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Happy New Year!

Barbara Vey -- January 1st, 2014

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I can hardly believe it’s 2014 already.  Every year seems to fly by more quickly than the last.  When I was a kid, 2014 was like science fiction.  We were lead to believe there would be flying cars, robots to do everything for us and we’d be living on other planets.  Lots of those thoughts came from books.

Yes, I like nerdy things.  Was glued to my tv every Friday night to watch Star Trek (the original), Lost in Space and Battlestar Galactica (the original).  I read a lot of science fiction too and loved H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury and was terrified by 1984 and Brave New World.

But the new year is for looking ahead.  I’m not big on resolutions and as Sharon Sala says, “Resolutions are nothing but a guilt trip just waiting to happen.”  So, I’m not making any and will just try to take one day at a time.  Starting with today.

My choices today are Heart of Stone by Christine Warren, If Wishes Were Earls by Elizabeth Boyle and River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz.  Three very different books.  Which one should I start with?  (Of course, I will be taking a break to watch the Wisconsin Badgers Game.)

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And don’t forget this is your last chance to vote for your favorite book of 2013.  Go to the Monday blog to vote.  Results in tomorrow’s blog.

Bottom Line:  “I can’t believe it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person.” ~ Unknown


Happy New Year

Barbara Vey -- January 1st, 2013

It’s 2013!  As I kid and growing up with the Jetsons, I imagined we’d all be riding around in flying cars and have robots wait on us.  I’m still driving my 2002 Saturn and washing my own dishes, so I guess I’ll have to wait a little longer.

As promised, my new website is up and running as of midnight.  Check it out, if you have time and let me know what you like and what you don’t like.  My favorite part, so far, is the 365 Days of Free Books that are being offered every day.  Different authors, different genres, great reads.  Easy to remember website, http://www.BarbaraVey.com .  Yes, I know I’m so original, but it was easy for me to remember.

I’m lifting my glass of Diet Coke to wish you all the very best of 2013 and may all your dreams come true!

Bottom Line:  Since I’m wearing my Tinkerbell shirt, I’m adding a little pixie dust to my wish for you.


Here’s to 2011!

Barbara Vey -- January 1st, 2011
Not the party I was at, but a great New Year picture

Not the party I was at, but a great New Year picture

Happy New Year everyone!

Last night my sisters, their husbands and my brother were over for dinner and we spent the rest of the night playing games.  Catch Phrase was a big hit.  There are two teams and one person gets a word, has to describe it and then pass the word machine on to the next  person.  When the time buzzer goes off, you don’t want to be holding the machine.

It’s amazing what we we ended up saying to try to get our team to say the word.  Favorite moments were a sister imitating a seal (after she started by saying he was a model’s husband with a scar on his face), my brother’s racy attempt at Pandora’s Box and someone giving the clue “a Tom Cruise movie.”  Like there’s only one of those.  (It turned out to be “firm.”)

We also played Dance 2 on the Wii, which was a sight to behold.  Thank goodness there were no video camera or I’m sure it would have been on YouTube by now.  It was obvious that my family did not inherit the rhythm gene, but I got my best score trying to “Walk Like an Egyptian.”  Just not sure what that could mean.  I’m going to keep practicing with it so I’m ready for those upcoming conference parties.

But the best part is that 2010 ended on such a high note with all the lows my family endured in kind of a rough year.  I even called Andrew at midnight and it sounded like he was having fun at a very loud party.  And don’t we all want the best of times for our kids.  It is only a sign of wonderful things to come in 2011.  What wonderful things are you hoping for in the coming year?

Bottom Line: While I don’t bother making resolutions anymore, I do hope for things and this year I hope to be able to keep up with my emails (kind of boring, but maybe doable).