Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Blog Hop and Giveaway

 

The mark of the New Year means different things to individuals.  To some it is a time to go out and have a party with friends.  Others like to attend First Night celebrations like the one in Boston which includes music and fireworks.  Still others consider it a time to make New Year's resolutions regarding everything from obtaining a better job to loosing weight. 

I myself I always keep my New Year's low key and stay in the warmth and comfort of my own home. To be honest some years I fall asleep before the clock even hits midnight.  And as for New Year's resolutions, I don't always make them.  This year ,though, I am setting what I am referring to as my New Year's Writing Goals.  And what are my goals? 

First I want to complete the next two books in my romance series The Sherbrookes of Newport.  Currently the first two are out The Teacher's Billionaire which is free and The Billionaire Playboy. I just finished the first draft for the third book.  My second writing goal is to decide if I want to continue with this series or move onto something else when it is finished.  I keep going back and forth with this one.

What about you?  What are your goals for the new year?  Leave a comment below with your email address and be entered to win 1 of 3 Grand Prizes.  In addition to these prizes, I will be awarding an Amazon Gift card to one commenter. 

Don't forget that you can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!  To see what other blogs are participating visit http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!



 

103 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and Happy New Year. My goal for this year is to be a good grandma. My grandson is due in January.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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    1. congrats Mary :) Thanks for stopping by

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  2. This is my first year participating

    thank you

    ashlynn

    ashlynnwiliams81(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. My goal for the new year is to continue to be successful in losing weight. I have lost 63 lbs so far and have 50 lbs to go.

    awesome blog hop

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  4. Happy new year.....my goal this year is to do well in my studies to get a better job to support my familydebbienbyron@googlemail.com :)

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    1. best of luck. what are you studing?

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  5. my goal is to be more organized
    Happy new year
    meandi09@yahoo.com

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    1. If you figure out the secret to that let me know :)

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  6. My goal is to find a job, as I have been a stay at home mom for about 4 years, and/or start and finish cosmetology school this year. I also need to finally take my certification test for medical assisting.
    Aac1082009@gmail.com

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  7. My goal is to find a job, as I have been a stay at home mom for about 4 years, and/or start and finish cosmetology school this year. I also need to finally take my certification test for medical assisting.
    Aac1082009@gmail.com

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    1. I am a stay at home mom to, have been for 5 and half yrs I think it is the hardest job ever.

      good luck

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  8. my goals that i am bound and determined to accomplish and keep up are:

    - to exercise daily - even if it's just walking outside for 30 minutes

    - keep my vehicle cleaned out and maintained.

    - keep my temper in check

    - clean at least one room of my house a day and keep it cleaned.

    pinkelmo3 AT gmail.com


    have a super duper happy new year!

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    1. happy new year. and best of luck.

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  9. My goal (I prefer that term to resolution) is to work harder this year. Happy new year :)

    bedsidelight
    ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. Get back to the gym on a regular basis which will give me the energy to attack other projects
    sharialexander@surewest.net

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    1. I have been working on that one since the summer myself. good luck

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  11. My resolutions are the usual -- Lose some weight, work out more.

    Happy New Year & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  12. No resolutions for me really.

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  13. Happy New Year Christina!! My goals for this year are to get my daughter reading better (she is 6), to enjoy a fabulous vacation in Europe this summer, and to keep my recently acquired volunteer job or book reviewing! This in addition to my full time job, family, and my reading addiction - that should keep my busy ;)

    Theresa Esterline
    theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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    1. Hey Theresa

      I can hear you on the daughter reading thing. I work with my 5 and half year old everyday after school. A tri to Europe, any room in your suitcase?

      thanks for stopping by

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  14. I want to read more books this year than I did last year :)

    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. How many did you read last year? I have to admitt I do not have as much time to read now as I used to.

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  15. Get a job.
    Read more.
    Resolve conflicts.
    Happy New Year!
    t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. My goal is to eat healthier and cut back on sweets.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. That can be a tough one. I have been trying to cut of some coffee

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  17. Happy New Year! I want to lose more weight.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  18. Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  19. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  20. I never make New Year's resolutions anymore since I never seem to keep them. Guess I'll just try a little harder. LOL!
    fcammer2@comcast.net

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  21. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. For this year I need to find a job since I’m graduating college this Spring, so yup.

