It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by.
It’s been such a difficult one for so many people, around the world. We are living in such strange times right now. It’s hard to hold onto hope that things WILL get better but when there is no hope, all is lost.
I’ve been trying to stay as upbeat and hopeful as possible and has been the case during so many difficult times through the years, writing and the creative process have made a big difference for the better.
After a long hiatus from writing for a variety of reasons, I am finally back to the “work” that I enjoy most of all.
I have a new Kindle eBook being released in January:
A book project that I had “percolating” in my mind for many years.
After that, I hope to complete two more Kindle eBooks before the end of 2022.
Got to make up for that long hiatus, right?? 🙂
I hope that my readers/followers here at Veggies (past and present) are staying well, and that the New Year is a much better one for all of us.
I’m trying not to dwell on all the doom and gloom news, it can be SO depressing and serves little purpose. Especially watching some of the misguided and life-changing decisions that so many of the “leaders” continue to make, in response to this pandemic.
We can’t give up now and there is light at the end of this tunnel if we hold on to what really matters, even now. Family, friends, real values, integrity, kindness, health and wellbeing….those things that never change, even when we are stressed to our personal limits.
I will leave you with a couple of holiday “goodies” that I hope will bring a smile to your day.
One of my favorite Christmas CDs continues to be:
I noted that it is once again at the top of the charts over at Amazon Canada again this year. Talk about staying power! Guaranteed to lift your spirits, especially when you sing along. I’m guessing a lot of you already have this one in your collection.
CRANBERRY MANDARIN CHRISTMAS LOAF
Enjoy the recipe and perhaps learn a thing or two about cranberries in my post:
IF I can find some organic fresh cranberries here in BC (supplies have been rather limited with the flooding, weather…) I hope to make a couple of these “beauties” this holiday season.
They make a wonderful hostess guest too. Great for fruitcake haters too!
Have some other news pending but I’ll wait til it’s a “done deal” before I share it here and at my other sites. I read a quote recently that I thought was very wise: “tell me what you have done, not what you are going to do“. That I thought was very good advice. Suffice to say for now, it is a BIG move in the works already and hopefully will be a “done deal” and a “have done” before my birthday in April. It won’t be easy with all the restrictions in place right now, but where there is a will, there IS a way.
Wishing you peace, love, prosperity and all the good things in 2022.
Hugs and All the Best!
PS: My apologies for the less than stellar formatting, I didn’t have time to “fight” with WP any longer today. Blogger is SO much easier to navigate, at least it is for me.
You said it well, Geraldine, and Congrats again on your book and your books coming further in the future. Again, I don’t have a kindle, so let me know if they become available in paperback. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas, and a happier, less stressful, and more productive in the writing department New Year! Hugs!
And back to you too Lauren, re: a productive year on the way. It feels so good to be writing again.
Take care and all the good things in 22.😏
It’s nice to hear from you again. It sounds like you have something exciting coming up. Looking forward to read more about that.
I hope your 2022 will be happy and healthy and full of laughter and lots of great things.
Have a lovely day.
Thanks for your kind wishes Lissa!
I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy 22!😊
Hi Geraldine!! ♥ Oh that loaf looks delicious! And Boney M brings back a LOT of memories!! ☺ I am about to embark on WordPress myself, I hope it’s not too big of a learning curve!!
Dear Rain, I was so happy to see your blogs still up and running this year and your new Youtube videos too. So many of the blogs I enjoyed are “toast” now. 😦
Yes, the loaf IS delish and very colorful when cut too. I like it with a bit of cream cheese.
WP has changed a lot since I was first blogging, I find it annoying now, it used to be fun and very user-friendly. If you’re starting fresh here it might not seem as bad. Good luck!!! Happy Holidays and Hugs.
Hi Geraldine!! Just popping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas!! ♥♥🎄