by Carol Burnside
With an odd twist of fate, I’ve ended up with back-to-back blog dates. Yesterday was my “guest chef” date on PFHT, announcing my sale of Bittersweet Obsessions under the pen name of Annie Rayburn. Today is my regularly scheduled date. In searching for a topic for this post, I got to thinking about an adage that says (paraphrasing here)“Begin as you mean to continue.”
Well, 2011 has barely begun, yet it feels like a lot has happened already. On Jan. 1, I packed for an extended trip, wrote my blog for yesterday, wrote several posts for my personal blog and took down some Christmas decorations. Jan. 2, I finished packing for the trip, boxed up the decorations, cleaned house and attended a small gathering in my hubby’s honor. He’d begun the new year as a retiree and our neighbors celebrated that. Yes, we have great neighbors – the best!
Jan. 3, I arose early. My friends will attest that this is a major feat for me, a night owl. Hubby and I embarked on the first leg of our long journey from Maryland to Kansas, where he will pheasant hunt with our dogs. So day three was spent riding in a truck and snoozing in the passenger seat, recovering from the holidays and sleep deprivation.
Jan. 4th found me back in the passenger’s seat typing this post on my laptop. In case you’re wondering, Hubby gets the driving chore on this trip because we’re pulling our 30’ camper behind an F-350 diesel. Not my forte by a long shot, especially since I tend to go into a ‘road trance’ and nod off. And just when I think I should offer to spell him, we pass an accident. Three so far this trip and none of them were simple fender-benders. No thanks.
On Jan. 5, I intend to respond to comments on my first post from my newly purchased home in Arkansas, where we’ll move to later in the year. And on the 6th, the date of this post, I’ll do a repeat of Jan. 5, with a bit more traveling to Tulsa. There, I’ll spend several days helping my sister sort though the meager possessions of my recently deceased mother and working diligently on some revisions for my editor which are due Jan. 31st.
How about you? Have you started 2011 as you intend to go forward? As a continuation of our anniversary celebration, those who answer in the comments will be entered to win a copy of Cooking with the Petit Fours and Hot Tamales, our very own cookbook, as well as a few “goodies” that will remain a surprise. Eligibility limited to the continental U.S. participants, due to costs of shipping.