Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Year in Review

I actually worked on this post over a period of a few days, mostly because it occurred to me that I have been blogging for almost a year, and that the review was going to take some time and thought. It’s the only writing project that I’ve really had the discipline to work on [almost] every day, and it’s been a great deal of fun. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

One of the things that I have learned on this adventure is that unlike other kinds of writing, where I might be very protective of my intellectual property (okay, make fun of that word: intellectual), this world is very fluid. The whole point seems to be to share across the boundaries. Ideas get used, revised, reworked, and shared again. For example, the idea for this year in review came from this blogger.

I’ve just listed the first line of the first entry for that month here. I’ve also added some commentary and a picture from that month that may or may not relate to the first post. Hope you enjoy.

January—January 20, 2006: A little bit of chapstick and a re-release of Ramsey Lewis' greatest hits from the 1960's transported me to my childhood faster than I imagined possible. That was my first post ever, and got me started on this crazy roller coaster.

February--Mitvoch: I hate Wednesdays; they fall so inconveniently in the middle of the week. I guess some of my statements are a bit "out there." This is one of those posts about the recurring theme of time management (or lack of it).

March--Turn away from sin!:So it's another Ash Wednesday and Lent is upon us. The passage of time, or rather, the surprise with which I realize that another year has passed keeps cropping up. Who knew I could be so obsessed with mortality? All of this from a little bit of ashes.

April--Relaxation, or bust: It's gonna be bust. The dynamics of having three kids and a new job is that schedules are often conflicting. The end of the school year is always hectic, and this year it was moreso because of Vicky's graduation, Christy's confirmation, and I started working full-time after an almost 10 year hiatus.

May--Somebody is being a busy comment[er]:I'm watching you. Someone had commented on like 7 posts within a span of several minutes. I know who it is, dearest friend, a slacker blogger herself. We all love the feedback. Gotta have the feedback. So, feel free to post a comment, y'all.

June-- What? No update?:Am I the only one that ever keeps up with this? That snide comment was directed at Achi, who started a blog and lost interest...what else is new? Oh, sure, he has a family to support. I get it.

July--Pastelitos for me!:Check back later for a report on how absolutely delicious and tasty they are (were- I did say I was gonna eat 'em). A wild trip to Miami for food. Oh, and to say hi to the folks.

August-- a week of sadness, joy, and in Miami--elation:The week, and the school year started off with the tragic news that one of our football players died of heat stroke….In a different reaction to death, we also lost our beloved Fr. Charles, who died Tuesday morning….And of course...Who can deny the elation at Castro's apparent demise? Back to mortality. Funny how three different deaths can have such different responses. We're still waiting on that last one....

September-- Ga Tech will dominate (maybe):but all I'm interested in is the half-time show! We know how that ended, but ACC football is still exciting, and the Gator Bowl, while not the Orange Bowl, is still going to be exciting.

October-- Out of the mouths of fools:Some politicians (some?) just need to keep their mouths shut, like this idiot who advocates sterilizing bad parents. Sometimes the news is just amazing.

November-- NaNoWriMo: Day 1:Feverish writing: 2,433 words. I failed to finish the novel. Alas. No one takes me seriously except Rob. I did get 25,000 words, and the random urging to finish it. Maybe next year....

December-- My Computer Blew Up!!!!:OK, it was more like a less dramatic implosion. I've had my share of computer woes this year, but luckily my knight in shining armor has managed to fix them.

1 comment:

cortijo said...

Very Nice Maria. Happy New Year!