It is a sad fact of life that the Christmas lights have to go back into storage right at the point where everything slows down enough for me to really enjoy them.
Before I commence the Great Christmas Disassembly of 2009 (which almost certainly precedes the Great New Year’s Depression of 2010), I thought I’d take a breather and wish everybody auld lang syne and all that jazz.
In truly self-absorbed bloggy fashion, I thought I would bore everybody with a little summation of 2009 from my personal perspective. This will undoubtably be more for my benefit than for yours, so if you want to take a little nap, now would be an excellent time. All tucked in? Cozy blankie? Lights dim? Okay then, here goes:
(one editorial note: by “favorite” post, I mean posts that I personally revisit in the hopes that any truth I discovered from wrestling with God will someday sink in)
A One Thing recap of 2009
January: I painted a bedroom, survived near death in an ice storm, started my very own weekly blog carnival, and put dreadlocks in my daughter’s hair.
Funniest post: tea party
Favorite post: pearls before swine
February: I painted the solar system onto canvas, compiled lists of my favorite romantic comedies, created the first ever One Thing award, and my beloved Mother in Law had not one but TWO heart attacks (she’s doing well today).
Funniest post: Actually, I don’t think I was very funny in February, 2009. But I did write a really nice poem.
Favorite post: Courage
March: In March, I disappeared. Like, forever. Except not. Let’s just say I was sick of life blogging and thought I’d never come back. Most people took me at my word and thus, I lost about half of my readership. Ah, well, c’est la vie, or if you love something set it free, or when life hands you lemons, or whatever.
April: My grandbaby was born. Someday I intend to write about that. I only wrote one post all the livelong month. Most of you were all like “What th…? Are you back? Or not? Are you not back? Or are you back? Are you bipolar, or what?”
To which I say: Yes. And: Sorry.
May: My grandson smiled, two of my children got baptized, and I railed against so-called cheap vacations.
Funniest Post: LOST: MY way
Favorite Post: The Mat
June: I had an entire week of giveaways! They were pretty damn awesome, if I do say so myself, too. I also started Top Ten Tuesdays, and although many other people do that too, none of them feature my totally fabulous Top Ten SQUID. Which obviously makes mine the best.
Funniest Post: A Funny Poll
Favorite Post: Love Lightly (another poem…sorry)
July: I wrote a letter to Father Time, a minute-by-minute detailing of my day (er…part of it), and why I love cemetaries.
Funniest Post: Summer Staycashun
August: I exhorted you to see at least one movie this year (Julie and Julia), made my own versions of Ugly Dolls, shared some other DIY projects, and told you all the ways God reminds me that He cares.
Funniest Post: Getting Published
Favorite Post: exhibit C
September: I posted some really cute pictures of my kids. And wrangled with my heart. Like, a lot.
Funniest Post: Top Ten Tuesday
October: I took a 40 day bloggy break. In which I lost a fourth of my remaining readership. Hey, who needs ’em anyway? It’s you faithful types that I value. harrumph.
December: I posted pictures from Thanksgiving, pictures of children decorating gingerbread men, and pictures of underwear on light fixtures. Also wrote a tribute to my baby brother, and got very silly as we approached Christmas. It was a random month.
Funniest Post: I don’t know. How about you tell me?
Okay! Time to wake up now! Come on! Wakey wakey!! It’s two hours from the New Year here and this took me way longer than it should have. So I’m off to watch a little Monk (first season, gift from My Beloved, major score), drink a beer (hey, I’m out of champagne) and watch 2010 approach. May it come bearing gifts and grace for every one of us.