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Happy New Year! 2015!

I’m starting this new year off the way I want live this year.

  • I took today off so I can write without going into work.
  • I’m giving away free copies of Goodness and it is off to a good start.  amazon.com/author/aprilheather
  • I already did dishes and some laundry, later I will do some dusting and vacuuming.
  • I’m posting to my blog today.
  • I’m working on my Virtual Tour Blog Award which is due on January 5th.  I will be trolling the internet for 4 nominees.  It is very introspective.  I enjoyed working on it.
  • I will spend a substantial amount of time on my next book Faithfulness.
  • I got enough sleep last night even while ringing in the new year, so I didn’t over-imbibe and I ended 2014 as quickly as possible and went to bed soon after midnight.
  • I’m cooking a decent breakfast after this post.
  • I will walk/run 3 miles with a high of 27 and a low of 8.
  • And I will spend time with family and friends today.

I don’t think I could ask for a better day.  Isn’t that what everyone wants?  A little work; a little fun; good sleep; some good food; and a little socializing.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not expecting simplicity. I’m expecting to be WoWed!  I want to be dazzled by life!  I want to be entertained in the moment! GOOD entertainment!

For the last 7, 8 maybe 9 years I have hoped for the best and put up with mediocre.  My recession is over this year.  At least as much as in my control.  I expect A LOT and I’m going to go out and get it.

Man, I hope I’m on the right track because I am expecting God to me half way.   Well, I have all year to figure it out and the year already began.

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Day 7 NaBloPoMo; The Wind Brought the Weekend

Yay! It is the weekend! I can finally get all my goals done.  I’m still fuddled from the time change.  You know I’ll take fake time over real-time any day as it is starting to get dark at 5:00.  If it were last week it’d be dark at 6:00.

I usually go to bed at midnight and I would think going to bed at 11:00 pm would be no big deal.  So why do I want to go to bed at 9:00?

Before the change I was reorganizing my cupboards and I had only 2 sets of drawers and shelf left.  I haven’t touched them since.  A whole week of my kitchen being out-of-sorts.

But tonight is different.  The wind picked up.   It blows. It howls. It speaks of change on the horizon.  The weekend says a change in routine.  A chance to catch up.  And a chance to hang out with friends and family.  The perfect perk-up to end the week.

Speaking of hanging with family, I’d like to share a website my husband found today.  It’s a live wind map of America.  I am due west of Minnesota and Iowa.  You can see we have the strongest gusts.    You can visibly see the huge role the gulf stream plays in shoving everything north to Canada and how it can confuse the winds into tornadoes.  You can also see the wind slip and curl around the mountains as the ranges force it to change directions.  It is such a force.

Fascinating, isn’t it?

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