Monday, January 05, 2015

Refreshed for 2015

I took most of December off. With so much leading up to Christmas and then time off during the holidays, I felt it was just best to take a break. I popped in here a couple times and was able to post several times on Facebook. (Something I tend to forget.) During that time I worked on several projects and played with some new toys, including a digital turntable that records directly onto the computer. Now I can finally get rid of hundreds of vinyl albums and 45’s.

I also had a very Minion Christmas!

Wednesday is The Insecure Writer’s Support Group post day. We are encouraging all members to post a short (100 words max) personal introduction so we can get to know everyone better. You can post it on your blog or at the Facebook group.

See you Wednesday!

What fun things did you get for Christmas?

39 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Love your Minion Christmas!

I got a good number of clothes...not, maybe, traditionally *fun*, but definitely needed! And it's fun not having to shop for myself, ha!

Happy New Year, Diane!

Yolanda Renee said...

Love the minions!
Does a crock pot count as a new toy?

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad you got some new toys and had a good break. I enjoyed mine too. Happy New Year!

Hart Johnson said...

Man, I wish we would have kept a lot more of our albums--I'd love to have them all on digital now... Sounds like a good break and welcome back!

M.J. Fifield said...

That unicorn is so fluffy! Love the digital turntable. I only have an actual turntable in my house, and a singing nun album to play on it.

For Christmas, I received a castle building blocks set, and a book on the history of weapons. My family gets me.

Happy New Year!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you enjoyed your Minion Christmas!

Jo said...

You really do love your minions. I recorded all our albums onto CDs.

Karen Walker said...

Love your minion Christmas. We decided not to exchange gifts this year. Didn't really need more stuff. That digital recorder sounds like a winner. I have lots of albums, too.

cleemckenzie said...

Hey, you look great. That break had to be exactly the right thing to do. Great to see you back.

Bish Denham said...

Oooo, what kind of digital turntable did you get? And be aware, depending... some of your albums could be worth a little something.

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

What fun. That turntable will keep you busy!

Chrys Fey said...

That Minion is cute! Oh, I'm going to have to create an introduction for my IWSG post. Thanks for letting us know about that!

Stephen Tremp said...

A Minion Christmas. How cool is that! An introduction is a good idea. Off to write mine now and add it to my post.

Christine Rains said...

Awesome! My son had a very Bat(man) Christmas. My fun part of Christmas was spending my money on prizes for my upcoming tours. I have personalized dice with my name on them to give away. Here's to a wonderful 2015 for all of us. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

3D puzzles are a lot of fun. The introductions should be fun.

Nick Wilford said...

Aw, you look like a little kid opening her presents! My stepdaughter had a very minion Christmas too, while the little one had a Frozen one. Thanks for the heads up on the brief for Wednesday's IWSG, I hadn't realised!

Sarah Foster said...

Glad you had a good break and got some great presents! It just wouldn't be Christmas without toys, right?

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm glad to see everybody is back from their breaks. I'm not sure how often I'll blog this year, if at all. I'm still debating. Love Minions!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I too feel refreshed and ready for 2015. We moved and got a house we love, feeling very grateful and blessed. Now I'm ready to get back into my routine! No new goals just to get back to what I was doing before all the interruptions in my life of the past 3 months.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Adorable - you and your Xmas presents!
Happy New Year, Spunk.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks to everyone. I do love my minions.

J.L. Campbell said...

That digital turntable sounds awesome. I should have one of those to get rid of the LPs I have on a shelf.

J E Oneil said...

What a fun Christmas. A digital turntable...well, I don't know much about records, but I'm sure it's awesome :).

Carol Kilgore said...

Everyone needs minions...right? Glad you had a Merry Christmas!

Mason Canyon said...

The turntable sounds interesting. Wonder if there's something where you can record cassettes to the computer? Sounds like a Merry Christmas and definitely a fun one with the Minions.

Tammy Theriault said...

Wow. That must have been quite a music collection! Hope the vinyls find a good home ;). And glad to have you back red head sister ☺️

Rhonda Albom said...

Welcome back. Love the minions.

Medeia Sharif said...

Great picture. I enjoyed my time off from the day job, although I was busy editing and promoting. I look forward to IWSG tomorrow.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the minions!
I seemed to be cooking and baking for half the holidays - but it was fun! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. the minions look great ... and I might pop over to borrow the digital turntable!! Spices, films, books ... all good things to keep me busy! Happy times in 2015 ... cheers Hilary

Robin said...

You've posted so much on your love of minions that I now think of you whenever I see one. ha! Glad you had a minion-filled Christmas:)

Arlee Bird said...

Sometimes a break is a wonderful thing. Getting back in the groove can be difficult though.

Glad you enjoyed your "minion Christmas". I had an onion Christmas chopping up onions into various things I cooked for holiday guests. I still have a bunch of onions in the kitchen! The darn things must be multiplying. Tonight I'm going to fix chicken enchiladas--with lots of onions. Which reminds me, I must run downstairs and take a couple of breasts out of the freezer. That's chicken breasts mind you!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Lynn said...

Love those minions! So much fun! My holidays were full of friends, which is what I love to do best-socialize!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

In hindsight, I should have taken November off because I had no internet anyway. Course, I didn't know I wouldn't have internet. Will I have internet for January? I'm thinking so far so good. Hallelujah! Happy New Year, Diane. Have I mentioned how much I love your hair. My favourite aunt was a redhead, and so is our youngest.

Romance Book Haven said...

So refreshed! Glad you had a nice break!

shelly said...

Good for you!

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds like you had a great December and great holidays.

Lynda R Young said...

Love the pic and your new toys. May this year be awesome for you.

Dean K Miller said...

Wonderful pic! Glad the break was refreshing as we look forward to your posts with eagerness. Happy 2015 to you and your writing!