Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with family and friends and your favorite things (yes, I’ve had my glass of eggnog and more than my fair share of turkey with all the trimmings…oh, and cheesecake. Can’t forget the cheesecake….I only make it twice a year but it’s worth the wait). Thursday is New Year’s Eve when we welcome in 2016 and say goodbye to 2015.
As I do each New Year, I look back at the goals and resolutions I made for the year past and see what I’ve accomplished and what I haven’t. There’s a lot. I'm still so very grateful for all the good things in my life (and I try not to dwell on the not-so-good things). I tried to be kinder. I think I was, even when it was hard to be, but the jury is still out on that. I still haven’t lost those pesky pounds I wanted to (you know how that goes….you start off really good on Monday and by Thursday, well, you messed up and ate more than you should have so you set a new goal for the following Monday….yeah, it’s a never ending cycle and I seem to lose the same five pounds over and over again. I just need to try harder). I am still counting my blessings because I consider myself blessed. I accomplished one of the things on my list from 2015…I finished A Kiss in the Shadows, which came out in October. I did not start AND finish another story, but I did start Book Two and hope to have it finished soon (and I did not give up when the going got tough. Wait, what am I saying? The going is tough but I’m working on it).
Now, the most important part of this blog….my wishes for you, gentle reader, in 2016. May you have good health and good fortune. May you be blessed with people who cherish you and may you find that perfect story that touches your heart.
As always, happy reading and Happy New Year!Marie