Sunday, December 30, 2007

Year's End...

(Cover of my original version of "The Friendly Beasts", published 1996)

2007 is winding down. It is always interesting to re-evaluate how things are working, or not, and revisit one's priorities and in my current case, regain my equilibrium and try to reassert some balance in my day to day living..

And where, in one's very tight schedule, does one put emergencies and unforeseen stuff (she asks after spending much of yesterday in and out of the Emergency Room with her husband's latest attack of kidney stones)? *sigh*

I may be sparse for the next couple of weeks as I cannot miss this next deadline!


Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year!
Best wishes for 2008.
I do hope your husband is feeling better.
your animal pictures are so lovely

PG said...

ooooh no, I'm so sorry to hear that! Good wishes for 2008 to you all, esp. gall-stoned husband and good luck with the deadline.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Happy New Year Tara.

What a beautiful cover. Is this book still in print?

andrea said...

Oh no -- I hope he's OK. I've had a kidney infection which was more painful than giving birth to my second and I hear kidney stones are worse. Not helpful, I know! In any case, Happy New Year and don't worry about us "little people" while you take care of business. xo

Eric Orchard said...

Hi Tara, I hope Christmas was great for you guys. I'm sorry to hear about your Husband, I hope He's all better soon. I hope you have a great New years and all the best for '08. The cover is amazing, some of the richest work I've seen you do. It has a real warmth to it.

natural attrill said...

Oh no, I hope your husband is OK.
You take care of yourself too, dont work TOO much.

dinahmow said...

Sones and deadlines in combination? Not an auspicious start, but I do hope 2008 will be a good year for you and your family.
I'll continue to "pop in" and enjoy whatever posts you do manage.
Good luck and good work, Tara.

She Who Flies said...

Bonne année Tara !
I'm with you on the need to bring more balance into my daily life.
I wish your husband a very prompt and full recovery. Blessings,

Vickie said...

Like everyone else, I hope the husband is better and the deadlines are met. In the mean time, Happy New Year!!! I've really enjoyed your posts and am looking forward to more.

Cre8Tiva said...

i had kidney stone surgery on Christmas eve one i understand his pain...and your deadline the illustration tara...visitng you always brightens my day...may the spirit of a new year fill your home with an abundance of love, laughter, and joy...may the magic of the moment bring peace to your heart all year long...may your creativity take you to amazing places and may you experience the resulting bliss...much love you and your family...rebecca

Erla Erlingsdóttir said...

You are so talented. What a wonderful book cover.
I wish you the best of new year and I hope that all problems will be just minor ones.
Erla in Iceland.