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Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year - 2007

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!!

Janice Maynard


Judy F said...

Happy New Year Janice. And Happy Birthday to Charles...

Mine are pretty much the usual, eat better, lose some weight, get my act together. and so on...

Hope everyone has a great year.

Barb V. said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Janice; also Happy Birthday wishes to your hubby.

Amazon notified mme that my copy of Play With Me shipped on Saturday, so I'm hoping it arrives by the W/E. I just finished a heavy Stephen King book, and I need something fun.

As for resolutions: nothing really, just doing the one day at a time thing -- and counting the days until Spring.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Janice. I will definitely look your book up when I get to Borders this week. I have been waiting for the kids to go back to school before I make my trip to Borders, it is so hard to concentrate when the kids are nagging, can I have.

Stacy~ said...

Hey Janice. I've not really made any resolutions for the last few years, maybe because I have a tendency to choose things I have no intention of doing LOL. No will power.

Loved "Play With Me". Can't decide with one was my favorite - they all had their own charm :)

Diana said...

Happy new year, Janice, and I hope your husband has a very happy birthday today.

I don't do New Year's resolutions, although I can relate to your love of Coke. I've been trying to drink less soda these days, but Coke is one of my favorites. I don't think I could ever switch to Diet Coke, though.

I can't wait to read your new book. :)

Cryna said...

I have not made any New Years resolutions, except that I intend to read more.

Happy New Year to you and a Happy Birthday to Charles, hope it was a good one for him.

Lisa F. said...

Happy Birthday to Charles!

I hope you and your family have a great new year. I'm looking forward to Play With Me.

Janice Maynard said...

Hey, ladies... I've kind of been in holiday mode these last two weeks... I suppose it will be nice to get back into a regular routine. I always enjoy hearing from each of you. Thanks, Stacy for the nice comments about Play With Me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that people like it. It's not quite as "out there" as Suite Fantasy, so I hope it's well-received!

Barb - Thanks for ordering!

Thanks, everyone, for the birthday wishes to Charles. He had a great day. He loves his two girls, and now with two little girls as well, he's in hog heaven!

Judy - Loved those hotties all this year!

Lisa - Sounds like you guys had fun at the lake. :)

Anonymous and Diana and Lisa -
I'll be curious to hear which story is your favorite. Seems like we all have a soft spot for a certain type of story...

Cryna - Thanks again for doing the reviews in Canada!

Happy New Year to all of you!


Michelle B said...

Happy New Year!

I was at Borders last night and looked for Play With Me, but it wasn't there. I'll have to look again later this week:)

Tempest Knight said...

I didn't make any resolutions this year. I learned things never go as planned. Life has a way to mess up the best layout plans. So I prefer to go with the flow. :)

Happy New Year to all the vamps & scamps here! ;)