It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the Warm Springs Writers Retreat. We have to be decorated by Thanksgiving because our December retreat is always the first week. And January's retreat isn't until mid month. That way we can decompress over the holidays. Besides, what's the benefit of running your own business if you don't make it work for you.
We have a ton of Christmas trees. Live of course. Each guest gets a baby tree in their room and the lobby has a ten foot spruce that Seth went to the woods to chop himself. The Forest Service loves seeing him come in for our permits because we drop a lot of money there. But it's once a year, right?
Shauna's been buying Christmas ornaments all year at yard sales to make sure we can make each room unique.
And me? I've been supervising. Okay, maybe I've been sneaking upstairs to my room to write, but I've been tasting all the cookies Shauna's been making.
What's your favorite Christmas tradition? One commenter will win a copy of OF MURDER AND MEN (just released - November 28th) US mailings only. (Lynn Cahoon will send you a digital copy of different book if you're out of the US.) Contest closes December 4th.