Thursday, December 27, 2012

Send Out the Old and Bring In the New

Well, it's almost 2013, wow, where does the time go? You know when your parents told you that as you get older time goes faster, they were right. But as time marches on, we can look back to remember, and now turn our attention to hopes for the future. 

2012 was an unforgettable year for me. I lost my father in April and it has been tough to think back without tears. I am looking forward to getting past that and remembering the funny, loving, and intelligent man he was. He was my best friend as well as my father and it was painful to watch Dementia wither him away to a shell almost. What a terrible disease. I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy. I know he would want us to be happy and loved, so I will try to remember the good times and the laughter in this new year.

But, there were some good things that happened this year. My sister and I have become closer than ever in our lives. It has been so nice having her around and working on the book together. We did manage to accomplish our goal of finishing the book and getting it to the editor by the end of the year. It was a major feat, but well worth it. Now, on to the novella and the second book in the series.

Another good thing this year, my daughter Brandie, and Jon, got engaged and are now planning the wedding and a future together. We love Jon and are happy to have him join our family. He is just as nuts as us so he fits right in. He didn't join us for Christmas eve this year, but his parents, Debbie and Barry did, and we had a great time. Jon's family are wonderful people and are welcome in our crazy family any time. 

My son Travis kept the same job all year, and that is a great success for him! He had been laid off for a long time and was sinking, but now he can move forward and reach for the life he wants to create. 

So, for the most part it was a good year. It is definitely one for the history books in our family. There is good and bad in each year, but I try to remember the good, and learn from the bad.

Now, on to 2013. My wish is that it will be a prosperous year for us and our family. We have a lot to look forward to. Two engagements and weddings, (my niece Sonia and Paul got engaged on Solstice night) another book published, my grand son getting his tonsils out and fixing his hernia that he was born with. Hopefully he will feel good after that. And, I wish everyone in my family and my friends a healthy and happy new year.

I guess my New Years resolution is to get my book launched in May or June. Get the novella ready to publish in late fall and to save money. It's been a long time since I was able to do that. Of course the usual, try to lose weight and quit smoking, but I am sure it will all happen as it should.

What is your New Year resolution? Leave me a comment and let me know. Also, if there was something that happened in 2012 that you would like to share, please tell us about it. I would love to know. I wish all of you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2013! I appreciate your support in me and my first book, which is now my sister and I's first book, and I do hope you know that if you need support, I'm hear for you, just let me know.

Thanks again for all you do!

Love, Lisa

PS. My next blog post will be Jan. 3rd. Have a safe and fun New Year's eve!


  1. What a wonderful way to end 2012 with fond memories of a year gone by and to bring in the New Year with excitement and anticipation. With 2012 almost behind us, it is with hope and joy that each of us welcome 2013! I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family health, success and a very happy New Year...

    1. Thanks Michele, and I hope you have a prosperous and wonderful 2013!