This is what I wrote a year ago:
Let me start with wishing everyone a happy, healthy, stress-less 2021. If you feel like you’ve been living in the spin-cycle of the washing machine, you are not alone. 2020 was a year where you wanted to hide under the bed as we were bombarded with bad news on a daily basis. So, for this new year’s resolution let’s “resolve” to be strong and kind. I know it’s hard to be pleasant when your life is in chaos, but remember you are not alone. We are all going through this together, even if we are apart. Hang in there. I truly believe better days are ahead.
It doesn’t seem like much has changed, eh? Feels like life is a hamster wheel or a recurring nightmare. All I can say is the same things I said before. Be strong. Be kind. Have faith. And yes, I still believe we can get back to an old normal, because this new normal is kind of stinky.
The cats managed to mangle a few Christmas trees. They think ornaments are toys. Next year I may invest in rubber ornaments if they make them. If they don’t, then someone should! Based on the stories I heard, most pet owners would buy them for sure!
Once again I want to thank you for all your support last year and the years before. Your kind words on social media mean a lot to me. I’m not a big fan of social media because too many people use it in negative ways, so I greatly appreciate positive feedback and spreading a little cheer.
Time to talk books. For those of you who are Sisterhood fans, 19 Yellow Moon Road is on sale now. If you haven’t read any of the previous books in the series, have no fear. There is a lot of back story so you don’t have to start at the beginning of the series. This one was interesting to write because it deals with a very wealthy man who lures young women into a sex slave enterprise. Sound familiar? The subject has been in the news lately. Sometimes I scare myself when I write about things that eventually happen. Believe me, I do not claim to have any psychic abilities whatsoever. It just seems to occur from time to time. Too bad I can’t do that with the lottery! So this month’s contest will be a signed copy of 19 Yellow Moon Road.
No matter where you live, the weather seems to be unpredictable. We’ve had temperature swings from 65 to 35 degrees in two days. I worry about the trees and the plants. They have no idea what’s going on. Come to think of it, it seems like the weather has the meteorologists perplexed as well.
Let’s hang on to our hats, coats, and pantaloons and face the New Year with as much gusto as possible. To help with that I am including some comfort food to fuel your soul.
Be well, be safe. Be kind. Have fun.
All the best,