This spot is on a reserve as a place to babble about my fic and general experience participating in yuletide. Right now I am going sledding! In the balmy 40(f) degree weather! Where everything has turned to slush! Whoo!
Here I am, cold, wet, bruised, sporting a snow burn -- but thrilled. I haven't gone sledding since I was twelve, and I forgot how much fun it is to zoom pell-mell down an icy slope.
I went only in a t-shirt and jeans, because it was so warm today, but quickly learned that you don't wear layers when sledding to keep warm. You wear layers when sledding to act as a barrier between the rough ice and your flesh. My arms are a little beat up, and my tailbone dislikes me, but it was so so so much fun omg.
I have been meaning to make mention of yuletide since authors were revealed, but due to procrastination, and, you know, general laziness, I hadn't yet. So very belatedly, ( here are my final thoughts on that seasonal insanity test known as Yuletide. )
You know, as much as I adored the gifts I recieved from yuletide and love and admire the folks who wrote them for me, my favourite part was getting to write for someone else, and having them enjoy it. I definitely plan to be around for Yuletide 2008, though hopefully not as busy with work and/or knowledgeable of the ways to avoid the madness. There are still a few fandoms I've always wanted to write fic for and never had the impetus until now.
I think that now concludes my learning curve through baby's first Yuletide. :)