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Happy New Year!!!!

This year I resolve:

1. Write everyday. (check)

2. Write in my lj everyday. (check)

3. Finish my book and submit it somewhere.

4. Continue my weight loss journey. (check)

5. See Anthony Stewart Head in person. (This depends on him coming to America)

My life lately.

My muse not only deserted me, she cleaned out the reference library too. In my head she sat behind a desk in a version of the Sunnydale High School library. Now it's just empty shelves and cobwebs. Damn her. Any muse's needing a new home? I'll take good care of you, promise.

To be honest, I have lately felt the urge to write, but not Buffy. So, what the hell. It's my journal I can write whatever the hell I want. In the near future expect to see (if you are interesed and behind cuts of course) Stargete Atlantis, Forever Knight, Bones, Farscape, and, maybe, I'll be motivated to finishing some of those Buffy stories.

I joined Romance Writers of America and will be joining the local chapter even if I will not be able to go to most of the meetings. They usually meet on the last Saturday of the month, and that is always month end closing at work and since I work in the shipping office, I have to be there. I got to go to the one in Novemeber because they moved it up a week due to Thanksgiving and I met a lot of people and got the most encouragement I have ever had. I was told about a big conference in Phoenix in April and I intend to go, so that will take care of resolution #3 if I get the thing in submittable condition by then.

I started a sensible weight loss effort the first of September. By Thanksgiving I had lost 32 pounds. Over the holidays I was mostly off program and did gain weight, 7 pounds, but I expected to so I'm not upset with myself. However, I am upset with some friends of ours. Jim, my husband, had to work Thanksgiving day so our friends invited me to dinner at their house. They both commented on my weight loss so far. It was nice, since no one else in my life, work or home, had commented. I can understand since they see me everyday and the change had been gradual. This same couple invited Jim and I over on Christmas eve for dinner and to exchange gifts. My gift was a LARGE box of imported chocolates. I sat there and smiled, but it felt like a slap in the face. I had to work on the 26th so I took the box there and it was gone pretty quickly. I just don't understand. Am I being too sensitive, or was that a really thoughtless gift?

Enough for today, or I'll not have anything to write about tomorrow and blow resolution #2 before it even gets started.

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spikesslayer
Jan. 1st, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Hello!
I have two resolves.
1. To email my youngest everyday.
2. To walk outside, in temps above 30. Inside if I can't get outside.
And as for your friends, I think it was just a misthinking on their part.
Write what you did for New Year's Eve. Me, not much, boring. I had a small Fuzzy Navel, then a lot of Green Tea. Denny was playing games at a friends house. When the ball dropped I was laying in bed and Den was asleep.

Hey if you go to Pheonix and any of my favorite authors are there tell them Hi for me. I'll check for a site for them and see if any of my fav's are gonna be there.

Lindsay Sand's new Argeneau book is out The Accidental Vampire. It's Victor's story. As usual I had it read in a couple of days. Thomas' story, Vampires Are Forever in due out in Feb. Then Marguerite's story is due sometime after that.

Retta
gilesbabe
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Re: Hello!
Jim worked so I was at home alone. His boss keeps asking why I don't come down there, but, duh, Jim working. We couldn't spend time together so I would be sitting alone in a bar. Then I would have to drive home with all the drunks on the road. No, I think not.

I watched a Mythbusters marathon, had cheese and crackers, drank a real Pepsi, not diet, and went to bed about 12:30.

Here is a list of all the authors currently scheduled to be at the Phoenix conference.

Jennifer Ashley, Author
Laurie Schnebly Campbell, Author
Dr. Laura Fulginiti, Forensic Anthropologist
Tina Gerow, Author
Erin Grady, Author
Elizabeth Hoyt, Author
Brenda Joyce, Author
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Author
Laurel Letherby, Marketing Director
Jade Lee, Author
CJ Lyons, Author
Cheyenne McCray, Author
Mackenzie McKade, Author
Brenda Novak, Author
Carly Phillips, Author
Mary Jo Putney, Author
Eden Robins, Author
Vijaya Schartz, Author
Vicki Lewis Thompson, Author
Lori Wilde, Author

spikesslayer
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Re: Hello!
Yea Sherrilyn Kenyon she also writes under the pen name of Kinley MacGregor. I like her Brotherhood of the Sword series best. I haven't gotten into her Sherrilyn Dark series'.

Love Ya Sis
Retta
momma_61
Jan. 1st, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Jeeze, well I honestly would say it was thoughtless. I mean good grief, they commented on how well your doing with your weight, then give ya a box of chocolates??
Maybe I'm too sensitive, or too bitchy. But then again I am going thru the middle stages of menopause. I didn't used to be so mouthy... well as mouthy as I am now LMAO!!
Ah well, ya did the right thing and took them to work, instead of eating all that at home. Keep up the good work on your weight, I am proud of ya, even tho I don't get to see you :(

Love ya sis,
Colleen
gilesbabe
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Ya, I've found that the older I get the more I'm standing up for myself. I've surprised a few of the people I've worked with for the past 20 years.

So, bitchy or mouthy? Not really. Just speaking my mind. You too. Keep it up. Don't know if I'll make it back this year. We'll see. When I get to a really noticable change I'll take pictures and e-mail them.
wide_rider
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!! *hugs*

Write whatever you want to write, post whatever you want to post. I'll read anything you put here. :)
gilesbabe
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Hugs back. I might have something finished in the next couple of days.

I just wrote a response to your journal entry last night. So maybe see you again this year sometime? Maybe?
wide_rider
Jan. 2nd, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Maybe? Oh, you bet! I'm sure we can figure out something over the next twelve months. :)
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