Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Year, New Me . . . Why Not!

By Chandra Morrisey, from Kylie Logan’s League of Literary Ladies mystery series

So at the beginning of the year, Bea Cartwright (you know her, she runs that chi-chi B and B here on South Bass Island) asked each of us who belong to the League of Literary Ladies to write down our New Year’s thoughts and resolutions.

I’ve been taking my time.  After all, this isn’t something you can just dash off.  What you desire is what manifests, and I’m not taking any chances.

So my New Year’s resolutions . . . well, I’d like to get more of the summer tourists in for my tarot and crystal readings.  And I’d like to get better at both.  I’d like to add a few more windchimes to the garden and a few more gnomes, too.  I don’t know about you, but I’m convinced a girl can never have too many gnomes!

I am resolved to continue to heap love on Jerry Garcia, my adorable tabby cat.  And while I’m at it, I’m resolved to help Bea see that Jerry’s not as bad as she thinks he is.  She gets a little upset, see, when he makes bathroom visits to her flower pots.  But hey, Jerry’s a cat!  Cats are allowed.  There are reasons the Egyptians worshiped cats.  Bea needs to see the light.

I resolve to keep trying to read the books for our monthly book discussion group though truth be told, that can be dicey at times.  Don’t tell anybody, but sometimes I just watch the movie.  Still, meeting with my friends, enjoying good stories, drinking good wine . . . it’s enough for anyone to look forward to in one new year.

Well, that and no more murders!


  1. Poor misunderstood Jerry Garcia! He just enjoys the pretty flowers with the lovely fragrances while he does his business. ;)

  2. "Cats are allowed." Exactly. Many humans don't get it. Meow!

  3. Maybe you're early for next year. Jerry Garcia looks very special. Love his name!

  4. Oh, Jerry is a special cat, all right. A very bad kitty!