My Favorite Holiday with @meganslayer #hallooween #holidays #garfield

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This week’s post concerns my Favorite Holiday (and a recipe).

My favorite holiday is Halloween. I don’t have any great recipes to go along with Halloween because I’m not much of a cook. Why Halloween? I hate being scared. I hate being startled. That said, I do like the inventiveness of the holiday. I love seeing how others decorate their space for the holiday. I like seeing the different displays and the interpretations. My tot loves to decorate our house for the event and even created his own sculpture to use outside. It’s pretty cool. I don’t have pictures of his work because he gets protective of it.

But why Halloween? I remember being a kid and watching Garfield’s Halloween Special. I can’t find the imdb link, but here’s the link to it on google, in case you’ve never seen it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield%27s_Halloween_Adventure

This show scared the living hell out of me, but I still wanted to watch it. There’s a creepy old guy who tells a ghost story, ghosty pirates that show up and it gets scary. Now, being five when the show came on TV, I was scared. But I loved it – because I could turn it off. You can’t turn off a haunted house.

The other reason Halloween is my favorite holiday is something that Garfield says… “Halloween’s my kind of a holiday. It’s not like those other stupid holidays. I don’t get pine needles in my paws, there’s no dumb bunnies, no fireworks, no relatives, just candy. Boom, you go out and get candy. It’s as simple as that. Simple, that’s me.”

Maybe that sounds greedy. Maybe it sounds miserly. I’m not wild about crowds and I don’t like being hugged. I like fireworks, but it scares the hell out of my dogs. Plus, I like candy.

What about you? What’s your favorite holiday and do YOU have a recipe? I can’t cook, but maybe I can make your recipe. It’s possible. 🙂

Pick Me Up by @meganslayer #pnr #gay #gayromance #erotic #paranormal #christmas #changelingpress #meganslayer

Pick-Me-Up (Christmas Spirits 1) by Megan Slayer PICK

Cover Art: Bryan Keller

BIN: 008659-02798

Genres: New ReleasesParanormalRomance

Themes: ChristmasGay

Series: Christmas Spirits (#1)

Book Length: Novella

Page Count: 55

 

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Nic Kristol wants one thing for Christmas — a second chance. Being dead makes second chances hard, but the moment he sees Jon, he’s determined to meet the handsome man.

Jon Ruhle thought he’d given up on romance, but along came Nic. He’s drawn to the mysterious man and would love to spend the holidays together. There’s just one problem — Nic’s a spirit. Will he and Nic find their forever together or apart?

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He headed downstairs and the spring returned to his step. Giddiness filled his mind. He was about to ask someone out for the first time in months. Holy shit. Could he do this?

He stepped into the bitter December air and gasped. He tugged his collar and scarf tighter around his throat. Christmas carols played on the loudspeakers along the street. Twinkle lights shimmered from the light poles, illuminating his path. Tinsel Christmas trees rustled on the trash bins, and a dusting of snow added a festive feel to his four-block journey.

Jon loved living in the center of Danielsville. He could walk to the stores, restaurants and even the theater. The library was only five blocks away. The police presence in town ensured anyone downtown would be safe. Why move away from such a wonderful situation?

He ducked into the bistro to find it mostly empty. He’d expected a large crowd, it being a Friday night and not long before Christmas. Where were the throngs of shoppers needing to wet their whistle after strolling downtown? He looked for Nic. Was his favorite server there?

“Hi, you.” Nic sashayed up to him. “I hoped you’d come in tonight. Is it chilly out?”

“Freezing.” Jon swept his gaze over Nic. The burgundy long-sleeve shirt clung to his frame and showcased the strength in his upper body. The long apron covered his lower half. Pity. He loved looking at Nic’s body. He swallowed the whimper in his throat. He’d been cold until now, but the chill evaporated. Heat enveloped him and not because of the fireplace or his coat. “Which section is yours?” he managed. “I want to be in your section.”

“Over here.” Nic grinned. He seemed to shimmer from the inside. Was he wearing glitter? Nic paused and touched Jon’s biceps. “Are you sure you want my section?”

“Of course.” He wished he could lean into Nic. He loved the heat radiating from him. “Lead the way.”

“I’m off once I close out your tab.” Nic gestured to a booth. “But I’m thrilled you came here for me. I’m getting the feeling you like me.”

“I do,” Jon blurted. Fuck. He hadn’t meant to be so blunt. Chalk it up to being bitten by the Christmas spirit.

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My Grandmother Used to Say… with @meganslayer #grandmother #advice #holidays

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The holidays can be a tough time. So many people to see and places to be. The spring tends to be easier, but not always. I know, because of DH’s schedule, what holidays I can attend and which ones we won’t be able to because there isn’t time. Or because we’ve decided to have just our family, not the extended one.  It happens. One year we might be able to make it to all the big gatherings and the next…none. It’s not fun. My grandfather passed last year and it’s getting close to the anniversary of that, so I do want to be around the extended family. But it’s not always feasible.

My grandmother used to say (and still does), just tell the boss your grandmother wants you to be there and to give you the time off. If that doesn’t work, then cry. If that doesn’t work, then let me cry and I’ll get your boss to let you have time off.

I love my grandmother, but crying doesn’t always get the job done. Sometimes you’ve just gotta bite the bullet and do the job. You’ve got to go to work. I get her meaning though. She wants us to be there. It’s not the same without all the cousins around. Plus, you don’t know how long you’ve got to have those people around. It’s tough.

Some days I get frustrated. I know she’ll say she’ll volunteer to talk to the boss so we can be there. Some days it’s funny. Other days, it’s frustrating. But I understand. I’m going to be a grandmother some day (I assume) and I’ll probably be the same way. But who knows.

Considering it’s almost a year since my grandfather passed and I’m sure this will be tough for my grandmother, I just might have to find a way to be at Easter after all.