Coffee & Chat #22

Happy December! While I’m not a big fan of “wow, didn’t (insert the month) fly by” because time does move forward at a steady clip, I will admit November seemed to be over in a blink of an eye and I’m not sure why. October seemed very long, maybe it was because we had unusually warm days and summer weather had stretched way into September (we usually have the warmth but not the high humidity here) that when October didn’t turn cool instantly it just felt like a 60 day month. Then November came and all of a sudden it was Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s also because of my schedule now. I don’t have the usual mile-markers I had when I worked outside of the home for someone else. You know, office chatter about menu planning, traveling and the vacation schedule.

Right now I’m in the middle of projects. Food Blogger #3 has been officially accepted by my editor (more on that in my upcoming newsletter), SILENCED IN SEQUINS (Resale Boutique book #2) is complete and ready to go off to my critique partner and I’m preparing for the release of MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS. I couldn’t resist making the cover my screen saver. I absolutely love the cover.

I’m preparing for MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS blog tour. There are interview questions for me to answer and I need to print out the schedule so I know where I’ll be each day, well, virtually. šŸ™‚

dog, Shih-Tzu, During my last Coffee & Chat I shared how Billy was recovering from his self-inflicted wound behind his ear. He’d scratched too hard and broke open a pocket of fluid (not sure what it’s officially called). It was a mess and he needed to wear a collar and go on antibiotics. Well, he got all better. Yes!!! And it was just in time for Susie to go to the vet. Yep. She had a kidney infection. We’re on the second round of antibiotics for it and she’s doing better. Fingers-crossed we’ll go into the new year all healthy.

But before we start talking about 2019, we have a few more weeks left in 2018 and during the month of December my mind wanders to baking. Baking cookies specifically. I love, love, love baking cookies but this year I am strapped for time. Even though Food Blogger #3 has been officially accepted by my publisher, I still need to finalize the recipes in the book by the beginning of January so that baking takes priority over everything else. And besides the work-related baking, I have writing to do so I’m going to be short on time this year. I’m sure I’ll get a few cookies baked, but it won’t be like other years. While I’m bummed about it, there’s not much I can do about it.

While I won’t be baking as much doesn’t mean I won’t be obsessing about Christmas cookies. And to take my obsession to a whole new level, I’ll be sharing cookie recipes from various food bloggers on my Facebook author page. If you’re not on Facebook, no worries. I’ll be doing a round-up post right here each week leading up to the last day of the 24 Days of Christmas Cookies, December 24th.

I think I’m going to wrap this up because now I want a cookie (or two) and I need to get back to writing. Thanks so much for visiting today and please drop in a comment. Let me know if you love to bake cookies this time of the year or if you leave the baking to someone else in your family.

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