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December 15, 2016

This year went fast! #NewYearsDay #Christmas #MFRWorg #feelblessed


It's my last 2016 Plotting Princess' post. I'm sorta at a loss what to write here. I've had one heck of a year, mostly because Handsome had a surgery at the end of August, and in 2017, will have another. That seems to bleed into my creative life.
Otherwise, I've been blessed.
So let me bore you with my year in review:
Two books came out. Handsome and I traveled to the Baltic Sea on a cruise. We also visited Colorado Springs, Indianapolis, and Chicago. I've lost a few pounds, gained a few back, and lost again. Renovated the garage apartment and my nephew moved in.  I did Jazzercise 200 times--so far-- this year. I've read a lot of books. Turned in four needlepoint projects to be made into pillows. Embroidered five gifts for Christmas.
After over ten hours, I completed overhauled a bedroom. I bought a new vacuum and discovered cleaning with it wasn't horrible at all (way better than the name brand one which never worked right). I read a lot of books, some for book club, some for me. I went to RWA in San Diego and hung out with my stalker buddy. I hosted 27 people for Thanksgiving. I've eaten some great food and can't wait to find the next best hamburger.
Looking back—what a year!
As for 2017, Handsome and I already know from February to June will be encompassed with his surgery. There's no doubt lots of reading and needlepoint will be done, as well as far too much TV watching.
Have you looked back over the highs and lows of 2016? What is the best one?

Writing this little gem, "The Littlest Angel," for the Season of Promises holiday anthology was great fun. The heroine is a follow the rules kind of gal and the hero is everything but. They clash over a coveted Christmas ornament.
Find their story at:

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8 comments:

Liese said...

Oh my, a busy year, Vicki!
I have been blessed this year as well--a story coming out in an anthology, another of a collection of essays on Victorian England--and continued health and well-being of my immediate family!
One of my greatest blessings are all the various groups of friends--the Plotting Princesses, the The Crew of the Barque Lone Star (a Sherlockian scion), and too many others to name!
Here's to family, friends, and fun for 2107, and lots of prayers and thoughts for Handsome in his recovery.
Best,
Liese

vicki batman said...

Hi, Liese! and thank you for the best wishes for Handsome. February can't come fast enough for you. I'm grateful to you we've stuck together all these years. Hugs!

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Hi Vicki, Love reading your posts...always so upbeat! Hope you and Handsome have a joyful holiday season. Best of luck in 2017. I'll keep Handsome in my prayers.

kathryn jane said...

Finally meeting you in person this summer was one of the highlights of my year! All the best to you and Handsome, and may 2017 bring you continued happiness :D

vicki batman said...

Hi, Joanne! Thank you so much. I do appreciate the prayers. We need this surgery to work. Hugs.

Hi, Kathryn! Yes!!! Meeting you and the other Sisters of Suspense was a huge highlight. And I totally love you are a kitty person like me. Hugs!!!

Angela Adams said...

I wish everyone peace and good health...

Melissa Keir said...

What a busy year. I wish Handsome an easy surgery and recovery. I am blessed by having a great year... my daughter's wedding was the summer highlight.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela! You said it best.

Hi, Melissa! And what a highlight!!! I hope 2017 brings you even more.