Yay, Yay, it’s Saturday…



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Me and JP, Conversations with a 5-Year-Old…

JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

The daughter of a friend of mine is a realtor and was hosting a Christmas party for friends and family last weekend.  She asked that we bring our grandkids for crafts and snacks and a visit with Santa.  I thought JP would be delighted to party…

Me:  How about we go to a party on Saturday morning?

JP:  What kind of a party?

Me:  A Christmas party.  My friend Donna’s daughter is having it.  There will probably be cookies and juice to drink.

JP:  How many people will there be?  Eight?

Me:  Well, probably…

JP:  Twenty?

Me:  Maybe…  and Santa will be there, I think.

JP:  No, that’s okay.  I don’t want to go.

Me:  You can stay by me the whole time.  We can just wave to Santa from across the room if you want.

JP:  Nana, why can’t you take one of your other grandkids?


(So, he changed his mind and went with and by the time we left, he’d written a list of what he wanted for Christmas and had to give it to Santa Claus.  And eaten two doughnut holes, three cookies, some orange juice and a bottle of water.  But isn’t it weird to plop your little one on the lap of an old bearded stranger in a bright red suit and expect them to be okay with that??)

Monday Musings on Tuesday…

Feel like I haven’t written anything in forever, which, sadly, is probably true!  Just wanted to share with you that I had my six month check up after completing my breast cancer surgeries and chemo from last year and everything is looking wonderful.  I can’t tell you what nice news that was to hear.  We did spend an inordinate amount of time talking about my hair as the doctor and nurse hadn’t seen me in several months.  You know, oh, my, it’s so white, so curly, so thick — that will be $150!  I’m also feeling really good this fall, more energy than ever and trying to drop some stubborn pounds before the holiday season really kicks in by working out three times a week.  Even if the pounds don’t fall off dramatically, I’m feeling so good and loving the work outs!

I promise I will get back to writing more as I’ve got both Christmas trees up and decorated and all my Christmas houses out and lit.  Thank goodness for hubby as I’m great with putting everything out, but not so good with getting all the extension cords and timers hooked up and hidden!  Now just baking and some last-minute shopping and I think I’m good to enjoy some sappy Hallmark movies by the glow of my beautiful tree… while I write out the Christmas cards I almost forgot about.  Yikes!

I’ll share a Christmas JP story with you tomorrow.  That child is a fun-filled adventure just waiting to happen.  Hope you all are well into your holiday preparations and enjoying the season…


#PitMad: Pitch Your Manuscript to Literary Agents & Publishers

For all of you with manuscripts that are ready to be published! Thanks, Cindy, for the heads up!

Cindy Fazzi

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Do you have an unpublished manuscript? Join the Twitter party known as #PitMad to pitch your work to literary agents and publishers. On Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, you may tweet a maximum of three different pitches for every manuscript.

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Yay, Yay, it’s Saturday…

Why, oh why, didn’t I figure this out sooner??  (Time to thaw the turkey!)


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