Those of you who follow me on social media know that I have been "toying" with the idea of relocating to south Florida for some time. Every year my husband and I found a reason to remain in the northeast, enjoying our friends and family yet not enjoying the winters there. We slowly transitioned to spending our winters in the warm weather and then we finally took the plunge and headed south and are now in the process of becoming legal residents of the Sunshine State.
There are lots of boxes yet to unpack and much redecorating to do as we settle in to our new yet familiar surroundings. It's strange but this has been our vacation home for many years and now it is home. I have no regrets just pangs of missing my friends, some family and of course my beloved grand daughters. My role in their lives will change as I will see them much less, but I have no doubt that we will remain close.
As we approach Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas I realize how much family and friends make this time of year so special. I will be back in New Jersey for Thanksgiving but will remain here in Florida for Christmas. I always have a contemplative moment as I soul search for what gives these holidays meaning for me. I am sure you do the same. At the same time, I must give thanks to everyone and everything I hold dear in my life. My "to do" list for the new year includes finishing book four in my Enchanted Blood Line series and the novella I shared with my newsletter readers last month.
May we all have a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or whatever or however you give thanks to the universe. To those of you who continue to support my writing, I cannot thank you enough. You mean more to me than I can put into words and your devotion to my novels fuels me when I think I cannot write another word, or have nothing else to share with you in the lives of my vampires.
A Happy and A Merry to all.