After a few months in a bubble (also known as my winter hibernation), I’m excited to be getting back out in the world. OK, that sounds like I didn’t leave my house for three months. I did, even though I really didn’t want to. ;-) But, there is something about spring that makes me want to join in with the rest of the world again.
Daffodils and tulips are blooming, dogwoods are covered in pretty pink flowers, the sun is brighter and sticking around longer, and we no longer have to put on seven layers of clothing to step outside. (OK, that last part may be an exaggeration.)
That being said, winter wasn’t all bad. I finally found my writing groove again, and I am thrilled! We are finally settling into our house in NC, and the area is starting to feel like home.
So, as we approach the new season, the warmer season, I am filled with optimism. I am looking forward to brighter days, new friends (and a visit with old friends, too), fresh adventures, and a lot more words. :-)
Are you a fan of winter, or do you prefer the bright colors of spring? Did anything great (or not so great) happen while I was hibernating? What are you looking forward to in the warmer months ahead? Please share! <3
It is freezing cold in NC, with a forecast low for this morning of 17 degrees. Brrr. Maybe we should have moved further south? ;-)
Days like today just cry out for soup. I made this one for lunch with a friend a friend a few weeks ago. It is a great use for leftover chicken and rice, if you have some on hand. I used white rice last time, but cooked brown or wild rice works, too. Just be sure it is fully cooked before adding it to the soup. Continue reading
Just a few of last years cookies.
I love Christmas–the music, the cookies, the decorations, people going out of their way to help others (except in the stores–I avoid stores at all costs at Christmas time), and, oh yeah, the cookies! ;-) Even so, I have always had a not-before-Halloween rule for anything Christmas (except the shopping–that needs to be done as early as possible, thanks to the above rule of avoiding stores at Christmas).
This year, however, I am plotting out a new novel–a Christmas mystery–in October. Continue reading
There was a great meme floating around Facebook last week, counting down the days to the “ber” months: September, October, November, and December, also known as my favorite months of the year. ;-)
This year, September also means it has been six months since our move south, and just over four months since we moved into our new home. It has taken a while, but the house is finally starting to feel like home. Continue reading