Monday, January 5, 2009

How I Spent My Winter Vaca

Happy 2009! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Besides the regular holiday hoopla and major family time, here's how I spent the break.. 

1. Read some great books while I waited for JaNoWriMo to begin..
2. And just as I was about to drive to the book store to spend my Visa Gift Card, these goodies arrived signed in the mail. Thanks, Lenore
3. After my eyes bugged from too much reading, I joined Netflix (what an amazing invention) and caught up with Season 5 of my fave show... :)  
4. And finally, I watched this.. 
How did you spend your winter break? Any suggestions for my Netflix 'queue'? Isn't queue a great word? :) 

Happy Release Day, Alexa Young! Book 2 of the FRENEMIES series: FAKETASTIC drops today. 

PRETTY TOUGH TUESDAY: Check out some tips on how to make 2009 your best sporty year ever here

Have a fantastic day everyone! 


PJ Hoover said...

Nice picture! You look nothing like I thought you would!
Winter vacation? Mine just started today with the kids back in school.
Happy New Year!

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, PJ! Is that good or bad?? :) Nice - Enjoy! And you too! :) Wishing you bunches of successes and a continuation of your amazing writing in 2009! BTW, your interview will be up this week.

Dru said...

Look like you did the same thing I did, read and watch Netflix. I have a lot of action movies in my queue right now (Righteous, Traitor, Eagle Eye) and some comedies (Fly me to the Moon, Dreamer).

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Dru! Thanks for the suggestions.. Did you see Gone, Baby, Gone? :)

Anonymous said...

Gone, Baby, Gone was a pretty good movie. Maybe Ben should stick with directing.

For your cue, I recommend A Love Song for Bobby Long

Marianne Arkins said...

The teenage siren book looks great! I've really enjoyed YA lately.

No movie suggestions, sorry. I'm absurdly out of the loop.

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, After the Blackbird Sings! Thanks for the suggestion. It was a great movie. Disturbing at times, but good.

Hi, Marianne! Me too.. I think GBG was the fourth movie I've seen all year. :)

Amy said...

I spent my winter break holding onto my sanity with both hands.

Really. The kids were off school for TWENTY-FOUR DAYS. It was unreal.

Any break that involves a lot of reading is a GOOD break!

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Amy! Yikes! 24 days.. That's one heck of a break. :)

beth said...

Nic pic! :) I have not gotten Netflicks yet (I suspect that doing so would = doom of getting anything done evar), but I highly recommend Doctor Who, Firefly, and Lost :)

Kelly said...

Gone Baby Gone was a good movie and I agree disturbing. I thought a lot about it days after I saw it.
I read Chelsea Handler's book (half of it, I got it from the library but didn't finish it when it was due, and it was on I couldn't renew it!) She is hilarious! I gave my mom the book for her bday, so will borrow hers!

Lenore said...

I knew nothing about Gone Baby Gone before seeing it, so I was pretty shocked by the plot twists. We have a situation in our family which is a bit similar (an unfit mother and a child that might be better off elsewhere) so it was especially thought provoking.

So excited for you and your signed Libba Brays :)

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Beth! Thanks.. I know what you mean. Thanks for the suggestions.

Hi, Kelly! I love Chelsea Handler too.. You're right.. It is hilarious.

Hi, Lenore! Thanks again for the generous prize! So sorry to hear about the movie mirroring real life. Good luck.

adrienne said...

Glad you had a nice holiday. I spent mine eating way too much.

Now that my kids are old enough to stay up late, all I get to watch are family movies.

~Virginia~ said...

let's hear it for netflix!! :) it's the most fantabulous thing EVER. hope your holiday was awesome. happy 2009! :)

Keri Mikulski said...

Hi, Adrienne! :) Me too.. Way too many cookies.

Hi, Virginia! I'm addicted. :)

Big Plain V said...

I had no break. I had the opposite of a break. But I'm happy for you that you had some down time -- vegging is way under-rated.

Angela said...

You did way more reading...but I read some MG novels.

Mostly my holidays were spent preparing feasts (okay I am the pre-cheif hubby is the master chef), enjoying time with friends and family and hosting great big giant sleep overs.

Also ice skating whenever we got the chance.