Monday, January 14, 2008

The bleak midwinter...

So, the blog gets behind again.

Let's start with New Year's resolutions: write, walk, play the guitar, and be open for change. How is that for a way to start the New Year?

The past few weeks have been interesting and fun for me. Philip left his lovely island to spend the bleak midwinter with me. We traveled to Texas to spend a wonderful five days with my Mom and Dad and my brother, Jack, and his wife, Denise, and a quick lunch with my sister, Leslie.

It was wonderful for Philip to spend time getting to know my parents and watching home movies. Hours and hours. He was such a good sport!

We spent New Year's Eve with his Aunt Thelma and cousin Becky in Grapevine, Texas.

We flew home to the most spectacular winter wonderland that I can ever remember!

Let's also talk about books. I just read Diane Setterfield's book, The Thirteenth Tale. It was wonderful. Read it.

So, I have brushed off the cobwebs and set about to writing the blog again. Not to have my work go undone...I am still publishing every Saturday in my hometown newspaper and my Sunday Passage continues to be written. Look for both on-line.

Until tomorrow...put on the tea and curl up with a great book.

Lou Ann