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posted on December 30th, 2009 under Books, Disney, Scrapbooking

Although I always make New Year’s resolutions, I don’t usually share them with any one. They are carefully written in my journal for no one’s eyes but my own. But this November, when I signed up for National Novel Writing month, I blogged about it here, I updated my status on facebook, and told my friends and colleagues. After making my resolution so public, and with so much encouragement along the way, I knew I had to finish, even when swine flu overtook me in the final week.

So I have decided to share some resolutions here that have to do with the areas of my room:

1) Revise and finish the novel I drafted in November.
2) Get back into scrapbooking including scrapping the wonderful Betsy-Tacy convention I attended in July and a Disney Christmas album, and keeping my scrapbook calendar up to date (the 2008 calendar ended in January).
3) Read more – I stopped reading on the bus when I was writing my novel, and haven’t resumed since. I have a stack of books and many loaded on my Kindle just waiting for me to devour.
4) Blog more regularly – including progress on the above.

Hopefully these public resolutions will keep me accountable, without my having to divulge my weight or any diet and exercise plans.

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posted on December 27th, 2009 under Etc...

In a few days it will be 2010 and I still haven’t decided what to call the decade that is ending.   Ten years ago we were waiting for the new millennium, wondering if computer systems around the world would crash, and as we left the nineties we had more on our minds than what to call the new decade.   It’s ten years later, and from what I can tell we still have no consensus.   Is it to be the aughts, the zeros, the ohs?    The easiest solution, of course, would be to look back 100 years and see what the first decade of the twentieth century was called.   And suddenly I learned why so many referred to the early 1900’s as “the turn of the century.”   I don’t think that they ever figured it out either.   So will this also be “the turn of the century” with the early 1900’s becoming “the turn of the last century” or will this be “the turn of the millennium.”   Only time will tell.

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