It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been on social media with the exception to a few pics on Facebook and a comment or two. You may wonder if I gave up or just decided this wasn’t for me. Well, no. I’ve been crazy busy. I bet you have too. With the holidays just behind us now, maybe you’re finally taking that deep breath and relaxing for once. I’m not yet.
I had a great Christmas, though a little sad at times without my Poppy around to celebrate with us. But it was still a wondrous time. Lots of family and a laugh until your sides hurt ugly sweater contest made it even better. We decided to take it easy on Christmas and cook Shepherd’s Pie instead of all the usual fare. What a good choice. It lightened the load of the day, let me tell you. I got lots of fabulous presents. Of course that’s because I had to shop for them myself. My husband insists I’m too hard to buy for. But he did get me one thing I’ve been wanting for years; a large nativity set. I’m in love with it. It was sad to pack it away until next year.
New Years was a bit unusual this year. All of my kids and my nieces, who are all teens, wanted to have their own celebration while the adults got together to play our favorite computer game, Nancy Drew. The kids got us hooked on it years ago and I think the adults enjoy it more than they do now. So we headed off and left them with their own sparkling grape juice and lots of snacks and we went to my brother’s. It was the first year in seven years my husband was home for this holiday and we had a blast.
And with barely a breath to breathe, I was finished with holidays and preparing for my oldest son’s wedding. What was going to be an elopement with the justice of the peace turned into a cozy little celebration in our sunroom, surrounded with family and close friends. My mom was grand enough to help me provide a nice luncheon for everyone afterward. We’d planned a nice reception for the following Sunday. Forty people came and celebrated with the new couple. We had a wonderful time. My cousin made a beautiful cake for them that was heavenly. And, it was a great time to get to know my new in-law family, too. Very nice people. I’m glad to call them family.
So you see, I haven’t been so remiss, I’ve just been super busy.
Now to take a little break! Oh wait—there’s another book to write. Guess the break with have to wait till the spring.