Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

 As I think back over the year, there are so many things that have happened. Here are some highlights with pictures.

1. I didn’t get book three of the Screwing Up Time series published in 2013. Life happens and I don’t want to publish a book that isn’t the best it can be. But it should be out in early spring. (Okay, I don't have a picture for this one, but soon.)

2. Two of my kids moved out. That’s sad, but good too. They graduated from college and are moving on to grad school. 

3. I have people over to our house for dinner a lot. But this fall I hosted a Murder Dinner—it was wonderful. Hosting another one is definitely on my to-do list for next year.

4. I got a Screwing Up Time short story published. “Screwing Up Mongolia” came out in September. (Thanks, Tara, for your awesome cover art.)

5. We got a hand-me-down hot tub. There’s nothing like sinking into 101 degree water when the air temperature is freezing. I’m really hoping for snow soon. There’s nothing like sitting in a hot tub when snow is falling.
Okay, this is before we put the water in. But, I am so NOT publishing a photo of myself in a swimsuit.

6. My husband and I celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, and he took me to Paris! It was the trip of a lifetime.

We're in the gardens of Versailles.


  1. Wow, lots of big events! Kids moving out is the saddest for me! :)

    Congrats on your 25th! And Paris, wow! We're a year ahead of year. :)

  2. Two kids moving out - ugh, I had one that was enough for me, but when they get older I'll be okay. Looks like a great trip to Paris, love that city.

  3. You did have some wonderful things happen in 2013. I hope 2014 is even better for you :)

  4. Looks like you had a great and fun year! I love the idea of a murder dinner. Sounds super fun and omg, the dressing up! :) Happy New Year, Connie!