We are approaching the end of a year that has been difficult for many, but do try to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.
Hope comes in the form of a progressive vaccine which should return us to life as we used to know it.
We’ve learned this year not to take anything for granted, and we’ve benefitted from the resilience that emerges from being locked down.
We’ve figured out that aloneness is not a bad thing. It gives us time to reflect and put coping and contingency plans in place.
We’ve learned the earth can heal itself and we’ve had to up our technological knowledge.
To sum up in one word, we’ve had to become creative.
Whether we set out to learn a new language, cook, taken up arts and crafts, rather than going stir crazy, we kept busy, because family was perhaps all we had. I use the F word to include friends. Phone calls increased, Zoom became a habit, and texting and emails got ramped up.
Speaking of creativity, I used this time to brush off some old manuscripts and get them out to the publishing world. When I couldn’t get to the gym, I ordered a step and worked out at home. I even hand painted plates and ornaments, and for once I had time to really decorate my home. I was determined to get into the spirit of the season. I’m hoping you will too.
In the interest of spreading a little joy this holiday season, I’ve released By Golly; the third in the H.E. Caldwell series. The first was By Design, the second By Heart and now we have By Golly; another holiday story. Each book/novella stands on its own. You just might want to see how some old favorites are coping this holiday season.