Lovely, busy, hectic Christmas! My favorite–and most exhausting–holiday of them all. The tree is up and shining brightly, and most of the packages are wrapped. I can’t take credit beyond choosing and buying the gifts, however–I am a lucky woman, because I have help. Thank heaven–I couldn’t get any books written if I didn’t. (Just tending the horses is a full time job. Never mind running the house, keeping the books, and all the rest of it.)
A few of you asked how the $100 gift card winners were chosen, and here’s the answer: at random. I chose one winner, and my assistant, Jenni, chose the other. After Christmas, I’ll be giving away more books and some trinkets I brought back from Cowboy Christmas especially for blog readers. There will always be another chance to win, my friends. Hang in there!
This is always the time of year when I start thinking about goals and intentions–resolutions, not so much. I always seem to break those! For 2013, I’m concentrating on deepening my relationship with God and pretty much letting the rest take care of itself. Plans include a week in Italy, with my daughter, Wendy, at a painting workshop, several rodeos, and, of course, more books. Mainly, it’s a matter of, “Surprise me, God!”
There will definitely be another round of scholarships in 2013, but we’re still in the planning stage. Watch the website and this blog for updates.
Here’s my biggest wish for you and yours: Numbers 6, 24-26.