Happy New Year

 

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It’s New Year’s Eve and we’re about to leave 2018 in the past.  Are we happy about that? Do we rejoice in what we’ve accomplished? Are we sad about the opportunities squandered?  I have a bit of both. Yesterday I wallowed for a while. I sorted through old photos and a strong sense of nostalgia ran through me. I’m trying to think of a clever metaphor, but I can’t. OH well. One of my accomplishments was to write a book of short stories that is now published on Amazon.  SHORT STORY COLL 7-7 LAST ONE 

Stories: SARPATI, THE SLOT MACHINE, BROKEN TOYS IN THE ATTIC and THE FAIR LADY.  There’s also a short story, a mystery, WILLED ACCIDENTS HAPPEN that I might add to the collection. Right now it’s on its own.  It’s short. I’ve been told it’s well-written and exciting. No, not by my mother, father, sister or any other member of friends or family. I CAREFULLY edited the story with Grammarly (I love them.) Really glad someone liked it. 

I re-started my blog with a different web host. I’m now on WordPress with Blue Host. It hasn’t been easy. I’ve had some help, but I’ve noticed no matter how much you spend and how professional a company you use, you still need to work your butt off to make it your own. I’m going to TRY and keep it up this time. 

I enriched my black cat, Archie’s, life with another black tuxedo kitten I’ve named Kitzy Kitty. They’re having a great time with each other (sometimes at my expense).  Always a source of entertainment.  IMG_0155

Another memorable event was finding the perfect share boarder for my lovely

paint mare, Dixie.  IMG_0156 (1) 

Hope my health improves this year–so many sinus infections. I want to get out there and RIDE again.

Sundays I dwell in a lovely church: Church of the Holy Family. In case any of you knew me in my opera/church soloist days, I am still singing. 

IMG_0206The light from the stain-glass windows makes it gorgeous in the afternoon. 

I’m sure many of you are with a literary community.  You might enjoy a book club I belong to:  Rave Reviews Book Club.   You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their website.  http://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com MY RRBC

That is the factual side of my life–not the emotional. I wouldn’t go there on line. But, you can look up my articles on depression. 

Have a wonderful year. 

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Beautiful kitties and congrats on new addition. Your new horse Kayleigh is such a beauty along with her human friend:) perfect additions to your family. That’s great you keep singing and sharing your gift with others. I guess the emotional side of life is why we write? I enjoyed your book of short stories and was glad we had that contest to get everyone writing. Hope your New Year is filled with happiness, health and lots of writing!

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