Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

Four more sleeps until Christmas but we’re having our first Christmas dinner tonight. Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and all the fixings. Yes, I’ll be three pounds heavier come nightfall. This is also the winter Solstice, shortest day of the year so a good day to have family around and a fire in the grate to ward off the gloom.

Another week of rest on the writing front. I did meet with my first reader on Wednesday to go over her suggestions for my latest manuscript. She gave some helpful ideas that I’ll be following up on once this Christmas season is over. I have three more readers to hear from and will try to address all concerns before seeing about sending the manuscript out for professional review. Anyhow, the first comments were ‘excellent read’ and ‘fully engaged by the characters and plot line’. Not a bad start!

I might be remiss not to mention the momentous week in the U.S. as the House of Representatives impeached President Trump – only the fourth president to receive this stain on their record if you include Nixon who quit before he was actually impeached. No matter which side of the political divide you align with, this is a sad week for our American neighbours. One might argue that this entire presidency has been a difficult  period and not one that will look progressive in the scrutiny of historical hindsight. Ultra partisan politics are a disturbing spectacle from where I sit.

This is a short post today as I get busy preparing for tonight’s get together. I wish each of you a good holiday season with family and friends. Much food, laughter and time spent relaxing and recharging … and most of all

Peace on earth.