Saturday, January 01, 2011

happy new year!

In 2010, I:

Made soup.

Started running again and kept at it (in fact, I did the Resolution Run 5K last night before breaking into the wine and fondue).

Started editing my novel. It doesn't really have an ending yet but I don't totally hate what I've written, so that's a start.

Found a writing buddy.

Knit a lot of dish cloths.

Played lots of Scrabble/Lexulous

Had my heartbroken when my dog died.

Went to Florida in the in the summer to get away from a heat wave.

Spent some quality time with girlfriends.

Organized a team for the Run for the Cure, called No Pink for Profit. By run day, we were more than 40 women and we raised more than $20,000.

Fell in love with Twitter.

Finally got a smart phone.

Learned that grief is not a linear process.

Spent a lot of time thinking about community, friends and family. I am very, very lucky.

For 2011, I wish us all love, peace, good health and many wonderful adventures.


Lene Andersen said...

Oh, look - you posted again! ;)

That's a terrific list. Lots of accomplishments and personal growth. The writing buddy thing is so great - it gets me in front of the computer much more effectively than if I was doing it on my own.

Dee said...

Great list, Laurie! It's practically a full time job, being in cancer treatment, so congratulate yourself for keeping up with the treatments, too! : ) Happy New Year! I wish you peace and happiness as well.

Ann said...

In the background you have been a constant companion to me during the trials of 2010. My niece, Gillian Reddyhoff, brought over your book for me in April and I have been following your Blog ever since. I have a friend who has had BC twice, has lost the sight in both eyes, and battled Leukaemia until June, when she was given 2 weeks to live. She is going strong, putting on weight and has a full head of hair again. You and she are inspirational and proof that miracles happen. I wish you a blessed, healthy 2011. Ax

laurie said...

Lene and Dee - thanks for staying with me all this time and for your continued support.

Ann - you made me cry. In a good way. Thanks so much for taking the time to write. So glad Gillian shared my book and that you shared your friend's story with me.

nancyspoint said...

Laurie, I was happy to see you had stopped by my blog and left a comment. I wasn't sure if you had ever "visited." I just read your amazing list. I'm really sorry about your dog. I know how hard losing them is. I, too, am working on a book, a memoir. It's been on hold since my diagnosis. I walked a 10K so your running is pretty impressive!! I plan to get a smartphone this year and join Facebook, so I'm slowly making progress there too. You inspire me to get more done. Hope we all have a healthy new year.