Well, that all went a bit pear-shaped didn't it? I kept trying to get to my blog, planing on writing something and offering another book in the Advent Calendar, but things kept happening.
The doorbell kept ringing - more visitors
I had to keep going back to the Post Office - more prizes to send out
I had to plan - and work on connecting with the students for my February Advanced Romance Writing Course at Fishguard - even at Christmas the preparations for next year don't stop.
And talking about writing courses and teaching - I have new plans for the 12 Point Guide To Writing Romance - more soon - watch this space.
Oh - and Ruby happened.
Ruby - not the 40th wedding celebration - but she is part of them. This is Ruby.
Or, rather that was Ruby when I first met her last Sunday - which was when the organised life started to go a bit less organised!
I didn't think I was ready for another cat. Flora's illness was so upsetting and sad that the Babe Magnet and I weren't sure we could love another creature while we were still so sad. But that was before The Offspring's Fiancee took me to visit the local Cat's Protection League rescue where a small black and white bundle of fur threw herself into my arms and made it obvious that she knew I'd come to collect her. And how could I argue with her when she had settled there and purred. . . and purred. . . and purred. . . .
We had to wait some days to make sure that no one claimed her. She'd been found wandering alone on the streets -
So here we are, with Christmas just a few days away, the tree only half-decorated (as you can see) and some of the gifts not yet wrapped . . .
and Here's Ruby!
But she's already wriggled her way into our hearts - the humans anyway, but Charlie is a little distant as yet. She makes it clear that she thinks she fell asleep and woke up in cat heaven. There is food, and warmth, and lots of fuss (she yells if she doesn't get enough) and she slept curled up between us in the bed last night.
So now I have to go out - I know she's going to protest, and she'll probably still be yelling when I come back. But she'll soon get to realise that I do come back and we'll all settle down (even Charlie) into one big family.
So that's why I've been otherwise occupied - there will. be more of the Advent Calendar next!
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- Advent Calendar - and a winner
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