December 31st, 2008

“You can never plan the future by the past.”

~Edmund Burke

…to 2009.

Hard to believe that 2008 will soon be over. I believe each year will bring new and exciting things along with its own challenges and setbacks. But that is what makes us who we are. And who we are to be. I am looking forward to it.

Got over 600 words done yesterday. I. WILL. FINISH. THIS. BOOK. I am learning to make immediate goals with a long range one penciled in. My first goal is to have what I need done for the first online critique group ‘meeting’ on January 8. Several of the Yellow Rose Romance Writers find it impossible to meet each week so we decided to form a group that works mainly online and meet only every third Thursday in person.

My second goal is to have the 25 pages ready to submit to the Duel on the Delta Contest on Feb 14. Now, you may ask “What? Only 25 pages?” But those pages need to be contest ready which is a whole ‘nother posting.

So…I’ve got a plan.

Tonight we are going to stay home, drink a toast at midnight, and watch the ball drop. I like those quiet evenings at home. I really do. I don’t mind attending a party or having friends over, but tonight seems to be just what I want to do. Think I’ll cook some fajitas, light some candles, have snacks and serve up our favorite new wine – called Ricossa Moscato D’Asti – a switch from my favorite White Zinfindel for a change. But it rocks.

Hope all you have a wonderful night tonight and the New Year brings you Happiness, Health, Wisdom, and Wealth. And lots of Love.

Be Safe…


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December 30th, 2008

“Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.”

~Joseph Campbell

…I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth!

I have been so busy at work it has been unbelievable.

But, in a nutshell, let’s get caught up:

1. Had a nice Halloween (but you already saw the art work)
2. Had a wonderful Thanksgiving (mmmm…that’s all I am going to say)
3. Put the Christmas tree/decorations out.
4. Had a fabulous Christmas (can you say parties, ribs, friends, and fun? Saw some friends I haven’t seen in awhile, met some new ones, played Christmas Trivia and Rock Band with KB, SD, and M, but only after the best pizza in the world and a glass of wine – or was it two? I won’t tell if they won’t.)
5. Visited the Zoo (the meerkats are sooo funny!)
6. Trekked to Dallas to see the Aquarium (love the penguins).
7. Danced at Billy Bob’s (not a pretty sight).
8. Work: completed two projects, almost finished with two more (with one HUGE project sneering at me from the sidelines, sigh)
9. Took Christmas tree/decorations down.
10.Caved in and joined the ranks of the Facebook pages! Here is the link:

And for all my diligent, hard work I have this whole week off from work!

But, of course, the first day I did nothing but run around and get errands done. Important errands. Yes, pedicures ARE important! So, today, I have been getting laundry and computer stuff caught up. Downloaded (or is it uploaded) tons of pictures from the last month. Emailed a few friends. Made a few phone calls. All business, but they needed to be done. Made the trek to the attic with the storage items, vacuumed, mopped, dusted, ironed…

So, now I am sitting here, listening to my rockin’ iPod and blogging. Not that anyone will be reading as I have lost all readership, but it is theraputic for me.

Next on the agenda is to get a few pages done. That is the ‘must do’ item of the day.

Hope you all had a wonderful November and December!


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