Sunday, January 31, 2010

Since February is the month for love, I'm doing a guest blogspot on February 2nd at Check it out.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another cold weekend

but at least we're not getting what they're getting down south. I feel for them, especially since they're not used to it. I do hope all my fellow Red Rose authors are safe, warm, and comfy. One of the good things with January ending, Spring is that much closer. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. As I said before it doesn't bother me as much as it used to. But I do so love spring. It's my favorite time of year. Everything springing to life. I love watching the trees bud and the flowers break into bloom. I especially love the green of the grass. But, I don't want to rush it. Life goes quick enough without wishing it away.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Here it is the end of January already. But January brings with it some exciting news. Red Rose Publishing is contracting another of my books, Designed for Love.
Fate, Kismet, whatever it was turned Wendy Seidel's world upside down. When Bill Johnson knocks Wendy down and falls on top of her at the airport, Wendy can't believe the strange coincidences that follow.
I don't have the contract or a release date yet, but I'll keep you informed.
I'm busy at work on revising and polishing another of my novels, Trouble Comes in Twos. I hope to have it finished and submitted by the end of February, provided life doesn't interfere too much.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Here it is the middle of January. Where does the time go? After weeks of snow, (almost a foot of accumulation in some places) we now have a warm front and I'm pretty sure by tomorrow, all of it will be melted. Especially since it's going up to 41 tomorrow with rain. Maybe it's because I'm older, but I don't mind the snow as much as I used to. Of course, I don't have to drive in it, and I'm sure that has a lot to do with it. I do worry about my kids having to drive in it. Especially my three sons who are truck drivers. Nothing worse than fighting traffic all day in bad weather.
I do have some good news, though. Not only am I going to be great grandma in June, I'm going to be a grandma again in August or September. My youngest son's wife is expecting their fourth child. And my oldest granddaughter is expecting her first child, a boy. And I'm going to be a great aunt and a great great aunt. Now that's getting scary all those greats. Makes me feel old.
We've started the edits for my next book. It's due out March 11th with Red Rose Publishing. I'm working on revising a couple of others that I wrote a long time ago. Bringing them more up to date and polishing them.

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's hard to believe another year has passed. Here it is 2010. A lot has happened the past year, some good, some not so good. But through it all, I've had my family by my side. The year started out simple enough, nothing spectacular, and that was fine with me. I learned a long time ago not to complain about a boring life. Seems every time I did, something bad happened. So now I go with the flow. February, March, April and May were pretty much the same.
The end of May brought an end to life as we knew it. My husband got laid off, and I was devastated. How were we going to make it on Social Security? Cutbacks were definitely in order and a move was first on the agenda. No way could we stay in my dream apartment. We needed something less expensive. But what and where?
Would we be forced to go back to our old neighborhood? While I have wonderful memories there, I spent most of my teenage years there and much of my married life there. We raised our family there and while I loved it, I had no desire to go back.
And then we found this place. What a mess it was and my husband thought I was nuts. But I saw through the mess and knew we could make a home here. We moved in September and life became busy fixing things up. I was right, it turned into a lovely home.
A scare came in November when middle daughter's mammogram came back irregular. We had to wait until the middle of December for another one and thank God, all was normal.
We recently found out we're going to be great-granparents. What exciting news. We're thrilled, a new life, created in love, will be added to our family. Praise God!
My book, Time to Live Again, will be released March 11th at Red Rose Publishing, more good news.
As I reflect back, I'm thankful and blessed that we all have our health and each other and I look forward to the year ahead.