How can it possibly be the end of 2012? Not that I regret seeing it pass into history . . . for the most part, it was not a very good year for me. Still, it signals one more year subtracted from Peggy’s life calendar.
In March, I somehow managed to break a bone in my left foot resulting in walking in one of those clunky boots for ten weeks. During those ten weeks, in May, the stupid boot caused me to trip and fly out the kitchen door onto the back concrete slab of a patio, resulting in a broken left wrist, putting me in a cast for six weeks. Boot and cast overlapped by two weeks.
Then, in October, my husband passed away. With no reason to remain in Las Vegas after losing him, I decided to move back to Wisconsin to spend my remaining years near my kids and their families.
That decision turned out to be one of the highlights of the year. God blessed me with a beautiful home to rent and I’ve reconnected with my children and several “old” friends from the past.
The other, of course, was the release of my debut novel TO SEE THE SUN last January. With all of the events for the rest of the year, my attempts at writing/completing Book 2 in the Desert Faith Series, fell by the wayside. I plan to correct that situation in 2013.
I will also be picking up my BookBites book feature, spotlighting authors and their new books. I’ve created a new blog for that which I’ll get up and operational next week. Hopefully, and God willing.
There you have the reason this blog has been fairly inactive since October. The heart flew out of me after Jim’s death, and then the frantic, unplanned-for move from Vegas to Wisconsin occupied my mind, time and energies. But I am pretty well settled in, except for a lot of boxes still out in the garage, and I’m ready to face life again. A new person, a new life, and what I call a “new normal.”
I hope you’ll stay with me while I make this transition.
May God richly bless you and your loved ones in this new year.