Might as well ask where our life goes–we spend it a little at a time, here, there, everywhere!

I can’t believe it’s been about three weeks since I last posted!  (Hint: If you require more frequent updates from me–ha!–check my facebook page. I DO tend to pop in and out there more often than I blog).

I don’t think my days have been as hectic since my children were small.  If you haven’t heard, our daughter and granddaughter are living with us, and while we LOVE having them here, I had forgotten what it’s like to have a toddler in the house.  I seem to walk hunched

over these days, because I’m always bent over picking up things that have somehow, magically, apeared in the wrong place.

But having one’s grand baby nearby–I am so thankful for the opportunity. We enjoyed Halloween like never before (our little one went as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz), and we are so looking forward to Christmas.  I have big Christmas presents hidden from the little one in plain sight–one LIttle Tikes set up is tucked into the back corner of the kitchen and covered with a tablecloth. I can’t believe she hasn’t found it yet.

I’ve also been busy working on my book about Esther–and boy, I can tell you that it will be like no book on Esther you’ve ever read.  The fascinating stuff is the material that’s not in the Bible: the history of Xerxes, the king, and Vashti, the deposed queen.  She didn’t just drop out of sight, but remained in the harem to cause trouble–and she was a trouble maker.  I know we’ve all heard sermon after sermon about how brave she was to tell the king “no” and not go parade before the men at his party, but after reading a lot about her, I think she was just cantankerous, period.  That woman was bad news, and I’m not making a single bit of this up.  This book is practically writing itself, because there’s so much actual history in it.

I’m also keeping busy with my photography. My daughter is creating her own business, and she needed photos, so I’ve been studying photo books to learn how to do everything JUST right . . . turned our garage into a studio, and it’s been fun and challenging.  Plus, I’m still going to the shelter to shoot those adorable doggies–with a camera, of course.

Saturday I took my doggie cards to our church Christmas gift mart and sold them there.  The best part was seeing so many people that I hadn’t seen in years!  Was like old home week, and I sold some cards, too.  A good thing, because my new hobby has grown to include mugs, canvases, wall art . . . sigh.  I think I went a little overboard.  I tend not to do anything by half-measures.  Last year it was macaroons; this year, photos.  (So why was I skinny last year and this year–not?)

Anyway, I digress.

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the animal lover on your list, please, please consider my shelter animal cards.  You can order them here  ( http://www.angelahuntbooks.com/bio/shelter-animal-photography/ )  and the animals and my husband will be eternally grateful. We are swimming in cards over here . . .

And one more thing: my book club is reading CALL THE MIDWIFE this month, and I haven’t even started the book yet. BUT televised episodes of this six-part series are available to watch at pbs.org–just click on “video” and then select “Call the Midwife” from the list of programs.  It’s very good and pretty graphic, so unless you’re ready to answer a lot of questions, you may not want your little ones to watch with you. The series is set in 1957 . . .

Speaking of 1957, the year I was born, this morning I was changing a utility company and the young man on the phone said, “You’ve been with us since 1994.  Wow. That’s a long time.”

Me:  “Yes, that is a long time, I guess.”

Him: “Sure it is–I was one year old that year!”

Sigh.  I wanted to tell him that he’d just made me feel positively ANCIENT, but somehow I managed to bite my tongue.  Life. We spend a little here, a little there, and pray that we’re spending it in the right places . . .

Thank you for stopping by and for being “online friends.”   🙂   Hope your days are filled with thanks-giving and happy hectic-ness.  Remember:  time equals life, we only have a set amount, so spend it wisely!

Ohmigoodness, it’s nearly three o’clock. Where did the day go?




  1. Mocha with Linda

    Loved catching up with you! That utility company kid was born the same year my son was. Don’t you hate it when they say things like that?! LOL

    I was just thinking about your macaroons the other day. You are such an expert, no matter what you do. And now you’re an entrepreneur too!

    Thinking about you having your grand baby around for the holidays makes me smile!

  2. Kristin

    Hi! I missed out on the blog move a few months ago, but I finally caught up with you here! I’ve missed your writing.

    I bought some books over the holiday weekend, but the ones that I wanted were not in the bookstore, so I bought them as e-books. I like to try to buy the physical book to support authors, but then I wondered if there is a difference between buying a physical book or an e-book in regards to supporting authors. I thought maybe I’d ask you and see what you thought.

    • Angie

      Hi, Kristin:

      I applaud your effort to support authors–in this day, you have no idea how important that is.

      But authors do get paid on both paper and ebook sales–in some cases, the ebook royalty may be higher than the paper royalty because the production costs are lower. So you don’t have to feel that you’re doing the author a disservice by buying an ebook. Thanks for writing!

      • Kristin

        That is great to know! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.


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