Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We certainly did, and I want to share a few pictures with you.
Kathryn’s dining room table and tree.
Don’t you feel we’re in that awkward time? The “franticness” of Christmas is past. Kids are still off from school. We anticipate the new year and reminisce about past times and people we shared those times with. And yet, things hang in the balance. We wait.
I’ve completed my Donations for the year, but still need to check I’ve entered all the book sales on my spread sheet, preparing to do taxes. Not my favorite part of writing. Thank you notes remain to be written.
Bob with his 3 grands.
He gave me the best Christmas card ever. When the kids go through my save things after I’m gone, this card will be there. 🙂
My short story isn’t due until January 28, so I have time to fiddle with it some more, thus putting off working on Book 4 in the series, which I won’t do until the story is finished.
We’ll take the decorations down this weekend. If we don’t do it then, it will be the following weekend before it gets done. I need to have everything back to normal to really get down to writing.
Have you heard of the Whole 30? My younger daughter gave me the books for Christmas, and I committed to doing it with her for January. Basically, it’s 30 days of no dairy, sugar, or grains. And that means 30 days of fresh foods with no additives. Basically, it’s the first steps in figuring out which foods aren’t good for my body. Everyone is different. After the 30 days, I’ll begin to re-introduce a food at a time. I’m pretty certain I’m fine with gluten. I went 30 days without any gluten back in the fall. I couldn’t tell any difference in how I felt. But of course, moderation is the key always. I’m hoping I’ll see a positive effect on my blood pressure, cholesterol, and joint pain. May even lose a few pounds, but it’s more than that. I’ll have more to say next week after I’ve lived with it for a few days. Two of Kathryn’s stuffed “things.” I get them next year. I collect snowmen and deer/moose.
Tell me about your holiday celebrations. How many Christmases do you have? Do you have any special plans for New Years? We’re staying in this year, but other times have gone to a movie and dinner with friends. In 2000, we did the whole Country Club thing with a bunch of friends. I was a diva in blue sequins. I was also a lot smaller. LOL
Happy New Year. May it be everything you’ve dreamed.
As always, I’d love to hear from you. 😊