Thursday, December 31, 2009


So we're counting down the final hours of 2009. This year was better than 2008, emotionally and financially.  I went back to silk painting, which I had missed tremendously.  Last July I made a website and opened up an Etsy store to sell my painted silk scarves, and in the past month I finally sold a few.  That was exciting.  :) 

I got struck by lightning (well, not me, but my computer, which feels like a limb most days).  I took pictures, whined about getting older, talked to my Mom on the phone every night (but not until after 8pm, because that's when Jeopardy's over), lost 10 pounds, gained 10 pounds, had bad dreams about bathrooms, petted my cat on her furry little forehead just the way she likes, continued to wear my favorite black shirt even though it now has a small hole in it (I don't think it's noticeable), and, every day, told my husband that I love him.

Oh, right, and I also WROTE A NOVEL!  It's not quite finished yet, I can't wait to finish it and then get started on the second draft.  One of my Christmas gifts was a teensy purple 4 gig flash drive that I keep on my keychain, so I can carry my novel around with me.  Honestly, my whole outlook on life changed in November, I feel like I've figured out a lot about who I am and what I'm supposed to be doing.   

I wish everyone a happy and healthy and fulfilling 2010!


  1. Happy New Year, Gorgeous. I look forward to spending it and many more with you!

  2. ellen, what an exciting time. I love that you carry your novel around with you! it sounds as if your engagement with writing it has been lifechanging. I'm so happy for you. Happy new year to you and your family, especially your mom who reminds me so much of mine (my mom can't miss Jeopardy either!). Much love.

  3. You're writing your novel, aren't you...enjoy!

  4. Ellen...sounds like a soul~satisfying year!! Now watch all the good grow exponentially! Happy New Year my funny friend.
    P.S. Don't fret about the not writing works in spurts...all the new stuff is in your brain slow~cooking and when it's done it will bubble out onto paper. You'll write like crazy then re read it and say "who wrote that"!!

  5. Thanks, Tracey! I hope so. And Happy New Year to you, too!


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