Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Starting the New Year With a Bit of Theft and a Bit of Da Count

Secret Agent Woman did an amusing wrap up of her previous year by making a paragraph the first lines of the first post she did for each month. Here's my paragraph.

My best friend's sweet pea made her entrance on Tuesday. It's the day after the Super Duper Bowl. This year Calypso has taken Drama 1 and Drama 2 as electives at school. What do you do when you are devoid of genuine inspiration? I haven't done this in 19 years. The lack of balance continued through a considerable portion of the weekend. Before I resume the job hunt in earnest I am taking a few days to park myself in the sand with a stack of books. When I was small my mother allowed me to use her old sewing machine once she replaced it with a new one. Over the weekend I was visiting some old friends in a town where I used to live. Here we have me in my rain burqa over backpack finery as I cultivate the hunchback look. As I was driving along to do my carpool duties I noticed how lovely the weather was. This is an asthma inhaler.

S.A.G. also gave a synopsis of each month. I don't think I'll do that but I'll add links to the first original picture (not counting reposts of pictures I took at other times) I posted each month.

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September (for some dumb reason it won't let me link to the first shot but it was a post with several pictures so here is #2)
October
November
December (same problem as September...grrr...)

As I said I won't synopsise each month because I don't really have time at the moment but just in going back over each month briefly to find these links I noticed so much support from so many of you during the really difficult parts of this year. The other day I was also speaking with someone about the aftermath of the concussion/car accident and I remarked how for several weeks face to face conversation was a real challenge at times because I couldn't find words and sometimes had a hard time keeping up with people. That was a very disconcerting situation. Writing for a blog post, however, came easier because I could do it at my own pace. I felt that continuing to post during my recovery helped me have some confidence that I hadn't completely destroyed part of my intellect because it gave me tangible evidence of being able to string words together with a reasonable level of coherence.

2009 had a fair amount of frustration and difficulty but it also had faithful friends for whom I am so grateful. I got to meet a few of you in person, which was a great joy. I continued to develop friendships with others of you, which was a great comfort not just in a sense of easing trials but also in just having deepening connections. I've been blessed to have some extended family relationships deepen this year too. And I found a whole new value in blogging as it served to help me regain facility with language after too many hard hits to the head. Good stuff, all. I'm very grateful as I count it.

15 comments:

Jazz said...

How I love the first sentence of each month thing...

furiousBall said...

we should plan a meeting during one of me and Abbe's trips out to her family in PA

secret agent woman said...

It's like found poetry, you know?

Palm Springs Savant said...

good post here Lime, gave me plenty to ponder over my morning cawfee

Craig said...

Well, I'm glad you survived 2009 mostly intact (are you mourning, as I am, the passing of that decade during which each year could be rendered as a pair of glasses?), and I wish for you a 2010 filled with blessings and joy (and devoid of concussive incidents)

Not sure when I might ever get out your way (or vice versa), but keep a spot open for me on your calendar. . .

~Dragonfly~* said...

Would love to hook up some time especially since it seems we are relatively close in proximity.

Excellent post... as I was reading I was able to recall some of your situations... putting them all together turns some of them rather funny!!!

Starting the year off with a good laugh is a good thing. And finding good amongst the challenging... even better. Am pleased you could find comfort in friendships...

Happy New Year Lime!

Craver Vii said...

Oh, Beulah! That really sucked. I felt so bad for you!

The first original picture as a monthly synopsis... I like that idea. I wish I could make a collage, but I had archiving issues that could make it rather time consuming.

Happy new year!

Cocotte said...

We're glad you're here, Lime!

Suldog said...

Just this morning, my dear, MY WIFE was doing something or other in her process of dressing and she remembered something you said, which made her smile. She said to me, "If you get a chance today, tell Lime I love her." So, I am.

Me, too, by the way.

Beach Bum said...

Best wishes Limey and looking forward to another year of adventures. I hope they are good for all of us.

VE said...

I did a sentence of the first of each month two. It came out like this:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec.

Grammar check didn't like it though...

G-Man said...

You've come a long way baby...

Ananda girl said...

I like this one a lot. I too have found a great deal of support from my bloggers... as well as endless humor, insight and a place to confess where no one can see my face.
Thank you, lime for being one of them.

Jocelyn said...

For me, this has been a year of a deeper Lime connection, and I'm grateful for it.

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