Dear Family and Friends!
What a year this has been! Many of you already know about our trip of a lifetime—a 111 day trip around the world. It was a working trip—I landed a job teaching creative writing on the ms Amsterdam (
Once again, there will be no trip to
On the family front, Caryl and Ben are hurriedly getting their house in
We just celebrated Andrea’s 13th birthday. She is very much into horses and through the experience with horses, Caryl and Ben have developed Stable Days Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization providing the horsemanship experience to children. You'll have to check them out on facebook.
As for us, Ron is still running nearly every day, working out and staying in great shape. Unforunately, my health is not so wonderful. In addition to the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart muscle—a genetic defect) I now have atrial fibrillation and am on a pacemaker-defibrilator. I actually feel good and my heart is still beating so I’m happy.
News on the writing front is exciting. I have a mystery coming out soon and have been putting some of my out-of-print books, like the Angel Delaney Mysteries online for the Kindle and Nook and other e-readers. With no contract, I have had plenty of time to make gifts, which I love doing.
So—thankfully, life goes on. And here we are celebrating another Christmas with gratefulness and joy in our hearts always remembering the greatest gift of all. We pray that joy will reach out to you as well. With much love,
Pat and Ron Rushford