2008 Inbrief (Mostly in A,B,C Order)

Yearly Highlights:

Allergies– They’ve been getting worse and worse each year. This year they were so bad I was pretty sure I wouldn’t survive the next year if I didn’t do something. So now I’m getting allergy shots. Everyone cross your fingers that they make this spring livable.

Camping at Assateague– Great time camping at the beach with the kids and their friends

Family Reunion in Southern Illinois
– Another wonderful vacation with my family


Following the Election–  It was the most exciting election I’ve followed.


SCBWI Conferences (Arlington & Westminster)- Good information, fun people, and much needed inspiration


Favorite Fiction Books Read:

Dreams Underfoot, by Charles de Lint

Homeless Bird, by Gloria Whelan

Impossible, by Nancy Werlin

Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either, by Meg Cabot


Favorite Non-Fiction Books Read:

(The) Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp

Plot & Structure, by James Scott Bell

Staying Connected to Your Teen, by Michael Riera

Taking on the System, by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga


Favorite Movies or DVDs:

Children of Heaven (on DVD)

Once (on DVD)

Dr. Horrible (an online musical)

Milk (actually saw this in an theater)


Favorite Music Groups:

Flight of the Concords

Missy Elliot


Taylor Swift

Yael Naim


Favorite Routines:

Computer Time: reading blogs, emailing, family websites, writer’s groups, etc.

Dance Class

Grocery Store Walks with my Backpack (I’ve been doing most of my grocery shopping by foot for over a year now!)

Hanging with the kids in the living room

Lunches w/ Martin

Writing Time (Book Reading too)


Favorite TV Shows:

Friday Night Lights (Season 2 and 3)

Mad Men (Seasons 1 and 2)

Skins (US Season 1)

Supernatural (Seasons 1-4)

The Big Bang Theory (Seasons 1 and part of 2)

The Office-US (Seasons 1-4)

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