Monday, December 22, 2014


So here I am once again having not posted in almost a month. This business of being easy with the shoulder is for the birds. I would love to say I have spent this time cross stitching and crocheting but alas, I have not. I've spent a lot of time in the recliner but it was mostly to rest my back and baby the shoulder. I've read quite a bit but I have no photos of the books.

I finished "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn. I really like this one. The first one I read, "Gone Girl" was okay in parts and I'm glad I did read it but boy did she knock it out of the park with "Dark Places". I now have "Sharp Objects" to read after Christmas and I hope it doesn't disappoint. I have read the books in reverse of publication but they aren't tied to each other so that doesn't matter.

I am also reading and finishing up "The Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. I have this one on my Kindle and I'm loving it. I have the second one in the series ready to go when I finish. I love anything about Scotland and early England. Historical fiction is one of my most favorite genres.

That's about the limit of my news. The Hubs and I did spend the last two weekends working on moving things out of the office so I can have an office/craft room. I'm getting really excited about that. It will to be so nice to have everything in one spot. I'll post pics when we finish.

We are getting together with family on the Saturday after Christmas and I am so looking forward to having all my chicks together under one roof again. This Grammy/Mimi is so excited to see the Grands and their Mamas and Dadas. My daughter and son along with their wonderful mates have gifted me with 4 grandchildren whom I adore to the ends of the universe. I probably won't be able to move for a few days after Saturday and may even have to spend some time in bed but oh, what a wonderful reason.

I hope each of you has a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah or however you celebrate the season. Even if you don't, I hope this time of year is a happy one for you. It is so hard to believe that another year is ending. Time seems to fly by faster and faster as I get older. I am trying very hard to enjoy every minute of it, even though the body sometimes tries to interfere.

Thank you all for being a part of my life this year. I have been so blessed with wonderful friends who I most likely will never meet but who have shown me love and compassion. Your wonderful comments, thoughts and emails have been so comforting this year. I hope in some small way I have returned the love I have felt from each of you.



  1. Oh Sharon, we are so glad YOU are part of Blogland! I hope the shoulder will heal quickly and well. Mr. M recently tore something in his shoulder and it's giving him a load of trouble. It affects almost everything, doesn't it?

    I like historical fiction too. I always loved the novels of Jean Plaidy (who was also Victoria Holt), and learned quite a bit of history from them. Good, well-researched historical fiction can be pretty educational!

    A happy, happy Christmas to you and your dear family. :)

  2. It was good to peek onto blogland and find you had posted. I missed you. I have plans to get some reading done after the holidays. I have been very lax in it lately. I enjoy Debbie Macomber and have two of her new books that I haven't taken the time to read. Too much to do.
    I hope you are soon back to your best and that you have a wonderfully happy CHRISTmas.

  3. Loved hearing from you, Sharon! I am glad you have been able to do some reading you enjoy, while your shoulder rests and heals and that you have a new craft room space in the making. My crafts are stored in baskets in my room, which I think is pretty, but it can be "interesting" remembering which basket has what in it =) Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas celebration. xx

  4. Merry Christmas to you & all your family - enjoy the time together, and take care of that shoulder!
    Hugs xx

  5. I hope you heal quickly Sharon. Merry Christmas,

  6. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and that it didn't take too much of a toll on you. Wishing you all the very best for 2015.

  7. Hi Sharon! I just found your blog and can relate. I also have a son and daughter and 4 wonderful grandchildren. Love to read and crochet! Hope your shoulder improves soon.