I want to thank all the readers of “The Early Draft,” both my friends and those I don’t know who are now stumbling upon my writing. I’m excited to tell you I’ve had thousands and thousands of hits and my traffic has increased 300% since I started the blog in August of 2010. I still need to post more frequently and build the traffic to impress a publisher, but I’m impressed by all of you! Thank you. A goal in 2012 is to learn WORDPRESS better so I can include links to many of your blogs.
I thought I’d post some pics and say a little about what the time of year meant.
January 2011 – my front yard buried in three feet of snow, that’s snow up to your crotch, cold and deep and blustery.
As winter wore on, and February arrived, things became sad in my life, culminating in the death of my beautiful cat, Sweetie.
Although she’s gone from this earth, I know her spirit lives. She “spoke” to me at a psychic reading later in the year. Perhaps you think I’m insane for saying this. Frankly, if that’s the case, I don’t care. She’s waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge.
This handsome dude knew and loved her and helped me through some painful grief.
In March, perhaps a little too soon, I found Mia and Timmy, who brought a much different kind of feline energy to my house. They’ve been here for nearly 10 months now. Mia is independent and lovely, and Timmy, well, he’s a handsome boy, but mostly, he appears to be the child I never had.