Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. {taxed: or, enrolled} (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. {taxed: or, inrolled} And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. {taxed: or, inrolled} And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. {watch: or, the night watches} And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
(Luke 2:1-14 KJV)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Mt. Hood Rescue

I have been riveted to Fox News watching updates about this. At this point, they have found the body of one of the climbers and they are continuing to search for the other 2, though hope is fading.

No one could mistake me for a mountain climber. I am, though, fascinated with those who do it and the risks they willingly take. I've read "Into Thin Air," and realize it is a sport that fascinates those who indulge in it.

My prayers go out to the familes of the hikers. For the family who lost a family member, and the others still waiting for hopefully good news.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

I have to find a way (besides Tina nagging me) to remember to update this thing on a more regular basis!

So what have I been doing?

Writing and (this week at least) getting over a virus. Preparing to send queries out for a novel - a first for me.

And if you go to, you'll see my first ever query get critiqued (and chewed up, but it's my first!) Mine is #24.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Finished Nano...

With 3 and 1/2 hours to spare on November 30th, I got my 50,000 words verified.