Wednesday, December 02, 2020

December 2020 Finally! & IWSG


I am so darn happy December is here! (and not only for the snow!) I'm sorry I missed last month's post, and almost missed this one, but in November I was depressed, and, today is my son's birthday!

I feel a lot better this month. Last month I think because of Thanksgiving, I felt the absence of my family too keenly and couldn't write about it. We all made it through and for that I am more than grateful. I still miss the you-know-what out of my parents though. This is a looooong time to go without hugging/touching/seeing them. But I won't jeopardize them just because I miss them.

My son has been living with us all year because of a medical issue. He can't work and is not only in constant pain, but also depressed because of it. Finally, we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. It will take more time and more physical therapy for him to get back to his former self, but it IS working! I/we have much to be grateful for. So, December has not come too soon for me. 

The young lad with his snowman "Churchill!"

The other wonderful piece of news is that my book cover should be finished soon. The edits are finished. The formatting is happening as I write, and hopefully my next novel, "Rain" will be out before Christmas! (Hint, it would make a great present!) Shameless I am. But not about being happy! For the first time in a while, I do genuinely feel happy and hopeful for not only my future, but for our nation's future as well. The Covid vaccine should (hopefully) go a long way toward helping us all heal.

So I am not feeling too insecure today, even if I'm late to post. I feel optimistic and full of love for the world, and especially my son. He is a light in my life and has been since the day he was born 34 years ago. Though I'm sorry for the reason he is with us, I am not sorry he's here! I wish you all the best of the holidays, a Merry Christmas, whatever it is that you celebrate. I also wish us all the best in the new year to come. May we all be able to move on to a life that even though Covid will still be here, hopefully the new year will give us a chance to learn to live with it without fear. Blessings to you.

And before you stop reading, please stop by our wonderful co-hosts this month and thank them for being there for us! 

Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney,Liesbet @ Roaming About Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre!


  1. Glad there is hope for your son.
    As soon as my parents get the vaccine, I'm going to see them.

  2. Anonymous10:59 PM

    I am so glad that things are working out for your son. Nothing is more grievous than watching someone you love suffer. I am inspired by your upbeat attitude - I, too, have had issues beyond Covid this year. And like you, December has ushered in a new day of hope. Congrats on finishing your edits!

  3. I am glad to hear your son is improving and you are feeling better. I am trying to snatch on to glimmers of positive right now, too. They do exist. We just have to let ourselves be open to them.

  4. Sorry for your son's medical troubles. Hopefully, you all will find your way out of them, as soon as possible.
    Happy holidays!

  5. May your son find the cure he needs.

  6. I'm so happy to hear that Rain is being published! If you need help announcing the release, shot me an email.

  7. Hi Lisa - always difficult to experience your son's problems - but I'm so glad you're both getting through. Parenting isn't easy is it ... so well done on being there for him. I do hope things continue to ease - and next year life is easier for us all. Take care - and stay safe and have a happy peaceful December. Hilary

  8. I know what you mean about a Thanksgiving without much family. It was just Hubs and I. Safer for us. I can't believe this has gone on for so long. I hope your son gets better soon. Merry Christmas to you & your family.


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