Happy New Year! I know we're a few days into the new year, but only a few. I haven't quite packed away all the holiday decorations and I'm still having to remind myself to write the correct year on checks.
For many, the new year means New Year's resolutions. Do you make New Year's resolutions? I don't anymore I've found if I need to make a change in my life, it's best just do it. There's nothing magical about the first of a new year. Change can happen anytime. January or June, it doesn't really matter.
I also spend some time selecting a new calendar for my office. Something with adorable dogs and cats maybe? Or perhaps one with gorgeous scenery. Or one with famous quotes might be fun. So many possibilities!
Sure you can just use your phone for all of that. You can take notes, put appointments on the calendar, plan you days. Sounds pretty convenient, right? But for me it's not the same. I like an actual planner I can handle and scribble notes on, and a calendar that I've enjoyed choosing.
How about you? Do you keep all your appointments and plans on your phone and computer? Or, like me, do prefer an old-fashioned calendar and/or planner?
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In posh Laguna Beach murder has gone to the dogs... When Caro Lamont, former psychologist turned pet therapist makes a house call to help Kevin Blackstone with his two misbehaving German Shepherd dogs, she expects frantic dogs, she expects a frantic dog owner, she even expects frantic neighbors. What she doesn't expect is that two hours later the police will find Kevin dead, his dogs impounded; and that as the last person to see Kevin alive (well, except for the killer) she is suddenly a person of interest, at least according to Homicide Detective Judd Malone.
Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of two mystery authors (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). They are friends and neighbors as well as co-writers of the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. The pen name was created by combining the names of their rescue pets--Sparkle (Mary Lee's cat) and Abbey (Anita's dog). If you want to make sure you're up on all the Sparkle Abbey news, stop by their website and sign up for Sparkle Abbey's Newsletter.
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