Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Still In That Busy Holiday Season

Last week I wrote about some of the things going on during this busy holiday season filled with conflicting events.  Well, I'm now part way through them and so far things seem to be going fairly well.

The Women Who Murder... Again panel at the Woman's Club of Hollywood last Saturday was as much fun as I figured it would be--maybe more.  I think my fellow panelists enjoyed it, too, and I gathered that the attendees also had fun there.

The organ recital at the Nethercutt Museum was also delightful that evening.  The performance was on a Wurlitzer that's evidently the third largest in the world, and the organist was amazing and extremely skilled.
Sunday was also as busy as I'd anticipated.  I made it briefly to the holiday lunch for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Southern California and got to chat with a lot of delightful Cavalier lovers.  I brought a couple of copies of my first Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery, Sit, Stay, Slay, for their giveaway where people bought tickets to benefit various Cavalier charities.  Why that book?  Well, it has a cartoon representation of a tri-color Cavalier, depicting Lexie, Kendra's Cavalier--who just happened to resemble my own Cavalier Lexie whom we lost last year.

From there, I headed to South Pasadena to the joint Mystery Writers of America, SoCal Chapter and Sisters in Crime Los Angeles holiday party.  Fun!  I particularly enjoyed the combining of the two organizations for the event since I belong to both.

Okay, more to come.  As I mentioned last week, I'll be at the Glendale Reads Author Festival at the Glendale Library early on Saturday, and will attend a friend's party in the evening.  Sunday is the Los Angeles Romance Authors meeting at the Ripped Bodice, the world's only romance bookstore--and I'll also be at an online holiday party that afternoon on Facebook.  Busy again?  Yes!

I don't necessarily wish this kind of busyness on everyone reading this, but I hope you're having as much fun as I am!

Oh, and by the way, I'm fortunately not near enough to any of the horrible California fires to get burned, but boy, is the smoke horrendous both on the horizon and on the ground in some areas I visited yesterday.


Betty Hechtman said...

You certainly sound busy. The fires are certainly terrible. Here's hoping the wind's die down and they can get a handle on them.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Busy seems to be a way of life for me these days. I know it is for you, too, Betty. Yes, I hope the winds finally die down and the fires get under control--or, better yet, gone.