Monday, January 02, 2012

And now for the rest of the year....

I've heard that how you spend either New Year's Eve or New Year's Day is how you'll spend the rest of the new year.  Not that I believe it or anything (grin), but so far, it has always proved true for me.  So, this past weekend I made sure to be productive. :)

Of course, NYE wasn't as productive as NYD, but I'm telling myself it was still time well spent - mainly relaxing, getting caught up on blog friends' posts, spending time with my daughter, and planning ahead for the following week.  Yesterday involved a lot of cleaning, organizing, reading, plotting, budget forecasting, cooking, and making healthy food choices.  If the rest of the year goes the same, I could live with that. :)

Sidney Williams had a nice blog about the challenge of keeping the old tooshey in the chair and the hands on the keyboard, and I took away some good tips from his link to the Pomodoro Technique.  I'm putting them into practice today.

Also, if you haven't read Edie Ramer's Cattitude yet, it's available free until tomorrow.

Charles Gramlich also has a new, humorous book out:  Days of Beer: A Memoir of a Beer Drinkin' Man.

And I'm happy to report that Avery DeBow is planning to get back into the writing and publishing scene this year.  I look forward to seeing what she comes up with.

These are just a few things off the top of my head - I'm sure there's much more news.  How are you hoping to spend this year?


  1. Thanks for the linky love. I sure hope the way you spend New Year's day isn't a sign. I always tend to watch football all day on those days!

  2. Another thanks for linky love. (Great phrase!) Cattitude has had over 2000 downloads already! A very nice way to start off the new year.

  3. CHARLES - You make a good point. :)

    EDIE - That's awesome! I hope it results in more fans for you. :)

    CHARLES & EDIE - Linky love is my pleasure, lol.

  4. My focus this year is on genealogical research and reading.

  5. TRAVIS - That's a pretty good year. Dig up any interesting ancestors? :)

  6. I'm hoping to spend 2012 in love and in laughter.

  7. MOHAMED - That certainly sounds like a worthy goal - I hope you get it! :)

  8. Oh, geez. I spent New Year's Eve building bookcases. I don't want to spend the year doing that! I should have been writing, I guess. I'd like to spend the year doing that.

  9. AVERY: Atleast you weren't being attacked by whales. ;)


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