knew the characters and their back stories so well. With General Hospital, I don’t know anything, so it’s really hard to get into watching it. 

So, will anyone admit now that they watch soap operas? It’s okay, I promise not to tell. ;-) 

That’s all I have for now. I hope you all have a great week, everyone!