New Year’s Resolutions!


The Viking refuses to make New Year resolutions. A ton of people feel the same way. I don’t. I always make one—only one—resolution each new year. For me, making a resolution is an easy method of changing my lifestyle.

Last year’s resolution was to drink no more than one cup of coffee a day. Not only did I keep it, but I’m now at the point where I’m drinking herbal tea instead of coffee about three days a week.

When I told the Viking what my 2016 resolution was, he groaned. In 2016, I want to explore my local roots. That means I want to get to know Florida better. Here’s a list of the places and things that I want to do:

  1. Visit Dustin (rated as the best beach city in the U.S.).
  2. Go to Daytona—for the races obviously.
  3. Take a tour of ‘lake and wine’ country in central Florida.
  4. Spend some time in the Keys.
  5. Explore Sanibel Island.
  6. Have fun in St. Augustine (ok, to be truthful, I’ve done this city at least 4 times, but I loooove it, so why not?).


Do you make New Year’s resolutions? What are yours?


Merry Monday!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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The screen shot below of the page says it all – it’s a happy 2016 for me with Sinner now the number two book on Kindle, not just in Romance, but in ALL genres:

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It’s definitely a night for fireworks – excuse the pun!


Happy New Year Everyone!


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The Best Three Things of 2013!

IMG_1560My dad always used to make this New Year’s toast:

May the best of 2013 be the worst of 2014!

So I got to thinking what were the three best things of 2013 for me?

Number one, my sons all found jobs that they enjoy. One’s even working in his dream job at Google. If my boys (okay men) are happy, then I’m happy.

Paired with number one is the fact that the dh and I have our house back! Not just the house but our meals. No longer do I have to cater to individual allergies and tastes and cook different proteins and veggies.  You’ve no idea how freeing it is!

And we discovered something remarkable—we still like each other. We had so much fun together getting the house back in order. We picked a room at a time as a project, cleaned, painted, and redecorated.

Third on the list, we had a doggie guest for almost six months—my darling Ricky. I’d no notion how much I missed having a dog around, so now I’m dreaming about puppies and maybe a rescue dog who needs a home. It’s amazing how cathartic it can be to take a walk with a dog on a deserted path near the Sawgrass wilderness. Puts things into perspective.

Well, those are my top three personal things of 2013. What are yours?