Well, it's here--2009. I have the same old New Year's resolutions I've had since bread was sliced mechanically but this year I also have some anticipations--some things I hope will happen.
So, in no particular order, here they are:
--that my novel, currently titled BREAK SONG, will be good enough to send to some patient friends to read...ideally soon enough to polish it and find an agent. WHEW...that's a big one.
--that Barack Obama will have a smooth transition into the White House.
--that my daughter, Jennifer, will pass the Massachusetts bar.
--that my daughter, Julie, will get a dozen new private violin students.
--that my daughter, Rebecca, will sell a dozen paintings.
--that my husband, Don, will perform a dozen times with his re-created rock band.
--that our country will begin to withdraw from Iraq.
--that my 60th birthday, and those of my peers, slide by in the company of good health, warm friends, fine wine, inspiring music and great conversation.
--that the world will return to an upward economic trend.
Tall order but nothing impossible.
I'd enjoy reading about what the rest of you are anticipating. Please share in the comment section of this post.