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Rambling On… 13 December 2019

I’ve been missing my other half fiercely.

As human beings, it’s surprising how much we take for granted until someone or something is missing.

My hubby has been travelling to the outer suburbs of Melbourne all week. He’s been getting up so early I’ve still been asleep. I could’ve arisen and shared a cup of coffee with him at five each morning if he’d woken me, but since my mind has been so busy and I’ve had difficulty unwinding as well as having trouble falling asleep because of hot flashes, I’ve been awake until the wee hours of the morning.

He hasn’t been getting home until around eight at night and after eating dinner, having a quick conversation over a cup of coffee, he’s been falling into bed and passing out as soon as his head hits the pillow.

This morning, Friday was better since he was doing his training in our hometown. We got to have a cuddle in bed before we got up for our morning coffee and even got to have a decent conversation before, he headed out to work.

I’d been out of sorts all week, struggling to concentrate on my own work and pushing myself to reach this month’s target of 6000 words a day. It wasn’t until this morning waking up with my man still beside me that I worked out how much I’ve been missing him.

I’m very empathetic to other people, their moods and what’s bothering them, but when it comes to myself, I try and shove my feelings aside and get what I need to be done, done. I know it isn’t very healthy to do that but if I ponder over what I feel it can send me into a funk. Since I’ve just come out of a bout of depression I really don’t want to fall back into the black hole.

Anyway, I’m feeling much better and am thankful my hubby will be working closer to home the first two days of next week.

He’s been so tired with all the travel because he not used to it, but we only have another four weeks and he’ll be working his own business locally.

He can’t wait to be his own boss and is so excited.

I’m excited with and for him and love seeing him so happy.


Can you all believe it’s almost Christmas?

There are only ten days left until the big day. I hope you’ve all done your Chrissy shopping. I’ve bought all the presents and only have food shopping left to do.

I haven’t planned the menu yet and probably won’t until about five to seven days out because I want to know what the weather is going to be like. We’ve had nearly 40-degree days and also in the low twenties. If it’s going to be a coolish day, I will roast some beef or lamb as well as a turkey with all the trimmings. If it’s going to be a scorcher, I’ll think of something else.

Stay safe, happy and healthy.

Becca Van XXOO.

What Have I Been Writing?

’m still writing Slick Rock 28 Unshackled and hope to have this story finished by the 20th of December. I’m more than halfway through the story writing this book and am determined to finish it by the goal I’ve set myself.

Slick Rock 26:
To The Moon And Back

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.

Released November 26.

Pack Law 8:
Uncharted Territory

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.

Released November 13.

Slick Rock 27:

Available to Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date December 13

Pack Law 9:
     Reign Of Terror

Available to Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date November 4

What Have I Been Reading?

I haven’t done much reading this week. I’ve been so busy working since I’m determined to get this month’s book out early so I can have a little time off over Christmas and the New Year to spend time with my family, I’ve been too tired to read more than a page or two.

My TBR pile is growing and I have way too many books on the list to read. I am, however, rereading Kim Grosso’s Kade’s Dark Embrace, (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1) since I’ve not long bought the third book in the series.

I think next on the list will be Susan Stoker’s, Defending Everly of the Mountain Mercenaries series and after that will be Kris Michael’s, Passages, (The Kings of Guardians Book 13)

I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.


Becca Van XXOO

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