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Congrats and goodluck. What did you study

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  22. I don't make them because then it usually doesn't work.

    tsommervold at hotmail dot com

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  23. Awesome :) Thanks for the chance to win.

    I hope to finally attend comic con for the first time!

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  24. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more!
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  25. I really am resolute on getting a job finally. I've been trying to find one willing to hire me with no experience even though I have the college degrees necessary. I also want to exercise more for my health, read more, and dont stress as much over my upcoming wedding.

    Cool books! Thanks for participating in the giveaway! I'm glad I found your site!

    Happy New Years!

    Ash

    ashwayvpa@aim.com

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  26. i dont usually make a new years resolution. i did aim to read 100 books last year and i reached 115! (some of them were short stories on kindle though).
    happy new year!
    thanks for the fab competition
    xxxxx
    rachaelconstant@ntlworld.com (uk resident)

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  27. Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your heart and your soul in your books for us fans to enjoy!

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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  28. One of my goals for 2013 is the read 150 books. I tried in 2012 and was about 10 books away from the goal.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Happy 2013!

    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

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  29. I want to try and quit smoking, complete my reading challenges that I signed up for.

    Dawna N.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Hi Christina,
    Thanks for sharing. I'm a happy reader of your Sherbrooke Series and am eagerly awaiting the third in the series.

    For New Years Day, its' always all about my daughter as it's her birthday. We spend time with family. And my goals for this new year are to publish more books and to have more time to read the great books by so many wonderful indie authors I know.

    Happy New Year.

    Lily darklily60@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lily, so glad to see you newest book is out :)

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  31. My goals are to read at least 70 books, go camping more, and keep up with my blog.

    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

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  32. Join the gym and stick with it! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!!!! I can't wait for all the new books that will be coming out in 2013!

    readingdiva@ymail.com

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  33. As I sit here, my husband is working on what we want to do this year...take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven't taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week's vacation. We will do it.
    Best of luck in your goals and Happy New Year.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  34. no resolutions or defined goals for 2013 as of this point, just to have a good year as I can.
    gamistress66 (at)AOL (dot ) com

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  35. played games
    happy new year! Thanks
    mrsbrinius at comcast dot net
    going to try to lose weight this year

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  36. My goal for this year would be to read more!
    Thank you very much for the giveaway!

    celine.guissart@gmail.com

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  37. I am hoping to be able to walk and stand for more than 5 min. and spend more time with my teen son. Kids grow up way too fast. I also want to start eating more of those recipes I stockpiled and was going to try...now is the time.smilz.Hope your new year is full of warm memories and wisdom
    peach-hugs@yahoo.com

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  38. My goal is to remodel my house this year.
    wendy.pogrant@yahoo.com

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  39. Get into a college of my choice.

    Happy New Year!

    anasmithblue@gmail.com

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  40. No resolutions or traditions this year, Hubby and I stayed at home this year, we had a nice evening with the fire place going, I had a glass of wine and about 8:30 hubby wanted to watch Batman Rising. It ended just in time before the New Year for our New Year Kiss, which by the way was interupted by our 3 big dogs who jumped up on the couch with us - LOL They were scared from the loud noises coming from the fireworks going off outside - LOL It was funny but was all good, we just laughed and realized how much love we have in our lives.

    Happy New Year

    mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

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  41. My goal for this year is to lose another 10 lbs and to get an accounting job before I graduate college in october.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  42. Good luck with your writing! My writing goals are to finish 2 books this year. Nice to meet you!
    jessigage at gmail dot com

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  43. I know you will do good on you goal. I'm going to lose#25 and read 52+ book for the year. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  44. My resolution is to publish my first novel.
    Happy New Year!
    movie1997 at live dot it

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  45. My resolutions are to get healthy and to better myself and my relationships :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  46. My goal this year is to get a self satisfying job. I fell out of love with the current one.
    Mayasjsanders@gmail.com

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  47. I don't make resolutions for the NY, I make them all year long.

