A look back

This is going around the blogosphere - saw it on Elizabeth's blog.

Name Five Bad Things That Happened to You in 2005:

1. My grandfather died.
2. My cousin’s daughter was diagnosed with aplastic anemia.
3. Son sent to alternative school for a week.
4. Mother-in-law hospitalized for almost a month.
5. My principal announced she was leaving after Christmas.

Name Five Good Things That Happened to You in 2005:
1. Got an agent
2. Finished a new manuscript
3. Got a WONDERFUL class who make me love teaching again
4. Husband won an Emmy and we had a romantic weekend
5. Started this blog and made wonderful cyber friends.

Name Five People Who Have Touched You in a Special Way in 2005:
1. My students
2. My administrators
3. Jessie Ferguson
4. Mary, the teacher who used to be in my unit
5. Lorelle

Name Five Things You Achieved in 2005:
1. Finished a new manuscript.
2. Got an agent
3. Finalled in 9 contests with 4 books
4. Got the best evaluation of my career
5. Stepped out of my comfort zone and went to a writer’s retreat

Name Five Things You'd Like to Achieve in 2006:
1. Get a book contract
2. Final in the GH
3. Home improvements
4. Balance between writing, day job and life
5. Lose some weight

What is your new year's resolution/what would you like from 2006?

I would like to appreciate my house and make better use of my time. I want to write one new book and one new proposal. I want to get my kids through the state test.

Anybody have any exciting New Years plans? We're going over to a friend's, eat tamales and drink champagne. The dh's first NYE off since 2000!

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Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Mary :)

Toni Anderson said...

Happy New Year Mary :)

Anonymous said...

We just got home from an out of town wedding, so we are pooped. I am making sausage balls and laying out some snacks, and we're going to kick back with my poor injured hubby and bring the New Year in quietly. My son is off to his girlfriend's, but that is a given. :) Happy New Year, Mar!


Trish Milburn said...

Happy New Year! We're just hanging out at the house like any other day.

MJFredrick said...

I think we may just hang out, too. We've had a lot of drunk driving accidents this holiday season, and I'd hate to be in one. And I'm just not feeling myself. Could be the "going back to work blues."

Shesawriter said...

What a wonderful list, Mary. You've achieved so much this year! WOW! Hugs and Happy New Year!


MJFredrick said...

Thanks, Tanya! Yes, 2005 was good to me!

Happy New Year to you, too!

J.F. Cossey said...

{{{Maaaaaary!!!}}} You have no idea what this means to me. I am so sorry too I haven't been around (damn crazy work hours). And I'll say it again: you are an incredible inspiration and testament to anyone who has a dream, that if you work hard enough you will achieve it.

MJFredrick said...

Jessie, we miss you but understand completely about crazy work.

I have to let you know I printed out your blog. I've never had anyone write about me before.


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