Easter's Lilly

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Mishaps

As many of you know I am a singer and I play guitar. Due to the lack of time I am now experiencing, these days I am limited to a few songs Sunday mornings. However, it never fails, that if I have a bad rehearsal, we will have a great performance. When I have a flawless rehearsal, generally the performance stinks. I was just wondering if that might apply to real life situations. Well now… let’s talk about New Years Day.

I’m sure most of you had some kind of time off from your jobs during the holiday. (Unless, of course, you’re a mom. There is no time off there). Since I work for the school district, when I’m off the boys are off with me. So it goes without saying that I do not feel rested after my two-week break. New Years Day for us is usually a great day. We celebrate, have a few snacks and enjoy the ride. But not this time. My husband pulled his back out doing a very strenuous activity: He bent down to pick up a deodorant stick at the grocery store. When he came back home, the family car broke down. I on the other hand was editing my soon to be released, third book of the series, Relatively Close. Yes, the entire two weeks, I did nothing but edit. Oh and did I mention that my printer stopped working?

I tried to coerce my husband into getting into bed and resting so that his back could heal but my efforts were futile. Instead, he got up, got dressed and promptly went to work underneath the car. We had a funeral we were supposed to attend that day; yes a funeral on New Years Day and needless to say… we didn’t make it.

Well, the car’s fixed, his back is better and he got the day after New Year’s off to rest up a bit. My printer is still not working but that’s a story for another day. So now… let me ask you. Does that mean the rest of the year is going to be the best one ever? If my theory holds true… absolutely.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Well, let's hope you got all of your mishaps out of the way and the rest of the year will be smooth writing, playing and singing! Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks, DiAnne. I think I'm looking at a great year ahead. Wishing you a blessed and prosperous 2012.