Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas, all!

I know I've been absent lately. It's been a bit crazy with all the holiday doings and the last-minute push to get the novel rewritten and to my new book editor.

We're in the midst of a major Christmas Eve snowstorm here in central Illinois and I just crashed my car into the boulder at the end of my driveway. Yay. Luckily it didn't do too much damage, although it took me and the three boys more than an hour to get the car up the drive and into the garage.

Now all I need to do is get the wife home from work safely in an hour or so and we can sit down to a big Christmas Eve dinner. It will be the first time the entire family has been together in weeks. It's what I love most about the holidays -- getting all of my kids together under one roof. Even their constant bickering and giggling makes me smile.

Anyway, I thought I would sneak online and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you and yours are safe and happy this holiday weekend. I promise to be around a bit more often as the holidays fade into the rear view mirror.

Feliz Navidad!


  1. Merry Christmas to you, Terry, and your family!

    Glad you survived the wreck by the way!

    As it's Christmas day here already in New Zealand, I'm off to the beach - complete with much champagne, fat red strawberry's, smoked salmon and sunscreen!

    Wishing you all the best for 2011 my friend!

  2. Yipes. I hope Mrs. Terry doesn't work too far from home. I've only been up around Illinois a few times, and sat out the trip when it was snowing, but from the stories that came back with those who went ahead and traveled that winter, I don't envy you the white Christmas.

    We've got your standard Texas winter happening at the moment. Rain, and just far enough above freezing not to snow. You can bet, once the rain slacks, the temperature will drop below freezing - it's a bitter irony, really.

    We do Christmas Eve dinner, too, and thankfully it worked out so that our two newly minted soldiers (1 Army, 1 Navy) are home for the holiday. YAY!

    Merry Christmas, and I'm glad to hear your collision wasn't serious.

  3. Merry Christmas Terry! Sorry about the car.
    Next year is our year, I can feel it! Here's to 2011!

  4. Glad to see you and the car survived the wreck.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's!

  6. Sorry about the wreck! That icy stuff is the pits.

    But hope your Christmas and holidays are great anyway!

  7. Day late, but . . . Merry Christmas, Terry!! Hope you got that Christmas Eve dinner with all the lovely bickering and giggling!!

    See ya in the New Year!!

  8. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Terry.

    I know what you mean about the bickering between kids making you smile. I feel the same way.

  9. Thanks, and best wishes for the New Year.