Family and Friends Christmas Letter 2019

Merry Holidays and Happy Christmas!  We hope the New Year finds you healthy and happy.

Katherine has been busy with creative things this year.  Several online art classes were taken.    It was great fun learning how to use her creative skills. There was an Art Summit in September online.  Katherine learned may new things and tried painting pieces she did not think she could. She is going to continue with it into next year with a group called Lifebook 2020.  It should be an adventure in project painting.

 She wrote a fantasy novel which is with a publisher undergoing creative editing.  She hopes they will take her second book so the series can be published by the same publisher.  The first book tells the story of a photographic archaeologist who finds an ancient map showing a human settlement no one knows about.  She sets out on an expedition to find it.  The second book tells about her study of six clans on one of her planet’s continent and her relationship to them.  Does she belong?  It was fun writing in the Fantasy genre. There may be a third book in the series, too.

 In November, Katherine celebrated 21 years of being on dialysis. 

Victor continues his studies.  He received an award from Loma Linda for his participation as a model in the prosthetics building classes.  We attended a promotion ceremony where the students gave presentation on their projects. We were surprised when one presentation by a student team had Victor in the pictures as their study model.  He enjoys helping the students.

Unfortunately, Victor was driving our little Toyota Corolla IM when we were involved in an accident.  We were all right, but the car was a mess.  We hit someone making a right when we were making a protected left turn.  Things happen when people get in a hurry.  The air bags inflated protecting us. I was black and blue and sore after it. We bought a Toyota Corolla Hybrid to replace it after our insurance took care of the wrecked car.

I hope the holidays and next year are happy time for everyone.  Blessings from the Universe.

Katherine and Victor Soto

Rialto, CA

Saying Goodbye to 2019: It was an adventure



Discovered Art journaling through Determined to Shine. Did 30 Days of Journaling.

I wrote my book- Grey of Dharaven- Katz Island January through February.


Violet turned 3. We went to a bowling alley for her birthday.  She likes bowling because her Daddy bowls in a league.

Thriving on Dialysis published on


Mom stayed with us for a week or so while floors were done in her house.


April 3 Car accident  Head on into someone else.  Car was totaled.

Bought new car- Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2020 model

April 11  Kaiser overnight visit.

Interviewed by Chronic Disease Coalition


Safari Park Trip with Anita for Mother’s Day


MWD Tour of Henry J. Mills Water Treatment Plant with Mom and Melissa.

Nesting on Dialysis published on


I spent six days in Kaiser with Flu, low cortisol levels and low BP.

Maria, Shelly and Oliver came to visit form Oklahoma.


My book was accepted by Rhet Askew Publishers


Beach Trip to Oceanside with Anita.

Online Art Summit  Did art work I never thought I could do.


Las Vegas Trip for  October 5-15   Saw four shows. Spent time with friends from Ireland.  Had a great time.


2 21st Dialysis Anniversary Brought cake to dialysis center to celebrate.

13 Victor’s 74th Birthday Ihop Dinner after dialysis.

19 Our 34th Wedding Anniversary  Cake at Mom’s house with everyone.

Started You Can Write Essays. com


I completed a solstice walk with a group online. Wisdom.

21st Christmas with Violet, Dave and Danielle.  Marilyn and Mom came, also.

22nd Mills Family Christmas Party  Victor received money. I have a Barnes and Noble gift card 40.00  Mom got cookies in tins.

My Book’s Creative Editing Letter arrived. I have work to do.

Jennifer Adair passed away. She is a dear friend of mine.

Participated in Ten Minute Drill through Askew Publishing. My team was the Copacetic Crazies.

I finished the rough draft of Book 2.  I will begin its editing process.