Shannon Stacey

Archive for December, 2009

Christmas pictures

We ended up with, I think, fifteen kids who were fourteen and under at the family’s Christmas Eve get-together. I’d show you the chaos that is during present opening time, except five of those are foster children and I’m not comfortable posting their pictures online.

This one, however, I’ll share: TK wanted a lint brush for Christmas and Grammy bought him one, along with a nice dress shirt. It’s hard to see in the picture, but she also gave … Read More »

Happy Holidays!

Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it’s wicked awesome!

Things will be hectic this morning and then, this afternoon, we’re off to Christmas Eve with the family.

I still have some wrapping to do and cracker candy to make, and I have to find all my stuff. I’m a total sucker for cheap, cheesy Christmas glitz—a christmas bulb necklace, bell earrings, holiday tiara…you name it. If there was a Christmas equivalent of a cheap hooker, I’d be it. Or … Read More »

Random pre-Christmas observations

My presents are still unwrapped in the train room. I still haven’t peeked. I’m twitching now, but I haven’t looked.

I think the dog has more to unwrap than my husband.

My husband added an electric razor to the Tall Kid’s gift haul and now I have a tic in my left eye.

I need to remember to charge & sync SK’s gift tonight after he goes to bed so it’ll be unwrap-and-go on Christmas morning.

I miss my Dad … Read More »

My husband is torturing me

Growing up, I always peeked at my Christmas presents. There was no place my mother could hide them I couldn’t find them. Yes, I even had a kit for dealing with already wrapped gifts that included a purloined razor blade and invisible tape.

I outgrew that, but I still get very antsy about wanting to know what’s going under the tree for me. Nobody knows this more than my husband, who has witnessed seventeen years of holiday anticipation on my … Read More »

Judging a publisher by formatting?

All Romance eBooks is giving away a free book for each of the 12 days of Christmas. It’s an exciting promotion because it’s a chance to sample new authors and new publishers and perhaps find great new books to read.

Previously occupying this space was a rant about the formatting issues of the two books published by Tease Publishing, which I downloaded from All Romance eBooks. The problem apparently occurred during the conversion to ePub by ARe and had been

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