Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Looking Back

Last night I couldn't sleep. And sadly, I couldn't write either.

The mind was racing a little too fast-- just couldn't grab hold of anything.

Anyhow, while checking in on a few blogs I came across the "Year in Review" meme over at Kerri's place. Then saw it again at Rachel's.

Since the kids are entering their second full week of vacation (Read: little time to think, let alone post) and I felt the need to get my bearings -- to look back before moving ahead -- this seemed like a nice way to kick off the new year.

The idea is to share the first line of a definitive post (or the first post) from each month of 2007.

I went with the defining post option (and linked them, in case you'd like to read further):

January: Yes, for a very long time I dreaded these.

February: On Saturday, we went to an all-day chess tournament-- Joseph's first.

March: So how exactly does one attempt to pull oneself out of a funk?

April: "When can we start?" Joseph asks, shifting back and forth in his chair.

May: "Zack and Michael are gonna see Ice Age: The Meltdown tonight . . . and, well, they invited me to come too . . . "

June: It was a long drive-- three days to get there, two for the return trip.

July: When Joseph's endocrinologist enters the exam room wearing a serious expression, I know I'm about to face the reality behind a growing fear.

August: "Are you nervous, bud?"

September: I didn't expect it to happen this soon--

October: His blood sugar was 130 just forty-five minutes ago.

November: He's 321, and cranky.

December: I push open the heavy glass door, stomp my feet to release the snow that's stuck to my boots, step inside and stand still a moment-- letting my eyes adjust to the bowling alley's dim lighting.


So long, 2006!


Carey said...

So cool that you found the Rodrigo y Gabriela CD under the X-Mas tree. Hope you're enjoying it. Happy New Year!

Kerri. said...

I do so love a good meme. ;)

Happy New Year, Sandra!

Jess said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Sandra! (Very tardy scones recipes on the way!)

Jess said...

Me again: Dang, I don't have your email address to send you the recipes! If you drop me a line I'll get them off to you in a jiff (junebugleroy@yahoo.com)

Sandra Miller said...


Yes, way too cool! I cannot get over how amazingly talented these two are...


Yes, a good meme is a fine thing. :-)


Thanks for the recipes-- I'll let you know how they turn out. :-)