Well? Did everyone survive the holidays without too many extra pounds or headaches? I hope so.
We had a very nice Christmas, with 30-40 for brunch at my brother’s house (God bless him for hosting!) After that, we headed to a house we rented overlooking the water with our children and grandchildren. All but two of the family made it and we had a relaxing, chaotic, wonderfully enjoyable time. It’s the first time all 5 of our children have made it, so we got some pictures that I will treasure for the rest of my life, like this one:
Now it’s a new year, with new resolutions (maybe). I know the New Year celebrations are over, but I’m still undecided about any resolutions. I make them, then break them. I think I’ve already mentioned I’m doing goals this year instead of “resolutions”. Like deciding where I want to be financially and health-wise by the end of the year. And what I want to do more of (spend time with family and friends) and less of, like work. Although I love the writing and editing I’m doing, so that’s not so hard to handle. 🙂
Today, though, I’d also like to take a moment to introduce our newest community member here at Over The Backyard Fence. Theresa Scott, one of our Friday bloggers, has had to leave due to too many obligations. I know we ALL know what that’s like.
On the heels of Theresa leaving, Marie Tuhart is joining our blog. I met Marie when she moved to Washington and joined the writer’s group Lavada and I belong to. Like several of us, Marie writes romance. She’s also taking care of her mother and chasing around after a puppy named Penny. I carpool to meetings with Marie and I feel certain we’ll be hearing some hilarious puppy stories. 🙂
Marie’s first blog is this Friday, January 10th. I hope you’ll stop by and welcome her to our favorite place to hang out.