January 3, 2010

The Blog in 2009

Last year, about this time, I stole an idea from Under the Mad Hat to sum up the year by taking the first sentence from the first blog post of each month of 2008. It was fun. So much fun, in fact, that I'm going to do the same thing now for 2009.

Mad isn't blogging at Under the Mad Hat anymore, but you can still get your fill of her brilliance at her new blog about children's literature: Mouse Traps and the Moon, which I just realized I mistakenly called "Mouse Traps on the Moon" in my previous post. Oops! Sorry about that.

So, here is the year 2009 as summed up by the opening sentences of each month - proving 2009's yearness and my frivolity all in one fell swoop. Enjoy!

January: Last night I was just drifting off to sleep when the screaming started.

February: So far this week: - stomach flu - ear infections - fever - missing school - missing work - absence from blogs - painful stepping upon of legos - a visit to the doctor - and just now? I was fixing some Campbell's soup and it splattered into my eye.

: I just got an email telling me I've been accepted to the Masters of Information Studies program at U of T for next year.

April: Hi there.

May: Recess at school, I was playing alone on the swing set.

June: I took the kids to soccer in the rain yesterday.

July: Happy Canada Day!

August: Just so I can draw your attention to it: Check out my blog.

September: On the morning I managed to take control of my panic attacks Hubby and I were waiting in a hallway outside of the administrative offices of the Toronto college where I was studying Travel and Tourism, waiting to hand in my student loan and pay my tuition.

October: I'm supposed to be working on my research paper.

: I just ate a bowl of cereal.

December: This week's I Heart Faces photo challenge is "I Heart Tooshies" - photos taken from behind the subject.

And what have we learned from this exercise?

That I need to work on my opening lines. April's is especially brilliant, don't you think? And don't overlook November's. Yeesh. How embarrassing.

And since that isn't embarrassing enough, here's the last picture taken of me in 2009. This lovely ode to the holidays was snapped by my dad as I started gathering and organizing our stuff in my parents' dining room so that I could pack our bags before hitting the road to make the 12 hour drive back home.

Fa la lalala la la la laaaa

Aaaaand moving on... Nothing to see here...

Happy New Year to you all! I wish you a stellar 2010 - may the sun always shine and if it doesn't, may it only rain nice things, like ice cream and puppy dogs. Kisses!



Ginger Snaps! said...

is that a leapster 2? did you hool it up to the internet yet? very cool little things you can learn about your kid's play!! way better than the lmax's (we have those, too)

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Love this post. Great idea, may have to *borrow* it. ;) Happy 2010!

Natalie @YMCbuzz said...

Ah ha ha ha - the expression on your face. Good for you for posting that :)

That is all!
Natalie @YMCbuzz

Cherry Tree Lane said...

I LOVE that picture.

Tracie said...

What a great idea for a post....I am going to steal it one day! ;)

Hi There and Happy Canada Day to you too! hehe

Elaine A. said...

Happy New Year my friend. Hope you holidays were spectacular!

Quirky said...

That's a pretty neat idea! I think I might "borrow" it too.

PS- I love the part about the soup in the eye!