Celebrations Coming Up On Crushed Caramel

emailsWell…I have been a busy bee throughout December, as I imagine many of you have also been. Last year, I scheduled posts in advance of my week away for the holidays, and this year I am doing the same.

I have some posts already scheduled. Look out for foodie posts, family posts, loved up on Jack posts, some terrific SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY posts and a whole lot more! Yayyyy!!! I also thought I would also re-schedule some of the posts from my Annabelle Riley story. Specifically the posts right in the middle of the book, which describe a disappointing attempt to share a happy day with her own family.

I chose these because I know there will be more than a few people out there who will find this time of year a trial. Like Annabelle, there will be others who feel lonely, or who find spending time with their family results in arguments and rejection.

countryI have struggled to keep up with writing prompts from other bloggers for a long time, because I have given so much attention to developing the Annabelle Riley story (and a handsome hottie you know as Jack has also been stealing my free time), but Annabelle Riley’s story is finally complete. She shall very soon be available in Kindle and in paperback form – which is bizarre to me. I never ever expected this when I started out writing about the young woman who lived in the fictional town of Blackwood who won the heart of Chris Ward.

I am sure you will see more mention of Annabelle’s completed story during the coming weeks. But right now, I need to pack my suitcase! So much to do, so little time!!!

Whatever you get up to…remember there’s a party on WordPress that never stops! So if you find yourself curled up on sofa over the week to come, remember to check out the party with your blogging pals!


Something Not So Stupid After All

Black, Text, Font, Type, TypographicI don’t usually hesitate to say “love you” to people I love. I don’t think Goldfinch was comfortable with how early on I said it to him. I said it very early on. Maybe that was stupid. He probably knew it was too early. It made me worry about saying it.

I did love Goldfinch. I really did. I still do. But I am a big believer that the best way to say “I love you” is to show it. So that’s what I focused on. Showing that my thoughts, feelings, decisions were revolving around him. It was very hard for me to accept that he would probably never want me to be always besides him. It was hard because that was what I wanted, to be always with him.

Man in Gray Coat Carrying Woman Wearing Pink Coat in Beach Near Shoreline and Body of WaterWith Jack…well, he was the first one of us to mention the word “love”. He explained how much thought he had given to his feelings for me. He said he had come to the conclusion during that horrible four years of silence that he loved me. It might seem stupid to decide that you love someone you are not on speaking terms with. Being back in contact just confirmed that to him. I was taken aback. But I was not going to discourage him in any way.

If Jack is being genuine (and I do believe he is, but time is the big test of these things) then it would be stupid of me to hold back when it comes to telling him how I feel about him – don’t you think?

Not long before he left to go to New York, I found myself saying to him a lot “I love you, you do know that, don’t you?” I think he liked it. He kept on fishing for me to say it again. So cute! I think these past few weeks I have shown Jack how I feel. But it seemed to mean a lot for me to say those words. It didn’t feel stupid at all. It seemed special. I do love him very much – missing him so much at the moment. But I am pleased for him. I amos and stories and lots of love I hope.