Monday, December 31, 2012

It's New Year's Eve! Time to Clean the House. . .

Hi all!

I trust you are having an excellent New Year's Eve. Me? I'm finishing up my semi-annual 'Spring' cleaning. It's tradition in my family, it may be my culture, to clean the entire house from top to bottom, do all the laundry and to take down the Christmas d├ęcor. The overall goal is to never take clutter and unnecessary things into the New Year. It's supposed to be bad luck.
I don't know about all that, but every year, like clock work, I go on a back breaking, deep cleaning house tour.

The best thing - on New Year's Day, I can do whatever I want. It's usually nothing related to house keeping.

In addition to my manual labor, all morning I've been thinking of resolutions. So far, it's about five of them, but I'm hoping that I can maintain them throughout the year. I'll be sure to keep you posted!

  1. To be mindful of other's time - since I can be a little lax, I will ensure that when others are involved to be a bit more timely.
  2. To write more - My muse can be a bit lax as well. I will tame her this year and set aside time to write each day. At least a hundred words a day.
  3. To be more social - writers are introverts by nature. It can be difficult to maintain a social life. I will be sure to get out of the house at least once a month. And not just for drinking!
  4. To be more healthful - I'm going to limit my fast food to twice a week or less.
  5. To let the people that I love 'see' that I love them - after all, love is an action word.
Hopefully, I 'll keep to this. And you'll keep to yours, as well!

The best thing about this blog is it gave me a much needed break from my cleaning. :-)

Be sure to comment and leave me your resolutions, or traditions, and thank you for dropping by today.

All best, and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas, Baby!

This won't be a long post, considering most of us are in carbohydrate-stupors right now. While you're here, let me share a few of my highest ranking wishes, and I hope you'll share some of yours as well.

  1. I wish the families of Newtown, victims and survivors, peace. May they feel the arms of love and prayers from all over the world tonight.
  2. I pray for peace. The world is a pretty scary place at times and I hope that one day, it becomes a little less horrifying.
  3. I hope that the people who believed in the Mayan prophecy didn't spend all their money and are able to have a good laugh about it now.
  4. I wish all the children of the world a wonderful holiday with food, shelter and love.
  5. I wish the lawmakers joy and rest, so that they may prevent the fiscal cliff from consuming us all.
Maybe, the Mayan prophecy was all about the fiscal cliff. Hmmm. . .

Anyway, to all of you, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

More Fun with Blog Tours!

There are so many wonderful books being released this month and along with them, awesome blog tours!  For instance, one of my Soul Mate Siblings (we used to say Soul Mate Sisters, but now we have men! Hooray!) has a wonderful Christmas story available.

Winter's Magic by Cynthia Gail.
Winter's Magic

Guess what else? Her 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is going on right now!

Among other things, you can win a copy of our Christmas anthology, A Soulmate for Christmas!

Take a moment to visit her site and play to win!

And don't forget to visit my Upcoming Events tab to find out where I am right now!

Have fun and Happy Holidays!