Today's top five secrets are from Rebecca Taylor, author of Ascendant. For more information on Rebecca and her books, click here.
Favorite Holiday Drink: I actually don’t drink alcohol anymore…I gave it up over a year ago. And now you’re asking yourself, “Is she an…??” And the answer is, “No J” I just found that it got to the point where even a single glass of wine would leave me exhausted and with a terrible headache—and since I’m working, raising kids, and trying pursue a writing career, I don’t have time for things that leave me feeling awful. Sooooo, my favorite holiday drink is a non-dairy hot chocolate (seeing as how I don’t drink dairy either!) Geesh, I’m sounding a bit high maintenance. (I swear I’m not!)
Holiday Embarrassing Moment: The first Thanksgiving I spent with my husband’s (then boyfriend’s) family, I fell asleep on the couch after dinner. They were super gracious about it, even so…yes, I was embarrassed.
The Best Holiday Gift I Ever Gave: The first Christmas my husband and I spent together, I had a Christmas ornament engraved with our names, the date, and “Our First Christmas Together.” When he opened it, he turned away from me and was quiet for an awkward length of time. It took me a moment to realize he was doing one of those controlled-man-cries. I never asked him why, but after seventeen years together, I have a pretty good idea about why that simple ornament floored him that way. I will always remember that.
My Ho-Ho-Hopeless Romantic Holiday Wish List:
- To be able to write books as my full time career
- To travel to as least three different countries a year with my family
- To own a beach cottage (a real cottage!)
- To go on a fabulous tropical vacation with my ENTIRE family—even the super crazy ones—at least once before my grandparents get much older
What I love about the holidays: Christmas lights EVERYWHERE.
What I hate about the holidays: Putting up Christmas lights.