The letter “T” stream of consciousness in three parts…
1. At this very moment, my husband is setting up the Train set we got our “twins” for New Year’s. I got a really good deal on one of those tables like they have in the children’s section of many Barnes & Noble stores, and it even came with the tracks, train cars, and “extras” (signs and scenery and things). I was pretty excited to find it, because it’s something they both love every time we visit B&N – which, to be honest, is less often ever since Bug threw a SCREAMING fit when it was time to go because he didn’t want to leave the train set. I’m not sure who is going to love this set more – them or me, since they hours they are sure to spend playing at it could potentially mean hours of writing time for me (or hours of breaking up fights… only Time will Tell).
2. Do you make New Year’s ResoluTions? I don’t. However, I do use New Year’s as one of a number of times throughout the year when I set some personal goals, take stock of past goals and how I’m doing with them, how we’re doing things as a family, how I want to change some things, new goals that I want to set. I think a year is too long to keep a goal (or resolution) on the personal radar, and I find that I do much better for myself and for my family if I set shorter term goals and re-evaluate at regular intervals. The other “set” times when I do this are early May when we wrap up our school year, and early September, when we start school again. I tend to find myself doing a mini re-evaluation right before Thanksgiving and right around Easter. Yes, they happen to be holidays, but they also often conveniently mark the approximate middle of fall and spring (admittedly not always).
3. Have you entered the Goodreads giveaways for my Lies That Bind books yet? There are three copies of each available, and if any of my blog readers wins, I will autograph the copy (if they wish). If you enjoy Young Adult and/or Drama, I think you would like both books. The links to both are in this blog post. Good luck to all who enter!
Happy Saturday! I hope you all had a fantastic ending to 2014, and are enjoying a great beginning to 2015 thus far! Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!
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