Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a wonderful, productive, happy, healthy 2011. 


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Finding Balance in My Life

Taking the Holidays off from blogging to regroup and find a better balance in my life.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you!

2011 Update:  Sometimes, I need to just take a break.  My WiP has been read in its entirety by a Beta reader, and chapter 1 has been edited by an English-teacher friend.  And there it sits.  It's starting to call to me.

Yes, my day-job has been overwhelming at times.  Yes, I have two teenagers in the house.  Yes, I feel like I hardly see my DH.  And yes, my new year's resolution diet has already failed.  My QChord spends most of its time in the case.... 

I did discover that my iPad fits on the book-rack of my exercise bike and I can do all my Internet stuff while pedaling.  It is just a bit of a challenge to type and pedal at the same time.

In the meantime, I've had a new dishwasher on order since Feb 18th.   Wouldn't you know it, my current dishwasher finally did croak over a week ago.  Believe me, I will KISS my new DW when it finally arrives and is installed.  (Long story as to why it's not here yet...which will remain untold).

Anyway, the first two months of 2011 have zoomed by, hardly with any notice.  Hoping to at least grab hold of the caboose and jump on the train soon.  I have a book to edit.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Top Five Things I Love About Christmas

It's less than two weeks until Christmas, so I thought I'd try to narrow down my likes to a "Top Five."  Here they are, in no particular order.

-- I set up a hand-crafted, ceramic manger scene that my wonderful Mother-in-law gave us when we bought our first house.
-- My family has the opportunity to be helpful Christmas Angels.
-- We sing Christmas Hymns at Church, which are some of my favorite carols.
-- For a season, we focus on the miracle of His birth, rejoycing in beginnings, right on into the New Year.
-- We get to visit with my Dear Hubby's family and extended family, and of course eat wonderful food.

What are your favorite things about Christmas?  (or any other holidays!)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Those three letters in the YA genre?

Hey, y'all!  Kiersten White has a great discussion going on her blog on this topic.  Check it out!  I posted my comments on her blog.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scripture Sunday - Luke 2: 1-20

Yet another heart-warming set of verses that speak for themselves. Enjoy!

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.