Ah November 12, 2021
Today is Friday and the trees are turning brilliantly here in Missouri. I’m looking forward to a family dinner at Thanksgiving. I invited 9, but we’ll probably just have 5 at the table. It doesn‘t matter, the more the merrier.
I’m always torn if I should keep the pumpkins out, along with all of the orange fall decorations; or bring out the sparkling Christmas tree and launch into that season. Anyone else feel that, or do you have a tradition of automatically transitioning to Christmas after Halloween?
A long time ago, we put the tree up after Thanksgiving, but now, I’m starting earlier to discard the brown temporary mums on the porch and change out the wreaths. I also start rummaging through the totes and make a mental list to get rid of things. Some things, I‘ll never get rid of, like the ornaments my kids made in school. Popsicle sticks made candy cane as well as Christmas tree ornaments, and I derive immense delight from turning them over and over in my hands every year and looking at thier adorable scrawl. Jenna 2cnd grade, and Matt 3rd grade.
About the new book: I’m loving all of the feedback I’m getting. The story ‘Touch the Mimosa Sky’ is about a girl named Coriander, who dances in a club called Honey’s to help support her family. It is 382 pages, not exactly a quick read, but after Crystal Sky and Jagged Sky, you all asked for my next book to be longer, so there you have it, and there you are.
I hope everyone is enjoying the change of seasons. The colors of the foliage are so beautiful here. Thank you to all who visit my page and thank you to all who have given me reviews on any of my books. I appreciate it.
I’m praying for our country a lot. Yesterday was Veterans Day and as most of you know, my Father is a 30 year Veteran of the United States Navy! I’d like to thank all who have served in Uniform and still do. It has its flaws, and is made up of every type of person on Earth, but America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave, because of the brave. Let’s keep the rule of law strong, and justice must prevail. All men are created equal under God. God bless America and God bless you! Amen.