Yes. I’ve been silent for months. Well, in the blogiverse mostly. I’m rarely silent unless I’m sleeping. What have I been doing? Well… I’ve been writing books. I finished one and sent it off for editing. I’ve been working on a collaborative project with author Shéa MacLeod, which is in rewrites stage right now, and I am about two thirds through another novel. I’ve been pouring my creativity into my books. I have been given the unique gift of time; the first time since my little baby was born four years ago (Yes, he turned 4 last Thursday, I can hardly believe it). He has started preschool in earnest, which allows me nine hours a week to sit down at the local café (which is really like the town’s living room, it’s awesome), and to write freely. It’s been a while!
|Playing with Friends Annie & baby Maxine|
|His first tournament.|
|Chilling behind my table at the Rose|
City Comic Con. He's pretty deft
with the iPad.
|Waiting to go to class.|
So the holidays approach. I imagine you all have plans for them. I’m excited about Christmas. More than ever since we had Alex, and this year, it’s the first year where he has as much anticipation as a child should have, and I’m excited to put the tree up with him, and to decorate the house. I intend to do it after Thanksgiving, come what may. The earlier the better. Considering how awful this year has been, we need some damned goodwill in this country. Even if there are battles to be fought still.
|Class is over!|
|Feeding the gulls in Astoria.|
|My girls started laying. Two were killed by raccoons. Hubby|
shored up the enclosure, and my friend Molly gave me a couple
hens to replace my lost ones.
|The kitten (Peppercorn), has claimed Simon as her|
|My little lion trick-or-treating homes for the first time.|
|Everything Paw Patrol for his party|
|Kitty McAssface Von Kattenstein.|
|The lovely cake by Just a Dash cakes (aka auntie Steph)|