You know you haven’t blogged in a while when…

…you see that your last post was “Happy Thanksgiving.” And tomorrow is Christmas Eve.

It’s been a hectic month, but a good one. The tree’s up and trimmed, gifts are all bought and wrapped, an 11-day stretch of time off of work is looming large and sparkly on the horizon: all good things. The baking isn’t done yet (tomorrow, there will be flour) but I made up some extra sugar cookie dough last week and froze it to save some time and the rest of the sweets recipes I chose are pretty simple. Plus, I almost got hit by a car yesterday but didn’t, so the fact that I’m alive is undeniably awesome. I really have no complaints.

This is my favorite time of year and not just because presents. I love January 1. A whole 365 days, all shiny and full of promise and fresh starts. So far, it looks like 2015 will be an interesting year, for lots of reasons: Continue reading

MaGM #7: Meet Author Andrea Cooper

Okay, this is weird. On the one hand, we have our familiar MaGM routine. On the other – we’re doing this in the fancy new WordPress digs. Sorry, I’m having a moment of disorientation.  Let’s make this place feel a little more like home:

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That’s better.

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