Sharon Schulze

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Location: New England, United States

Monday, January 30, 2006

Monday, Sunny Monday . . .

There's something about the sun this time of year--we see it so seldom (and feel the effects of it even less :-(), that it's especially noteworthy. After a day of quintessential January gloom yesterday, today's bright sky is especially wonderful!

If you're like me, grey winter days start to get to you after a while. It's not so much the snow and ice of New England winters that get old so fast, it's the lack of light! I can see why light boxes (and tropical vacations :-)) are so popular--it's like crawling out of a cave.

Just call me bat girl.

Unlike a bat, however, once I get past the squinting, I love the sunlight currently streaming through my windows. Even though my frugal Yankee soul recognizes the sense of heavy drapes and shades to cover the windows in cold weather, I just can't make myself do it. I'd rather be able to see outside, to gather up every bit of natural light I can get--even if it does mean I'll pay a little more for oil.

Though actually, it's more likely I'll just go for a sweater . . . some of us hardy New Englanders wouldn't set the thermostat above 68 degrees on a bet :-).

Since the sunlight is also making me feel pretty energetic, I'd better get off the blog and do some work.

If the sun is shining where you are, congratulations! And if it's not, just wait; it's bound to come out sooner or later!


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Back in the saddle?

It's been ages since I've posted here--a lot has happened in the past couple of months, and frankly, most of it wasn't anything I wanted to write about. However, things are settling down (fingers crossed :-)), and I'm doing my best to get back in the saddle. I'm aiming to recover my old habits--in writing, exercise, life--and that includes a return to my blog.

I'm writing this from Charley 2, since shortly after I wrote about my computer problems, Charley 1 gave up the ghost. He lives on in my daughter's laptop, since he donated parts that still work to her machine (I'm all for organ donation, whether it be in people or computers!).

Also, as you can see, I've got the cover for my March book, For My Lady's Honor. I love it! The colors are gorgeous, and the scene is from the beginning of the book. The people look like my characters--always a plus!--and it suits the book. Can't ask for more than that :-)

If you're interested in reading an excerpt from the book, check out my website at

Guess that's all for today! I came back from a lovely tropical vacation with a head cold (hiss boo!); I can't travel too far from the tissue box for long.

Stay warm and safe--