2013 in review

A big thank you to everyone who has stopped in to read this blog over the past year.  Considering I fell off the face of the blogisphere during the last half of 2013, I think these numbers are just fantastic, and I am very grateful to you all.

Special mention goes to those of my blog buddies with the highest number of comments this past year.  You have helped me feel confident that I’m contributing something, however small.

My Sister Maree (not a blogster… yet) who loves and supports me – love you back!

and some of my very special blog buddies – check them out if you haven’t already- they rock!

Laura of  Starting the Dialogue whose compassionate and thoughtful insights on caring for our seniors has helped me more times than I can say–    http://startingthedialogue.wordpress.com/

Jovina who has provided us with such rich and beautiful posts about Italian Americans coast to coast, and the food we share– http://jovinacooksitalian.com/

Jan with her calming and thoughtful words of hope and empowerment–  http://www.jandeelstra.com//

Mandy and her wonderful tips on writing and being a writer– http://mandyevebarnett.com/

Onto bigger and better things in 2014!  Love and Peace to you all!

And here’s the report – feel free to take a look.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I Shall Return

A few minutes after the finish line, and I'm still alive!!

A few minutes after the finish line, and I’m still alive!!

I know, I know.  I have not posted a darn thing of interest all month.  But things have been a little more hectic than usual between all the bases being covered.  But two great things to report

1 – I started seriously writing my next book, which will be YA/Middle Grade with a working title of ‘Don’t Call Me Poundcake.”  More details this weekend.  I am very ready to start this new writing adventure and can’t wait to share it with you all.

2 – I finished my first 5K Race this past July 3rd at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Massachusetts, home of the New England Patriots, and now, me.  I almost croaked in the pounding 90 degree heat as we ran around the stadium, up every ramp and then down every ramp in the darn thing, but I made it, thanks to these 49-year-old legs and tons of support from all of my friends and family.  Here is a survival pick of Jeremy and me after the race.

Love to All and I will be catching up with my blog posting and reading this weekend.