January – a snow storm pounded us with freezing rain, sleet and gorgeous snow. Nick didn’t know what to think of this new condition. Snow in Tennessee never lasts long, a good thing as so many of us don’t know how to drive on ice-covered roads. Nick celebrated his 2nd birthday.
February – is the month of anniversaries and birthdays in our home. Jerry’s mom celebrated her 90th year, we our 20th anniversary and my 70th year rolled around. Hip, hip, hooray!
March – blew in the Memos, Dan and Anita, from New Hampshire. We had a wonderful time touring Nashville. We played dominoes afterwards as we ate crispy pork roast hot from the oven.
April – and the dogwoods and redbuds are popping. We enjoy our walks in the woods and fields with Nick.
May – I attended my first writers’ conference at Ridgecrest, Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers, in North Carolina. At the end of month the flood came upon us. Many of our friends and neighbors experienced the devastation of ruined homes and lost memorabilia. The waters lapped at our steps, thank God we were spared.
June – no pool parties this month. The flood filled the pool. Cleanup is a rigorous process.
July – found us on the road again completing the 2010 Census. We were deep in Cheatham County red neck country, impossible roads, farms, trailers, hounds and shotgun haven.
August – I hosted a mini conference for my Middle Tennessee Christian Writers group at our church.
September – we kept the road hot taking Jerry’s mom for cataract surgery. My first book, Heavenly Humor for the Cat Lover’s Soul, arrived via UPS. There are 25 author’s represented in this book, and I am one of them!
November – we joined our family, 14 of us, in North Carolina Mountains, for Thanksgiving week. Read about it at https://meredithlbl.com/, and see the photo album on my Face Book page.
December – ends as it started, another snow storm. We celebrate Christmas with our adopted family, Jerry’s Sunday school class and Divorce Care group, at our home for Bible study and a fellowship meal of turducken. Mark is in from California. We are looking forward to entertaining him and our grown up granddaughters. We will hold our family scattered from coast to coast in our hearts and prayers.
P.S. We adopted Buddy, a 14 pound Carin Terrier mix, from Cheatham County Animal Control. He is a fine Christmas present for all of us. Now we both have a lap warmer!