Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Holidays

I know there are writers out there with mad organizational skills. I am not one of them.

I'm more the I-think-I'm-forgetting-something sort. The writer who lifts her gaze from her computer screen and wonders if the kids are picked up, the dinner is made, and dog is walked. No, no, and no.

Which is how I realized that today is the second Monday of the month--my day on my favorite blog. I looked up from my screen and said, "EEEK!"

No I didn't. I said something much stronger.

At any rate, I looked up. And I wished I had a beautiful blog written about the meaning of the holidays, or my love of Christmas cookies, or why I am the only one in my house who has any wish to decorate. (I don't--not this year--but if I don't get moving soon Christmas will look like any other day.)

Wishes don't produce beautifully written blog posts.

And, this missive should have been posted more than six hours ago.

So, I'll simply say this--I wish you joy and peace and a season filled with love and laughter.

Also, does anyone have a good black-eyed pea recipe for New Year's? I need some luck in 2019!

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders and the Poppy Fields Adventures. 

She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.