Happy New Year! We all watched the ball drop last night and then headed off to bed. With little ones in the house who wake up at the first light of dawn, we needed our sleep.
We’ve had a fun weekend… Caroline, Jamie and the girls left just after lunch today to head back to Knoxville. Anna and Chris are still here, but I slipped away to write the blog while they are watching the Tennessee game (with Charles).
My DH’s birthday is today, so we had presents this morning… I made his birthday cake from scratch… a new recipe for white cake and caramel icing. Yum!
So here are my resolutions… I DO believe in making them, but I try not to make them too numerous or too hard.
1) Read more!! I absolutely love to read, but the last couple of years have been so busy, my “pleasure” reading has waned. I need to turn that around.
2) Try to wean myself from regular Coke to mostly Diet Cokes. (This will be hard, because I hate diet drinks, but all those Cokes have lots of calories.)
3) Figure out a better filing system for e-mails I have printed out and also for other writing related paperwork. I am a very organized person, but I haven’t got a good handle on a filing system for my writing.
I may have a few more resolutions floating around in my head, but those will do for now!
I am excited this week, because tomorrow is the official release date of “Play With Me”. I’m offering a related contest. If you buy a copy and send me a copy of your sales receipt dated January 1-7, I will enter you in a drawing to win a $25 gift card to B&N. Second prize is having the cost of your book reimbursed. If you don’t want to buy the book at this time, you can send me a snail mail note to that effect and I will enter you in a drawing to win a copy of A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. Mail all entries to P.O. Box 4611, Johnson City, TN 37602. I’ll draw the winners on the evening of January 15th. Good luck and thanks in advance to those of you who enter.
That’s it for now… we all have a clean slate ahead of us in the next 365 days. My wish for all of you is lots of good reading, fun with friends and family, and the courage to meet life’s challenges.
I look forward to a wonderful year “online” with all of you!!
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