Monday, December 31, 2007

Final Wrap-Up and Writing Challenge

Whew, what a week it's been! Emma was quite sick for several days, including Christmas, Kate came down sick the day after Christmas, and I'm still nursing the same cold I've had for almost three weeks, which seems to have settled in my chest. Through it all, though, we've had a pretty wonderful time. There's been surprisingly little crankiness, considering how lousy everyone has been feeling, and we've all had a good time playing with our new toys, reading our new books, and watching our new videos.

The Groovy Girl Boutique was a big hit and I was really pleased with how it all came out. You can find lots more pictures of it here.

My parents got me a brand-new, very fancy digital SLR for Christmas, so expect my posts to become even more photo-laden! I can't wait till I'm feeling well enough to really start playing with it.

I've had a few poems accepted in the past couple of weeks. I'll post more info when they are published. Tomorrow begins a new year, the perfect time for new writing. Flashathon, poem-a-day, or just jotting down a few choice words -- if you're a writer, I hope you'll join me in celebrating the new year with something fresh.

Here's a prompt to get you started: pick one moment/incident/occasion/event in your life from the past year and use it as the jumping-off point for a story or poem. Feel free to post your work in the comments or provide a link to your own blog.

Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peace-filled 2008!


Anonymous said...

Here's hoping you all get better soon and Happy New Year.

Maryanne said...

happy new year, sharon! feel better!

jim and i DID do some writing on Jan. 1 (work on stories in progress, so no link) and it felt good!

Anonymous said...

ms. s: you always spur my hope toward the writerly!
peace out '08!

Arlene said...

happy new year, sharon! it's a bit late, but think of me/it as a post-mature baby. hee.

i hope you and the girls are better now — i'm plain glad that you enjoyed christmas just the same. that's the magic of christmas with kids, i think!

and wooohooo! for that digital SLR. can't wait to see your photos when you start using it.

wishing you all the best for 2008,

Patry Francis said...

I love Groovy Girls. They didn't have anything nearly that cool when I was growing up.

Hope you all are feeling better!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I hope the new year is going well for you all.