New Year, Same Old Me

Happy 2012, all!

I’m using the term happy, but it’s not really all that happy. I’m just trying to stay upbeat. So, I’m not really sad, but I’m not happy. I guess you could say I’m… optimistic. Those of you who followed my previous blog know I talked a lot about my family. A few summers ago, my mother almost died and shortly thereafter, my grandmother almost died. Now, months later, it looks like Granna might be on the cusp of the end again.

97 years is a long time to stick around and wait out the inevitable.

So we are all hoping and wishing and sending love down south to Virginia, where my angel of a grandmother lies in a hospital deciding whether it’s time to go or if she’d like to be around a while longer.

As for the rest of my family, my sister was in a wreck that left her with some temporary problems, but ended up exposing the fact that she has a few aneurysms in her brain. Or as she likes to call them, the “twins”.

She’s funny like that.

She’ll be having surgery in the next month or two to extract said twins. And then, when my grandmother does finally decide to leave us, that will open up a whole other can of worms as far as my mom’s concerned that will need to be sorted out. Good times ahead, folks.

That and I’m working on writing my second book while shopping around my first book to publishers in New York, which isn’t going so great. But like I said, I’m trying to stay optimistic.

2012 is going to be full of activity and surprises, that’s for sure.

One thing you can count on is my hanging around here more. And all you Instagram users out there, follow me @vintagekidsbooks for a visual medley of all things to come.

I’m ready 2012. Bring it on!

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