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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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rather than under a

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Hugs and blessings,

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Something NEW and my 2008 Review (Meme)

Make Time for Small Reflections
(Heads or Tails is in the next post)
Did you know that elephants like snow?

2008 Review Meme
(as I remember it)

I confess I can't recall
just who tagged me, but the ball
bounced to me & I did play
gathering these here today.

Addendum ... Methinks it was Hootin' Anni
who wrote about this tag ...so the
award at the bottom is
certainly hers too!

Last year I did modify
rules to play
, but this year I
found this meme a simple fete ...
and what follows is complete.

To join in this quick review
here is all you need to do.
Copy, paste, & share the first sentence(s) of the first post of each month during 2008 ... including links for anyone who would like to read more ... just because.
Remember these ...
or not ...?

January - Mondays Blog Review Meme
(for newbies like me)
I've only been blogging for 10 weeks, so I can't pick the 1st post of each month to do the 2007 meme, but I can take 1st line from each Monday's post to see what happens.

February - Haiku Friday - Volume 9
What a marathon
time of writing this has been
authoring two blogs.

Fifteen items left
to complete "One Hundred One
Things About Myself

I've run out of steam
for the moment, but I hope
I will finish soon.

March - Saturday Edition - Five Really Good Things
1. This picture from Lol Cats and Funny Pictures cracked me up this morning when I saw it!

April -Happily Hai-ku'd Happenings
This morning I spent
time with Google Reader in
hopes of clearing out

many unread posts
but it seems a hopeless task ...
500 plus left!

May - T-13 #22 - Modified Meme of Fours (part 2)
Ivanhoe tagged me for 'The Meme of Fours' after being tagged by her new blogging buddy Life, or Something Like It. As written, this meme has 7 categories with 4 things in each, but I've modified it to have just 3 categories with 4 items plus an extra item to make a total of 13 for a previous Thursday Thirteen post (#20) ... and have decided to use the remaining categories today.

June - CC#7, TENNIS UPDATE, and my 8th UM ...
The French Open
It's Day 8 but yesterday
dubbed a '5-set Saturday'
with men's matches ... close and long
today's players all so strong!

July -Heads or Tails #13 - Yippee!!!
I intended to write about my 18 day trip last summer to Taos, New Mexico for HoTs this week. However, as some of you know ... I've been taking classes on Photoshop Elements 6 for about 7 weeks. Computer memory issues had been plaguing me for some time ... and working with Photoshop requires LOTS of memory ... so I ordered a new laptop June 12th ... shared the saga of delays as they unfolded during the time between then and now.

August 1st - HF#61 - An apology, correction, and more ...
I apologize
to the Sky Watch visitors
because my 1st link

in the Sky Watch Hub

brings you here when
my Sky Watch
post is located

on my other blog
with a Haiku of it's own
a simple mistake.

September 1st -
Fun Monday #21 - My blogging spaces ...
My favorite 'blogging space' is outside on my patio ... in the company of Ms. Kitty OR Molly (if you look closely at the large photo you'll see her head next to the chair closest to the open door), but never both since they don't really enjoy the company of one another. I blog here in the early morning (before the sun overtakes the patio and creates too much glare to read the screen) ... and in the late afternoon/early evening when shade returns. Notice my lime tree providing the shade has tons of ripened fruit. Fortunately there's an electrical outlet just behind the blue chairs for when I need a 'charge' ...

October 1st - Whimsical Wednesday #7
In case you missed them ... I left an award for all my 'followers' (see sidebar widget) last Friday ... and another animated award for ALL my 'bloggy friends' in my Morning Musings on Monday to enjoy and pass along to others. I know I've been busier than usual lately and haven't done as much blog visiting the last few weeks. I'm sorry if I've missed some of your posts, and am hopeful that I'll get a handle on 'life' soon.

November 1st - NaBloPoMo begins today with
It's been a BUSY & challenging week,
... yet enjoyable in many ways as well.
1. Thanks to everyone who left 'remedy suggestions' and 'well-wishes' while I dealt with a lingering sinus headache for several days last week. Fortunately, the weather has shifted from dry to damp ... finally! My it's a thing of the past at the moment and I'm hoping we get some measurable rain out of the storm cell off the coast of Southern California because we do need it.

December 1st - Monday Morning Musings
After being greeted with a 'blitz of spam' on more than a dozen old posts from someone named John who seems to be pushing a site that sells drugs to enhance sex life of men (now hopefully deleted forever by me) ... I've published a brief Haiku, Morning Musings about WordPress & shared three new awards at my new Happily Retired Gal blog already this morning, so I hope you'll drop by when time permits.

I made this award for everyone who
participates in this meme on their own blog
and leaves me a link so I can visit too.

How about it?
Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward." Margaret Fairless Barber, The Roadmender


Mike Golch said...

I hope that you have a Happy New Year my friend.

Karen said...

I remember when you did this last year--very interesting!

Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I did the same thing and hadn't seen this or any other meme on it. I like the collage of words it provides and the review of the year is always good. How fast it goes.

Happy New Year!

Momisodes said...

Oh this was a fun look back!

It's been wonderful following you here and seeing your photoshop skills blogging grow (literally) throughout the year. It has been a pleasure and I look forward to seeing more in the new year!

Wishing you all the best for 2009.

Akelamalu said...

Happy New Year M'dear.

I love elephants and that clip of the baby rolling in the snow is just too cute! :)

Patsy said...

What a year you also had. I saw this over at Hootin Anni's (hers not yours) but had already decided on how I wanted to wrap up my year. Maybe next year I'll do this. :) Thanks for dropping by --I'm excited about blogging the year 2009 -- It should be a wonderful year.

I'll be reading and writing.

Unknown said...

That's a pretty cool meme, What a full year!

Travis Cody said...

That baby elephant looks just like a little kid let out the front door after a snow storm.

Magpie said...

It's a good meme - and interesting to see the threads.

Mo said...

Happy New Year to ya! I don't remember how I found you (!!), but I'm glad I did...I luv this little meme, and I captured your pic for it, to use on my yearly review.

Here's to a fabulous 2009!!

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