|Merry Christmas from the Diatribest and the Kiddo|
THANK YOU so much for the wonderful gift you have given me this year. When I started writing back in August, I never, EVER imagined that I would have people from all over the world stopping by to read my rantings and musings. Each day I log in, I find that new countries have added themselves to the map. (Hello Croatia! Hello Belgium!) I was so hesitant to write for so long because I didn't believe that I had anything worthwhile to contribute. Thank you for giving me that boost of confidence that I've needed for a long time.
It's because of your continual readership that has inspired me to work on a short novel and to begin working again on expanding my college thesis. I haven't touched it in 7 years for I believed that I was too unintelligent to undertake a scholarly piece because I was never able to further my education like many of my college classmates have. I'm not bluffing when I say, without you I couldn't do this.
The Kiddo and I are doing well and look forward to the new year with anticipation. Hopefully it will bring me gainful employment and continued good health for my son. I couldn't be happier.
As always I remain black beans and ricely yours,