It's the last day of the year and I haven't finished remodeling my kitchen! One of my goals was to be done by now. Ack! So today, I've set a more attainable goal of sanding the last 7 doors of the cabinets I'm refinishing. If I get that done, I'll feel good. But that leaves a whole lot of goals for the new year.
sand laundry room cabinets
sand bathroom cabinets
stain and varnish doors and cabinets
And all this before I can get back to my writing! I had a little set back though that put it all in perspective. My father had a mild heart attack on Christmas Eve and was in the hospital until Sunday. I can skip a few days of refinishing my kitchen for family. I think I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have my dad as a father. He's the best. Hero-worthy. The strong silent type that has a gentle hand and a gentle heart. I'd like to keep the man around forever. The picture is of my parents getting ready for the prom over 50 years ago. Cute aren't they?
So in honor of the my hero (Dad) I'm giving away 7 books today. One for every decade of his life. All you have to do is jump out to my website at www. ellejames.com and tell me which hero you like best in one of my books in a comment. I'll choose the winners later this evening if I'm not passed out from sanding doors all day!
And I want to wish you all a Happy, Healthy New Year!