So Much Going On

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142022

We are wrapping up this year with a lot going on, and it seems like every time I turn around, there’s a new project or chore that has to be taken care of. But that’s okay, it keeps me from getting underfoot while Miss Terry is doing the real work around here.

Monday, we drove into Port Orange to have dinner at Salsas Mexican Restaurant with our good friend, fellow author Frank Butterfield. Frank is an amazing guy, and every time we get together, the time just seems to fly by as we talk about books, places we’ve traveled, and so much more.

Besides writing another chapter in my new Big Lake book and reading through and making corrections to the last two chapters I wrote to get them ready to print out for Terry to proof, I spent a lot of time yesterday playing telephone tag with insurance companies, bankers and other service providers, getting things in place for the first of the year.

I’ve also been doing some research on Windows 11. I need to buy another computer, and it seems that very few are available anymore that meet my needs and have Windows 10. All of the models I want have Windows 11. Some of the people I’ve talked to love the new version of the operating system, and other people hate it. The jury is still out as to what I’m going to wind up doing, but I’d better make a decision soon because my accountant wants me to buy it before the end of the year for tax purposes.

Of course, we all know that Terry never lets any grass grow under her feet. Besides handling a lot of paperwork and receipts from our recent trip to Alabama and cooking a delicious pork roast along with mashed potatoes, gravy, and veggies for dinner last night,  she made some cashew melt Christmas cookies. I felt kind of bad about slapping her hands when she reached for one since she’s the one that made them, but they’re almost too good to share!

Now we all know that part of what I just wrote is a lie. Yes, the cookies were amazing, but I would never slap Terry’s hands. My mommy and daddy raised me better than that. And besides, I’ve seen her shoot! 😊

The time has gone by so fast that I can’t believe Christmas is already on top of us! Thanks to the nice folks at Amazon, we haven’t had to fight our way through the crowds at the big box stores, and the grandkids’ gifts will all be delivered in plenty of time before Christmas. Did you know that as grandkids get older, the things they want cost more money? But that’s all right. We like to spoil them on birthdays and at Christmas.

Several people have asked when I’m going to resume our weekly free drawings, and you can look for one this week. Trust me, this is going to be a prize you want to get in on! The drawing will start tomorrow, so be sure to check back and get your name in the running.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “So Much Going On”

  1. Steve and I send our good wishes for you both in the coming year.
    Love reading your daily blogs.

  2. I was at a local world market and was trying to be healthy but a bag of cookies kept calling me saying ‘please take us. We are being kept as prisoners.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Terry.

  3. Nick, I have been searching daily for your new book. Kathy miller

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