From: Much Ado About Muffin
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
Christmas is coming... I can feel it in the crisp air, the snow on the ground, and the night-time quiet descending on Wynter Castle. And I see it in the excited eyes of a certain teenage friend (Lizzie, of course) who has been hinting about Christmas gifts for a while, all camera related, of course. Shilo is even easier; something homemade, like food! Women/girls are so easy to shop for. Shopping for men is a whole 'nother ballgame unless they are as elegant as my best friend Pish, who I buy grooming products for every year. But Virgil... sigh. I've been looking around for the perfect gift for Virgil; he's soooo tough to buy for! He doesn't want much, and anything he does want or need, he buys for himself.
So I'll probably get him clothes. He's a goodlooking guy but lately he's looking a little spiffier, if I do say so myself, since I started helping him shop.
However... gifts. They really are such a small part of the holiday. I was married once, and spent one Christmas in Spain, and another on a Caribbean island. They were lovely holidays, the first spent with Miguel's family, and the other all alone, just my husband and I. Neither involved much in the way of gifts. It taught me a lot, especially about how we in North America think about things way to much. I love buying and giving, but I need to rein in that part of me, the avid consumer.
So I've been thinking about other things more lately. Christmas will soon be over, and we move ahead to a brand new year. And I'm making a resolution. (it's not too early for New Year resolutions, is it?) I'm going to try, this year, to find ways to contribute to peace on earth... not just in our country, but in the world. I'm not sure how yet. Do any of you have ideas? How one person can help promote peace on earth?
I would truly be interested in what you all think.
I'm so excited to show off the next cover in the Merry Muffin Mystery series... so here is the cover for next summer's release, Muffin To Fear!