One of my publishers, Untreed Reads, just let me know that all the books at the online bookstore, Kobo, will be 50% off through December 31st, so readers can load books into their new electronic reading devices at a huge savings. The code can be used over and over through the end of this month. How cool is that. I may have to go check out some books for myself. Some of my favorite authors have some books there, so this is a great time to pick up some new ones.
Christmas was bittersweet this year, considering the big empty spot in our family, but we did manage to do some of the normal Miller traditions: Christmas Eve lasagna and White Elephant gift exchange, then dinner on Christmas Day followed by a movie.
In addition to the fun gift exchange, we do exchange other gifts, and my main gift from my kids was this beautiful stained glass artwork. I actually got it back in October, as my youngest daughter, Dany, saw it at an art fair where I was offering my books. She went around visiting all the other artists there – yes, writers are artists – and she saw this piece. She contacted her siblings to see if they wanted to chip in, and the vote was unanimous.
This was taken with the picture leaning against the window where it will eventually hang.
This picture was taken with the glass leaning against the drawers in my desk. I thought the changes to the colors was interesting.
I also got another lovely piece of glass art from my oldest grandchildren. Owls and horses adorn many of my walls and shelves. Not literally, of course, but you know what I mean. (smile) I’ve heard that owls are a sign of good luck in many Asian cultures. I think horses are just a source of joy.
This is a serving tray that I may just leave on my table for a while so I can enjoy it.