In the face of the horrific global disasters this year brought, I feel a little guilty listing my personal triumphs. But it was a good year for me indeed, and I'm thankful for that. And anyway, without guilt I am nothing.
So here's the way I finish the sentence, "2005 was the year that I ..."
* Saw my oldest son--the boy I once feared would never speak--become a Bar Mitzvah and read from the torah to a weeping congregation of friends and relatives
* Had a party celebrating the sale of my first novel
* Sold my second novel
* Got a new laptop
* Bought a new minivan
* Celebrated my grandmother's 95th birthday with her
* Started a blog
* Lost my best friend to mental illness; got her back again
Thanks for checking in. Wishing you joy and peace and beautiful things for the New Year!