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HAPPY JANUARY!!!

Hi and HAPPY 2009!

Maybe not even Happy - just a peaceful, comfortable, harmonious year to you all. Let's say, whatever you would like it to be ♥.

I'm going to be posting throughout January - because there have been times this year I've been an antisocial grump, no, please don't try to deny it *coughcoughohallrightthenpleasedo*. And I like to keep in touch with you all. Life - online and otherwise - has thrown up its fair share of Grins and Grims over the last year, and I daresay 2009 will be the same. But let's start expecting the best, right?!

And people are going to JOIN ME this month too! Wheeeeeeee!

(lilzazu, ready for tomorrow?!)

If you're on the list to join in, you can either send me over something on email -
clarelondon11 @ hotmail.com (no spaces)
or just post to the comments on that day. I'll start a new post every morning, if only to say HI *lol*.
Then I'll cut and paste your comment into the main body of the post.

Let everyone know you're coming over to visit, too!

And there's spaces left, if you want to leap on board during the month. Come and pimp, pose or pontificate!
(just drop me a comment, any day!)

TODAY, Jan 1 I'm fragile after a late night (*iz oooooold*) and I'm also racing to finish editing a new novel I want to submit soon in January. Wish me luck! I don't want to rush it, obviously, but I'm an impatient gal and I want to sub and move on to something new.

Maybe we'll be talking this month about Subbing and Editing and Being Rejected and things like that?! *stacks her soapboxes...*

So anyway, the Cheeky Cherubs of Eternal Press Yahoo Group fame are holding the fort for me. No, I have no control over them. Yes, they're flaky. I'm just the conduit, you know? Their reluctant agent LOL. But I love 'em *LMAO*.





“I’m just not ready.”
“Huh?”
“It’s here already and I’m not ready.”
“I’m going to regret this, I know, but… what’s here already?”
“You know.”
“Ah. Yes, I’ll regret this too, but obviously if I knew…”
“Oh. Right. I mean New Year, of course.”
“Of course.”
“…”
“And?”
“It’s all the Resolutions for the New Year.”
“Is it?”
“I have none.”
“None at all?”
“Don’t frown like that. I’ve just been so busy.”
“Busy?”
“As a Celebration Consultant and Devotions Delivery Agent. Sending people’s birthday cards, you know. Writing pithy verses for celebrations. Practicing my singing telegrams…”
“But…”
“Oh, sorry, yes. I remember. You stopped me doing that.”
“It wasn’t me. It was the neighborhood watch committee. And the rest home staff. Oh, and the veterinary surgery down the road.”
“Your point is made. But anyway, I never thought to make a list for 2009.”
“Life isn’t about lists.”
“Is that from one of my pithy verses? Of course life is. Lists of what I want to achieve, what I have achieved, what I love, loathe and lust after –”
“Steady on.”
“Sorry. That list is, of course, properly rated.”
“And so what would you have put on these lists, if you’d done them?”
“Huh?”
“What you achieved last year. There’s one for a start. What was important to you?”
“You’re not teasing?”
“Do I look like it?”
“Well, that’s not always…”
“…”
“Sorry, no, of course not. Not much, I suppose you’d say. But I was happy at making others happy.”
“I’d say that was a good achievement.”
“Hm. I guess so. That’s the job, isn’t it? But it’s not like running a marathon, or winning the Pulitzer, or becoming a Transformer, or getting a piercing in my –”
“Steady on, again.”
“Oops, yes, sorry. So you think that’d be okay as my List?”
“I do. And for this coming year?”
“Well. Just more of the same, I guess.”
“Your imagination is modest.”
“…”
“But charming. And really, that’s all that matters.”
“…”
“What? Why are you glaring at me?”
“Was that, like… a compliment?”
“…”
“It was! You make me want to write a pithy verse, just for you – ”
“…”
“I know, steady on.”
“Let’s just welcome in the New Year and keep up the good work. Life’s a path, not a single paving stone.”
“Is that from one of my…?”
“No.”
“Can I borrow it, then? Clare’s got a birthday coming up and she’s bound to get maudlin as usual, moaning her days of good looks and lap-dancing are over, despite that clip her Sons sold to us of her interpretation of the Madonna/Britney video at this year's Christmas party…”
“…”
“I’ll just keep quiet, shall I?”
“It’s amazing how sharp you can be when you want to.”
“Does that mean I can have the piercing after all…?”




Happy New Year, live your life in Love’s name.
End one year with kindness, start the next with the same.
With Tango, and Aria, and Glamorous Prose,
May your life bring joy and your friendships be close.


copyright Lune and Sol, Cheeky Cherubs (Pithy Verses) Inc.

Comments

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merith
Jan. 1st, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs tightly*

i do so hope your new year surpasses last year! you are such an awesome person, and a wonderful writer. i do wish i had time to join you on your gatherings... i am lame and full of excuses. forgive me?

love you! ♥

clarelondon
Jan. 2nd, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
Thanks sweetie. Same to you!!!!!!!!!!!!

And don't worry about not joining in my blogging, dammit, you do enough already! Not lame AT ALL.

On one day this month, would you let me post that short story you had published with me in the UK book? The 500-word one? I still have a copy, and I'd love to share it with people.

And BTW... that book contest is running again this month (closing jan 31). Do you have anything 500-wordy you might want to submit? *hehe* I'm searching my files to find something to submit, I'd love to be between the sheets with you again. ♥
merith
Jan. 2nd, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
oh man! i would so love to have something ready, but unfortunately, i do not... at least, not at the moment. my head is so full of GW ideas, i don't know that any original stuff will make itself known.

AND... i would like to join you and zazu in posting fic this month. not sure if i can manage every day, but i do want to write, get back into the habit of writing, and maybe finishing up some WIPs.

clarelondon
Jan. 2nd, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
And HUGE thanks for my lovely xmas presents!!! The slippers are fabulous, I wore them all holiday. And I unwrapped the DIVA ornament and the whole family went 'YES!!!!' LMAO

I'm hoping to post some pictures of them as soon as Son#2 and I can get my phone camera to work.

Thanks SO MUCH for thinking of you, it was such a lovely surprise! Hubby and I didn't bother with many presents for each other, so I had extra to unwrap *hehe*
♥ ♥ ♥
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clarelondon
Jan. 2nd, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! And thanks for another lovely year of your friendship - and more to come, I hope!
chrissymunder
Jan. 1st, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year to you Clare - and the Cheeky Cherubs as well. Lovely pithy verses. And a piercing is always a good thing to those that wonder.
clarelondon
Jan. 2nd, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
We could add it to our growing list of fetishes/delights...*smirk*

spanking...piercings...cherub abuse...bubble wrap...
lilzazu
Jan. 1st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
*chuuu* Happy New Year!!

Not QUITE ready but....soon!! um, I *can* post fic...right? *hopeful* otherwise my plan is gone.

er, I know, I should have asked before. But...yea. heh.

*snuggles!*
clarelondon
Jan. 1st, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Of course you can!!! YOu can post whatever you like! I'll set up a welcome post tomorrow, before you arrive.

*smooch*
lilzazu
Jan. 2nd, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
great! I emailed it to you because I'll be working all morning and most of the afternoon tomorrow, so you can go ahead and post it! =)

*chu*! I hope it passes!
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