Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Oh Goodness Me!

All of yesterday went by before I even realized that it was Monday. *smacks forehead*

So clearly, this is a busy time of year for all of us. We're trying to continue with our writing, fulfill any resolutions we made last year, spend time with family, shop for presents, and a host of other demands that are being made on us every single waking moment of the day. But to be perfectly honest, I love it all. I love Christmas. It is my second favorite holiday of the year (preceded only by Easter). For some reason, I always feel invincible around this time of year. No matter what happens (death of family member, loss of job, illness, etc.), a smile always finds it's way onto my face and I remember what this holiday is really about.

Now why did I italicize illness? Well, apparently, I have shingles. Yay for me. It's really not that bad and I'm not suffering from all the symptoms that they name on the website. My muscles are a tad sore and there is one spot on my back where a rash has appeared. My husband, however, is freaking out like I have the plague. Unfortunately, he's never had chickenpox, so he's worried that I'm going to spread this illness to him before Christmas. And what does a loving wife do in such a situation? Why, she hikes up her shirt and waves her rash at him and chases him around the house! Good times. *wipes away tear* In my defense, I had this for a few days before I even figured out what it was. He even touched my adorable little rash. If he was going to get sick, it would have happened already.

But as I played this game with my husband, I realized that I have been sick for practically ever Christmas. This being the case, I came to wonder why on earth I feel invincible? Well, it's because this holiday helps to remind me that there are more important things going on than a cold, flu, or even shingles. All of the drama, illness, whatever, that I go through throughout the year seems pretty trivial in light of this wonderful holiday.

So on that note, I wish you all a very wonderful and blessed Christmas.

~Emily White

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday's Myths--The Unusual

We all know about unicorns, fairies, vampires, werewolves, banshees, and on and on, but there are hundreds of mythological creatures that most people have never heard of. Well, no more! Today, I'm going to provide a list of ten creatures you probably never imagined.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little list. I'm sure you noticed that most of the information was taken from The Muses Realm. I highly suggest you look at their extensive list. Though they don't provide a lot of information on each individual creature, they do provide a good base for furthering your research. Enjoy!

~Emily White

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday's Myths--You tell me!

I may be a busy little bee lately, but that doesn't mean I want my blog to completely lag behind! However, I still don't have the time to research and work on my book, so I thought it would be a good time to have a discussion sort of day.

So, you tell me. What was your favorite fairy tale when you were little? Is there any type of mythological creature you wished you could be or that you were friends with?

Me? I always wanted to be a fairy. Having wings would be cool!

~Emily White