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airplaneGreetings, Chums!

I apologize for not having a more interesting post prepared. We have been out of town for the last almost two weeks, visiting my in-laws. We got to cram a lot of excitement into a short period of time, including having Christmas with the grandparents and cousins, enjoying a few snow flurries, feeding squirrels in the park, visiting an aquarium, visiting a science museum, taking a day trip to an uncle’s and riding horses, letting the kids paint pottery, getting family pictures taken with the grandparents and the cousins,  and plenty more. We have had a lovely visit, but after almost two weeks away from home, almost everyone is feeling a bit under the weather, with runny noses, stuffy heads, and coughs. My oldest son’s asthma has been acting up, and I have an incredibly painful sore throat.

After that much time away from your own home, your own routine, your own food, your own bed, living out of a suitcase and abiding by someone else’s schedule, packing as much visitation into a short amount of time as is possible, your immune system is bound to wear down a bit. Not to suggest we haven’t enjoyed every moment of our time here, because it has been delightful, but I am quite ready for us to be home.

Anyway, between the fantastic visit and the scurrying around trying to get everything packed and ready for a first-thing-in-the-morning flight, I have neglected my regularly scheduled blog duties. I will be back again next week, Lord willing, ready to regale you all with my keen insights and witty repartee. I also plan to wrap up The Amulet series in the coming weeks. Maybe start on something new when that’s finished. We shall see.

Thanks all of you for reading my posts! Wishing you a blessed and fruitful 2013! Happy New Year!

About Avily Jerome

Avily Jerome is a writer and the editor of Havok Magazine. Her short stories have been published in various magazines, both print and digital. She has judged several writing contests and is a writing conference teacher and presenter. She writes speculative fiction, her ideas ranging from almost-real-world action/adventures to epic fantasies to supernatural thrillers.

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