Archive for February, 2004

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004
Father-in-Law’s Birthday, but I just call him Dad.

Today’s message goes out to a man who means the world to me. He is my father-in-law Jim. When my dh and I were first married I had hoped to get along with his family. The last thing I imagined was that I would be immediately greeted as one of the clan and taken into their fold.

There are so many wonderful things I can say about Jim. He has a fantastic sense of humor and a smashing sense of adventure. He marches to the beat of his own drum. He loves the sea with a passion and steers his family like a true patriarch. In his marriage, he leads by example, showing everyone what true love really is.

He is kind, open, and makes me proud to call him dad. For that alone, I wish him a very Happy 69th Birthday! We love you.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004
Sister-in-Law’s Birthday & Major Breakthrough In Current Story

Today is my sister-in-law’s birthday. Happy Birthday J! May you find the path for which you seek.

I also had a major breakthrough on the story I’ve been writing. I love it when that happens. This morning I wasn’t sure of the direction I needed to go in and then all of a sudden the resolution dropped into my lap. Yeah! I’m so happy.

Monday, February 16th, 2004
Ah, President’s Day…

Do you remember when this used to be an automatic holiday from school and work? I believe schools still get the day off, but I do remember when we had too many snow days we had to show up on President’s Day. It was either that or stay longer at the end of the year. Believe me everyone voted for going to school on President’s Day, because you didn’t want to give up a single moment of summer break. Now, unless you work for the post office, you’re lucky if you get any of the ‘old’ holidays off. Longer work years, less holiday time. Hmm…I think there’s something wrong with this picture.

Saturday, February 14th, 2004
Happy Valentine’s Day…

Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 13th, 2004
Playing the What If Game…

One the best things about writing is playing the ‘what if’ game. You discover so many directions your story can take with a simple twist of words. I’ve been playing the what if game over the last few days trying to work out a problem that I’ve been having in my current WIP. I think I just discovered a piece of the puzzle. I love it when that happens. 🙂 Try it sometime and see what direction your imagination soars in.

Thursday, February 12th, 2004
Valentine’s Day…

A day of love, laughter, and forgiveness. I wonder why all those things are relegated to one day a year? I would think if you love someone that you should show that person at least once a day how much you love them. I think that’s probably the strangest thing to me about Valentine’s Day. I’ve seen fifty-million commercials touting diamonds, flowers, and candy. The pitch never changed. It was always show ‘her’ how much you care. This always implies to me that if you do that on this one day you’re free to ignore her the rest of the year. LOL! Perhaps that’s the case. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2004
Much Brighter Day…

How does that saying go? What a difference a day makes. I’m here to tell you it makes all the difference in the world. So much has been happening as of late that it’s been hard to stay on top of it. Today I woke up, had some coffee, and then cleaned my whole house. Now maybe it was the simple act of accomplishing SOMETHING. I really don’t know, but I feel great.

On a separate note, I’d like to wish a very special two year old Happy Birthday. I know it’s not until tomorrow, but may you have many, many more L. Much Love, Aunt Jordan.