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Another year has passed and a new one begun. Hard for me to believe that it's been almost a year since I slipped and fractured my femur, since the surgery that gave me back so much.

The holidays were quiet. Christmas Eve and Day were spent watching movies and eating with [ profile] torontomame. New Year's Eve was spent alone with the Tales of the City miniseries. I have very little patience or energy for hoopla any more.

I managed to get my bedroom orderly and tidy again and have maintained it since, which is the hard part. Living room is tidy as well. Found a store bought slipcover for my ratty old Ikea couch (structure is sound and it's the perfect length and comfort for someone to sleep on, but the fabric was shot. Looks really good now and makes the living room nice and cozy. I'm working on keeping my home ordered and comfortable. Next project is my studio. I need to get it organized so I feel more comfortable and at ease working. Need to get back to painting.

Had a lovely dinner with [ profile] eric_mathgeek and [ profile] mark_shutterbug . First time meeting them both, but it felt like we'd known each other forever. They're the kind of people I wish I lived closer to.

Still no news on my contract for Chasing Cold, so I'm not overly optimistic it will make it to the shelves this year, but still, I'm not overly worried. It will get there, this much I know.

Been working on next project, brainstorming ideas and characters and settings. It worked super well on the last novel, so I'm sticking with it. Have a first line and have a last paragraph and as of this week, I have the big, broad strokes of the plot. I know the hero's journey and an outline of how he gets there. Now, I just need to write the damn thing.

Love life is pretty much the same. Possibilities show up, then either remove themselves from the running or are removed for whatever reason. Sometimes, there's some "whack, bang, wiggle, wiggle" but I'm back in the "if it's not going to be really worth it, I won't bother"

Goals/resolutions for this year:
1. Paint more
2. Finish novel
3. Find "the" guy. Which, I know, is on the list pretty much every year, but one must keep hope alive. **Wow, I just typoed hole for hope. Nothing Freudian there, unh uh**

I wish you happiness and joy for the New Year, and the strength and peace of mind to face the stuff that will come in between those two things.
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on 2011-01-08 03:00 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Big hugs

on 2011-01-07 02:49 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Happy New Year (several days late...), here's a hug & kiss for you.

on 2011-01-08 03:00 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Yay for hugs and kisses. Right back atcha, mister

on 2011-01-07 02:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
No dates for me either. Spent that weekend cleaning and tidying up the place myself even though I had a "date" that weekend that never materialized.

on 2011-01-08 03:00 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Stupid date. Sorry to hear that

on 2011-01-07 03:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I agree, it felt like I'd know you forever. That's happened to me before, but it's rare.

Keep your eye on your mail next week. (They said it would take a week to get there.)

on 2011-01-08 03:01 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Ooooh, prezzies!! Thank you!

on 2011-01-07 06:02 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
and i wish you joy and happiness and naked snuggling for the new year! :-)

on 2011-01-11 09:34 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
if you lived close you would have had some already! ;-)

on 2011-01-11 10:47 pm (UTC)

on 2011-01-07 10:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
A glimpse into my brain:
...keep Hole alive...and I think why would anyone care about Courtney Love's old band?

on 2011-01-08 03:01 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oooh, yeah. Not good. I think Celebrity Skin is the only song of theirs I ever liked

on 2011-01-10 05:40 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Isn't "Happy New Year" a great song?

Wishing you one, love.

I've been looking unsuccessfully for my Cowboy Bebop set, btw. I was planning to rip it last week and upload it for you. But it is nowhere! All I have is my edited highlights CD (i.e., my fave songs). I could rip this for you, but note: I have no titles for the songs. Which makes for sucky mp3s.

on 2011-01-10 05:56 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
It is a lovely song

Not to worry about the CD. I've pulled a lot of the tracks off the web. If you find the full set, great, I'd love a copy of any tracks I'm missing, but if you can't find it, don't fret.


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