Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008!

It's been a great 2008 with my first book, I So Don't Do Mysteries, finding its place on bookshelves. Thank you Random House. I had a wonderful year with the Class of 2k8. My family is happy and healthy and enjoying life.

Yes, I am one of those people who makes New Year's Resolutions. The only one in my little house this year.

Here goes:

1. Take vitamins daily.
2. Exercise 3x weekly.
3. Watch a movie a month. (or more)
4. Return library books on time. (or suffer the consequences*)
5. a resolution to do with stopping to smell the roses and having more fun time with the kids**

*to be determined

** I know this one needs lots of work. But....I'm hoping that as I hop around bloggyville and read everyone else's resolutions, it will all come clear. :)

We wish you and yours a happy and healthy and prosperous New Year!

I'm looking forward to keeping up with you all in 2009!


Annie said...

And a Happy New Year to you and yours!

JaneyV said...

Happy Happy New Year Barrie. Wishing you and your family love, health and happiness for 2009 and for you I wish continued success.


Rebecca Hickman said...

Happy New Year!!!!

gabe said...

great good-bye photo - love your visuals!
Good luck with the resolutions ... Yeah 2009!

David Cranmer said...


Vivian said...

You're good about posting your resolutions...I'll probably get around to it later.

Wishing you and yours a fantastic 2009!

Scott Parker said...

I'm a resolution maker as well. I make personal ones as well as writing/professional ones.

Here's a little something that'll brighten your day: the Houston Public Library has I So Don't Do Mysteries on order. Still working on Harris County.

debra said...

happy new year to you, too, Barrie. 2008 was quite a year! Hope is in the air for 2009!

Mary said...

Happy New Year, Barrie! And good luck with your resolutions! ;)

Bookworm said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Barrie! (:

Clare2e said...

Great resolutions, and not too unreasonable, though it's sad that stopping to smell the roses is the one that seems most questionable. Come on, Barrie! Sniff 'em up!

Also, can you work out for me, too, because I'm great at taking the vitamins.

Happy New Year!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Happy 2009.

Barbara Martin said...


Beth said...

Resolution #2? That's the one that would do me in.
Best of luck and Happy New year!

Sally Lawton said...

Happy New Year Barrie. I'm glad you had such a brilliant 2008 and I hope 2009 is filled with even more lovely things for you x

Vodka Mom said...

happy new year to YOU, Barrie!!

Kristina P. said...

Your book sounds so fun! Something I would probably like now, but definitely would have loved as a teenager.

And if I ever actually make that corn dog jello, I will let you know.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will return!

Anonymous said...

Happy 2008 and those are completely doable! I'll be watching stay on track. ;)

Mac and Cheese said...

Happy New Year!

I had to resolve to quit ketchup flavored chips thanks to you!

Amy said...

those are great resolutions and I'm hoping to accomplish many of the same! Happy 2009!! :)

writtenwyrdd said...

Happy new year, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

TJ Brown said...

Happy New Years, Barrie!

brian_ohio said...

Happy New Year, Barrie!

It was great getting to know you this past year.

I'm going to steal your resolution about Library fines... I call it my 'tab' when I go to pay. When I walk in the library... all the librarians shout 'Brian!'... just like Norm in Cheers. It's embarassing.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Will have to get your book! Sounds wonderful. And congrats on getting it published and on the shelves.

Happy New Year!

Good luck with the resolutions. I'm still refining my goals and new schedule. Just added 'Relax' to the weekend mornings. :-)

Stacy said...

Happy new year!

Some very healthy resolutions there. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I ordered a copy of "I so don't do mysteries." Hope it arrives today.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Happy New Year! I think it is lovely the way you spent New Year's Eve. Here's to more reading in 2009!