Monday, December 31, 2007

(Partial) Year in Review

I saw this at Jan's place and then also at Mimi's and MoreCows, so I thought I would try to do the same, even though I haven't been blogging for a whole year. These are the first sentences of each blog post for each month, starting on April 12, 2007, my first day of blogging. Also, I include something about a couple of my favorite posts of the year:

In the first throes of spring, I opened a file drawer to sort and toss and shred the other day.

Monday we took a short trip to Owatonna, stopped again at "Uncle Tom's Antique Mall" so that I could get a copy of an old book: "How to Take care of your Puppy" written in the 1940's. (It cost $1.00.)

After confirmation, my story of the confirmation of my group of ninth graders, and my own memories.

One of my first Friday fives, courtesy of Sally:
1. Think back to the time you left High School, what were your hopes visions and dreams for your life/ for the world?My dreams and visions for my life were simple: go to college (mine was the first generation in my family to attend college and I felt so proud and excited to go, no matter what I studied (and I studied English literature).

My husband thought I should post this:He was having a problem with some phone conversations regarding business matters (felt that he just wasn't getting anywhere with getting his requests understood or acted upon).

Women in Ministry, a post about vocation.

Please keep the people of my community in your prayers this evening and over the next days as the 35W Bridge collapsed over the Mississippi River at about 6:00 p.m. tonight.

Praying, by Mary Oliver

My Last Day in South Dakota

There's a small cat (maybe a kitten) who lives part-time in our garage.

I only ever knew one person named Beatta.

It's snowing like crazy outside, has been since mid-morning.

Redeeming the Mittens, about my habit of losing mittens every year.

Well, there you have it! It's a random sample of my blogs, very random, but it was fun to go back.

Next on the docket:
New Year In Japan (a few very old memories)
7 Lies About Me


Jan said...

Fun to read! And you only started blogging a month before I did, so I feel better. I was also the first in my family to go to college and to graduate--also my major was English!

Grandmère Mimi said...

It is fun to read just the one sentence. They don't make a whole lot of sense out of context, do they?

Happy New Year!

Rowan The Dog said...

I loved that "Redeeming The Mittens" post. Thanks for reminding us of that. You've put out a lot of fine posts this year Diane. Good work.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Ditto what Lindy said. You're a very fine writer who I enjoy reading.

.....and you only have 7 lies about you? That one will be interesting. Maybe you can start a meme.

Happy New Year!

Wyldth1ng said...

This one reads well, awesome.

You know, the next meme I get I am definately tagging you.

I always get disappointed when someone doesn't play along, but now that I know you are good for it.

Hope your new year is a happy one!

Rev SS said...

I agree with Lindy and PG ... you're a great writer, and I look forward to more great reading here in '08.

dust bunny said...

Happy New Year, Diane!

Barbara B. said...

A very Happy New Year -- I look forward to your blog entries in 2008! :)