About Me

I am a happily remarried widow with 3 kids from my first marriage, 2 from my new marriage, and 5 grandchildren.  I have been blessed to have had 2 great loves in my life.  I have had another blessing too:  I had bariatric surgery (a duodenal switch) and that has saved my life!

My New Year's resolutions for 2010

I don't really believe in making New Year's resolutions because they're so easily made and so easily broken. Does anyone taken them seriously? Well ... here goes:

1. Take these resolutions seriously.

2. Read fifteen new authors for the new author challenge.

3. Work on my recovery with a sponsor from ACOA

4. Scan old photos

5. Write memories I have from these old photos to help me work on my memoir/story

6. Read thirty books for the Mixology reading challenge

7. Get down to my goal weight, which means lose another 50 lbs.

8. Go to at least 3 bariatric surgery support group meetings

9. Attend at least 6 meetings of the Al-Anon meeting here in town

10. Practice more anger management skills

Books To Be Read in 2010

This year, I'm participating in several book challenges. These are half of the 100 books I've decided to read:

For my reading blog:

1. Miss American Pie*

2. Schindler's List*

3. The Given Day*

4. Brooklyn

5. Symptoms of Withdrawal*

6. Nightmare House*

7. Circus Fire*

8. Widow's War*

9. Last Days of Dogtown*

10. Blind Faith

11. 1916*

12. Moll Flanders*

13. The Jungle

14. On The Beach

15. Invisible Man

16. Imperial Woman

17. Those Who Save Us

18. A Fractured Mind*

19. Made in the USA

20. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

21. Everything She Ever Wanted*

22. Welcome to the World Baby Girl

23. Lies My Teacher Told Me

24. Hood

25. Always Looking Up

26. Break No Bones*

27. Kite Runner

28. All the King's Men

29. Fried Green Tomatoes

30. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

31. Memory Keeper's Daughter

32. The Lost Mother

33. A Tree Grown In Brooklyn

34. Frankenstein

35. Cane River

36. Vinegar Hill*

37. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings*

38. Angela's Ashes

39. Tis

40. Teacher Man

41. Saving Fish From Drowning

42. How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas

43. Christmas Cruise

44. Frankenstein Trilogy I*

45. Frankenstein Trilogy II

46. Frankenstein Trilogy III

47. Bait & Switch

48. Blaze

49. Outlander

50. Healing the Inner Child*

* = Finished reading

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