Sorry for the hiatus, folks. I meant to write a “Hil Street is on vacation” post, but when I realized I had a week-and-a-half break from both of my jobs, I suddenly created an aversion to computers, the internet, and typing. This aversion could not be overcome. So I am very sorry that the Holly Street Journal didn’t have a post on Christmas Day.
Opening my laptop required the strength of Hercules.
So if you e-mailed me – sorry. I haven’t read it. It got so bad that I called Tara to ask what one of her e-mails said, explaining that I was avoiding my computer. I refuse to open my e-mail.
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas. Now, we are on to 2008 – can you believe it? My New Year’s resolution is to eat more vegetables. While I do keep a healthy organic diet (evidenced by the sharp decline of Kraft Spiral Mac and Cheese sales in the early 2000s) we could all use more veggies.
I’m also going to incorporate more free time. It only took about six panic attacks and fourteen inconsolable crying fits in 2007 for me to realize that some obligations just had to go. I want more time just to “be.” Prayer is more meaningful when in a true meditative state, no?
I want more time to be a good wife, daughter, sister and friend. This free time in 2008 will include more brunches with girlfriends, more phone calls to Ellie, more time devoted to the British “The Office,” more time to read, and more time to arrange and rearrange my vast collection of shoes (Suz knows).
But 2007 isn’t gone yet! 2007 was a milestone year. Ryan and I continued our education. We earned our undergraduate in marriage. Mercedes died. My sister moved to Maine. Ryan grew a beard. Ryan and I rode mules into the Grand Canyon. We got a puppy. We planted a tree. My cousin returned safely from Iraq. I started a blog.
In honor of blogging in 2007, here are the top Hil Street blog posts.