Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

How quickly the years pass. Why, it seems like only yesterday when my birth year 1951 was ushered in - what? - 30-35 years ago. And now it's 2009.

OK. I'm delusional this New Year's morning. I just liked the picture, that's all.

As for 2009, no resolutions for me, since I'm either a)perfect already, or b) totally irredeemable. I do, however, have a few wishes for the coming year:

1. I'd love to snuggle up with the Clever Writing Muse for a few months, the one that will spur me on to finish the three books I've started. I'm already in the vice-grip of the Industrial-strength Copy-churning Muse (fortunately) that keeps me going at my real job and for my freelance gigs. Maybe I can only have one muse at a time? Sigh. Can't give up the one that pays the bills - or pays almost all the bills - now, can I?

2. A real vacation. I'm trying to think of the last time I took a week or two off to unwind and recharge. I guess it was that week in August 2007, when I stayed here in NYC and played tourist. But what I want is a week to go somewhere like the Catskills or Adirondacks to a comfortable little cabin where I can read, sleep, hike, write, drink endless cups of tea. I'm really wishing for that.

3. I wish for a law making car alarms illegal, including a clause that allows for any car owner to be shot with a non-lethal paint gun at the very first woop-woop hint of an alarm. If you lived in my 'hood, you'd understand.

4. A lottery win. Nothing outlandish - $50,000 would do. I'm not greedy. If not a lottery win, I wish that fee-paying freelance writing opportunities keep coming my way.

5. Health, contentment, steady and interesting work, joy, and love for myself, my family, my friends, and for everyone who really needs a boost right now.

From my keypad to God's ear, eh?

May all your New Year's wishes come true. Happy 2009!


tamarika said...

Dear MaryB,
Happy New Year!
I wish you joy, love and laughter!

Elsie said...

Happy New Year, Mary! January 1 wasn't nearly as fun as last year -- hopefully, I'll be back in NYC soon. Here's to a great 2009.

chux said...

lets hope that even a couple of those wishes come true! I think everybody has the same 'tone' about 2009. Lets hope it works well!!!

all the best Mary

Liz said...

Meant to say in my last comment that I was given Mad Men for Christmas. I shall look forward to watching it even more now with your recomendation. And now I have forgotten what I was going to say about this post ...

Oh, muses. We need muses and time to do both paid and hoping-to-be-paid-one-day-when-it-gets-sold-to-hollywood writing. Hope your wishes come true for you and me too!

Happy New Year, mary.