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I have set some goals this year also.
    1. Quit smoking by 2014
    2. Spend more quality time with family & friends
    3. Finally finish my 1st novel
    4. Go back to work
    5. get my own place (home) again
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

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  49. I want to workout more and keep better records of all the books that I read. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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    1. Krista, if you havent already use goodreads.com to keep track of the books you have read and books you want to read. I love the site. It also recommends other books for you based off of what you have already read and would like to read. You can also rate and leave comments on the books for other readers who might be deciding whether to read the book or not. I hope this helps with your resolution.

      Oh and the best part is, you can get it as a free app for your ereader and phone :)

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  50. I made a goal to be kinder to myself this year. I often do things for other people to the detriment of myself.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  51. I made a goal to have more patience with my children this year. I tend to lose my temper to easily over the little stuff.

    amanda.moffitt24@gmail.com

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  52. Every New Year's eve we eat snacks and watch the Twilight Zone marathon with the kids.
    Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  53. I resolve to meet the goal of finishing the polishing of my first book in the Existence series and to submit it to agents/publishers.

    j.lennidorner@facebook.com

    Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

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  54. My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  55. Happy New Year!

    My resolution is to spend more time on myself. I spread myself to thin.

    ~*Drea*~
    dreabecraft(@)aol.com

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  56. I want to lose 5 pounds. Happy New Year!

    Sue
    sue_holston@hotmail.com

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  57. I don’t make resolutions anymore. I am going to try to pay off at least one of the credit cards this year. Wishing good things and much success for you in 2013. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  58. I prefer to make goals over resolutions. One I have for this year is to read books that I download free from Amazon, that will help with my reading challenge and my budget goal!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  59. Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  60. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  61. It's my hope that I'll get my finances in order this year! Happy 2013!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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    Estetik

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  63. My goal for 2013 is to find a job I love!

    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I'd like to find a new job. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  65. I've never made resolutions, but I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel. As for what I did on New Year's, my mom and I had our traditional "midnight meal" consisting of appetizers and snack foods, while we waited for the ball to drop. We sipped on sparkling pear juice instead of wine.

    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

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  66. Happy New Year,thanks for the chance to win.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the New Year.
    Happy New Year
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  68. I want to eat healthier and exercise more.
    Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  69. I don't make New Year Resolutions but I want to ejoy life to the fullest
    Happy new Year

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  70. More sleep and more date nights! :)

    Happy new year and thanks for the giveaway!

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

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  71. My goal for 2013 is to work harder on my home business. My husband and I also stay home on NYE.
    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. I want to get more organized!

    nikki.t.23@gmail.com

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  73. I want to buy my first house this year. Thanks for participating! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. My goal is to keep myself healthy.
    bones_mcp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. I want to complete my weight loss program!
    Thanks for the hop & Happy 2013!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

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  76. My main goal is to save up enough money that I can comfortably take off the full 3 months for maternity leave that I'm allowed to.

    angwith4 at gmail dot com

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  77. Happy New years to all
    Happy Reading…
    Happy Writing…
    Ms74LT@verizon.net

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  78. Hi! Happy New Years! Hmm. I dont really make new year resolutions. I kinda just take it one day at a time and go from there. Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. thanks for the hop
    myboo63@hotmail.com

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  81. Happy New Year!!
    allison(dot)westcote(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. Happy New Year
    staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I did not make any never keep them. Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  84. I only have two resolutions. Lose weight. Read more. I am going to do both. That's it. That's all. I just am. I am the typical people pleaser. But I am learning. Which is what made me resolve to do this. There people that will be surprised to hear things like, No, I cant & Sorry, you will have to wait....I always told my books those things before. Sorry, you will have to wait. No, I cant read you right now.
    But this year, I am reading every single day. I have joined two clubs. One to read sports romance and another to whittle down that growing TBR list.
    As for the losing weight. I am going to take my granddaughter out for walks. I am going to close the door on the spare room, turn on some music and dance. Well, my version of dance. haha And I will lose some weight.
    Thanks for getting me to write this down. Makes it more concrete for me. :-) Happy New Year everyone!!
    lisakhutson at cox. net

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  85. Diet and exercise .
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway. My resolution is to spend more time with friends and less time at work.

    amnell(dot)khalan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Happy New Year to all and thanks for the hop
    jkgf27@verizon.net

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    1. Read first novel, now reading second one.love the books.. gave the first one to my sister and the physical therapist... I hope you have a great new years and work on the next book..
      Donna seger Kilroy
      Bratsforme1@gmail.com

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