Time for Family

So, now that we're nearing the end of January,  

how are you doing on your resolutions or one-word theme?

I don't make resolutions. Nor do I focus on one words. But, for me, 2016 seems to be all about family so far.

My parents spend the winters in TN, four hours away from us. The rest of the time, they hang out in AK. As in A L A S K A. So, we try to squeeze in as much time as we can with them while they're in the lower 48.

This month they both scheduled cataract surgeries for the same day. One eye at a time, two weeks apart.
It's been fun watching them see things in a new light. Everything's brighter, more colorful, and now, after 50+ years of wearing glasses, all they'll need are readers.
Both pictures were taken after the first eye surgery.
I'd allotted time in my calendar to be there to drive them around and help while they recuperated. They didn't really need any help, though. After surgery and a nap, they were good to go. :)

What I didn't schedule were snow days. Note to self: must remedy that for next year.

Let me ask you. Would you be able to write with all this cuteness in the house? 



Nope. Not me. :)

My word count definitely tanked in January. I'm working on Kissing Santa Nic, a Christmas story that I'll publish independently as Tori Kayson. No contract, no deadlines, so it's all good. But even so...

"There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens..." ~Ecclesiastes 3:1 

Little Man won't be five forever. Before I can blink (practically), he'll be driving age. And my parents will head back to AK soon. 

Apparently, God has designated 2016 as the time for family for me. So, I will adjust my calendar and not fret over my poor word count. Because when I release my schedule to God, He blesses my time beyond measure. 

What season are you in right now?

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Fiction Faith & Foodies: Time for Family

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Time for Family

So, now that we're nearing the end of January,  

how are you doing on your resolutions or one-word theme?

I don't make resolutions. Nor do I focus on one words. But, for me, 2016 seems to be all about family so far.

My parents spend the winters in TN, four hours away from us. The rest of the time, they hang out in AK. As in A L A S K A. So, we try to squeeze in as much time as we can with them while they're in the lower 48.

This month they both scheduled cataract surgeries for the same day. One eye at a time, two weeks apart.
It's been fun watching them see things in a new light. Everything's brighter, more colorful, and now, after 50+ years of wearing glasses, all they'll need are readers.
Both pictures were taken after the first eye surgery.
I'd allotted time in my calendar to be there to drive them around and help while they recuperated. They didn't really need any help, though. After surgery and a nap, they were good to go. :)

What I didn't schedule were snow days. Note to self: must remedy that for next year.

Let me ask you. Would you be able to write with all this cuteness in the house? 



Nope. Not me. :)

My word count definitely tanked in January. I'm working on Kissing Santa Nic, a Christmas story that I'll publish independently as Tori Kayson. No contract, no deadlines, so it's all good. But even so...

"There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens..." ~Ecclesiastes 3:1 

Little Man won't be five forever. Before I can blink (practically), he'll be driving age. And my parents will head back to AK soon. 

Apparently, God has designated 2016 as the time for family for me. So, I will adjust my calendar and not fret over my poor word count. Because when I release my schedule to God, He blesses my time beyond measure. 

What season are you in right now?

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8 Comments:

At January 26, 2016 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Jill Weatherholt said...

No, I certainly couldn't write with that cute smiling face...and your parents, they're adorable too! I'm currently in a season of waiting, but that's okay, I've become more patient.

 
At January 26, 2016 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Writers should be the most patient people on the planet, right? lol. I hear ya, Jill. Prayers for those doors to open, my friend. Love and hugs to you!

 
At January 26, 2016 at 8:21 AM , Blogger Jill Weatherholt said...

Thank you, Dora! xo

 
At January 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Sandra Ardoin said...

What a great attitude! It's definitely good for the blood pressure! :)

 
At January 26, 2016 at 9:10 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Hasn't always been that way, Sandy. But God's proven Himself more than capable of managing my calendar. Much better than I ever could. :)

 
At January 26, 2016 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Anytime!

 
At January 26, 2016 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Tanya Hanson said...

Hi Dora, oh, he melts my heart. I don't get a thing done when my grandangels are over. I gotta treasure every second. And I'm so glad your parents are doing well. I love the Ecclesiastical reminder... One of my favorite passages. Love to you and much success to Tori in 2016! ❤️

 
At January 26, 2016 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Your little grandangel with the curls melts my heart. Love those pics from behind.

Thank you, dear friend. Wishing you the same! Congratulations on your latest, PICK ME. Can't wait to read it! Sounds yummy. xo

 

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