As I do every year, today I will recap the previous year's blog posts by giving you the first sentence of the first post of each month. Last year Elena asked me whether this tradition makes me hyper-aware throughout the year of what I post on the first of each month, but the truth is that I forget all about it as soon as it's done!
January: To everyone reading this—whether you're a "regular," an occasional visitor, a frequent commenter, a lurker, or someone who just popped in this once—I wish you and your loved ones a 2009 filled with happiness and good health and prosperity.
February: Does your house occasionally go through phases where everything falls apart at the same time?
March: Well, this weekend is just getting sweller and sweller.
May: 1. Swamp - Talking HeadsAugust: Did you notice in yesterday's " iPod Random Ten" list that "Tennessee Jed" came up—but instead of by the Grateful Dead, it was by Levon Helm?
September: Last week Steph spent a night at her best friend's house, and she came home raving about the dinner they had.
November: Pete has a permanent tooth coming down next to his baby tooth, instead of right down on top of it in order to push it out.
December: We did a massive cleanup before Thanksgiving, which meant that afterward we had to locate all the stuff we'd stashed in out-of-the-way places.