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Here you will find information and writings by Carrie Dalby, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as the ups and downs of life.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, Better Me

I skipped last week. And I don't want to muddle through any hum-drum excuses or anything. (Cough. Cough.)

All the blogs I read have posts wrapping up the blogger's 2009 thoughts so I figured I'll actually go along with a trend.

I've enjoyed a year of raising kids and appreciating the differences between boys and girls, now that I finally have a girl.

Read lots of books, as usual. Too many to name, but Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson was the most haunting. I'll try to start mentioning what I'm reading with each post.

Writing—yes!!! I joined the local Writer's Guild and was honored in being extended a spot in a small critique group.

I actually went to the movie theater TWICE. Of course both movies were for books (in two different series) I enjoy. Can you guess which ones?

I've improved my health and am sticking with regular exercise.

My life-list for bird watching is now at seventy-six species I've identified.

I've been able to complete numerous knitting projects and feel like I might be ready to advance to more varied patterns.

My husband and I celebrated thirteen years together a few weeks ago.

And... a bunch of other things. You can go back and read my previous posts if you really want to know more.

Love and best wishes for a productive 2010 to all—especially to Katherine Paterson as she takes over the position as the National Ambassador for Children's Literature.


  1. Congratulations on accomplishing many things from your personal goals list! Someday I'll get motivated.... someday.

  2. Your critique group is honored to have you as a member!

  3. Carrie, my dear:

    You are an amazing woman, wife and mother. I'd be very interested in knowing what you would like to accomplish in 2010...anything in particular which might have captured your attention?