Santa never looks bleary-eyed & Orange Marmalade (oh and giveaway winners too)

Achem…Ok, I’m going to tell you a secret. I’m not ready for Christmas this year. At. All. I’m embarrassingly not ready. I got my tree up early which is really weird, but all the other stuff is well, not happening. Except I might make some orange marmalade this afternoon and I’ve never made marmalade before and I think it’s kind of freeing to walk into the kitchen and make something like marmalade from scratch for the first time. Isn’t it? Ok, it might be a little terrifying too, but overall I think it’s brave. I definitely won’t tell anyone I give it to that it’s my first attempt at marmalade, so you won’t either will you?

Today I made marmalade......mmm!

Ok…I’m glad I got that sorted. I’ve been very distracted lately. I play the piano a lot more than I should which I don’t think is a bad thing, exactly, until it leads me to be up until 3AM wrapping presents. I remember one year like that. I was SO bleary eyed from wrapping presents Christmas Eve. Santa never looks bleary-eyed. Have you ever noticed that? I mean he must be sleep-deprived, right? Ah, well. Another reason to LOVE SANTA. And I believe in him more than ever this year.

I just want to thank all of you for stopping by the Shadow Slayer tour. It was a blast and I’m really excited about book three in the Shadow Series, due out early 2013.

Ok…so who won the big giveaway???? Here’s the winners:

Samantha Grizzell

Kristia Miltiadou

DeeDee Brinkman Griffin

Anne Consolacion

Megan Wille

Botezatu Paula

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Ashfa Anwer

I’ve emailed you all so hopefully you have a little present in your inbox. And thank your lucky stars it’s not my first jar of orange marmalade! LOL!  (if you haven’t heard from me for some reason…just email elliwrite (at) yahoo (dot) com and let me know!