New Year

      Mark & I spent the New Year, as we so frequently spend evenings, together. We were hanging out, snacking on the traditional fare of salami, cheese & crackers, sipping (okay, we might have chugged it) sparkling cider, watching movies, laughing.
      It was pretty low-key for our first anniversary, but since we couldn’t afford to do the BIG celebration we dreamed, we settled for the next best thing – no stress and lots of love.
      2014 is going to be a good year.
      I can tell already. It is going to bring change and it is going to be scary sometimes, but it will be good. It is already bringing babies – my cousin’s daughter made her a grandmother early this morning – and there are more on the way. Not mine, of course, but maybe a new nibling from the Vann side or, if their prayers are answered, the Albert side. And a few friends have already discovered that they will become parents in 2014!
      One of my favorite people on the interwebs, Meghan Tonjes, is writing a book. One of my favorite writers in the world, is publishing another new book. One of my favorite husbands is going to embark on a new educational adventure.
      I want another puppy in 2014, but that seems unlikely at the moment. Still, a girl can dream.
      And yes, I want a baby, if it is possible.
      And yes, I want to publish one of my novels.
      And yes, I want to keep writing, more writing, all the writing!
      Happy January 1st, 2014.
      Hope you see all your resolutions though, and that you don’t beat yourself up too much if they don’t.
      Hope I manage to get my health and weight under control at last.
      Pray for me, I’ll pray for you.

Signed, Josie
Note: Image is “Fireworks over Columbus River 1” by (edgar0587) from

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