Christmas Letter by Marilyn Meredith
With the advent of Facebook, those who are my friends pretty much know everything I've been doing--probably even more than they ever wanted to know.
Probably the two most exciting things that happened this past year is the birth of two new grandbabies, Priscilla to granddaughter Jessica and her husband Jerry, and Madelyn (Maddy) to grandson Robert and his wife Alli.
I think that brings the total of great-grands to 15.
And of course I had two new books make their appearance this year.
This is the latest Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery from Oak Tree Press that came out in March.
And the latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery from Mundania Press, out at the end of September.
As for traveling, I've cut down a lot.
In March I went to Left Coast Crime in Monterey, traveling and rooming with my good friend Madeline Gornell. We had a great time and I got to see lots of old friends--most notably Bobbye and Howard Johnson who I first met in Omaha, NE.
Of course hubby and I drove to Las Vegas for PSWA (and to visit my sis--always a good excuse to see her) and it was the first year I wasn't the program chair. So nice not to have that responsibility.
Hubby and I made several trips to the Central Coast where I participated with the CC Sisters in Crime in several library panels--and I also did a book event there. (One trip over I made with daughter Lisa.)
Love seeing all my friends there.
And I did several book events closer to home at the Porterville Library, two at the Porterville Art Gallery, and two at different venues in Visalia.
Hubby and I are still active in church and teaching a 3-5th grade Sunday School Class together.
He's still in charge of the Gran Prix for Awanas. I went to the Women's Bible Study and played Bunco with the church ladies--money goes to the church's youth.
That pretty much covers it.
Merry Christmas everyone!