Year in Review Meme

(I'll be traveling today, not sure if I'll have Internet, so I'm resorting to a meme, scheduled ahead of time.)

Blog the first line of your first post of each month for the past year.

January: As I start a new writing commitment, to myself and to my calling, it seems only right to begin with a day when something new happened to quite a few people.

February: I don't do a lot of instant messaging, but there are a few friends I keep up with via Google Chat.

March: As the snow flies outside this morning, I'm contemplating how I want to present what I want to present tomorrow.

April: There are so many things to say about the Emmaus story, but I am thinking this afternoon about how it feels not to be recognized, to be treated, for all intents and purposes, as invisible.

May: You would think they were the first daffodils anyone had ever planted.

June: Ruby tagged me, so here goes!

July: Today I took the third dose of methotrexate to treat my Rheumatoid Arthritis.

August: As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals

September: It's more than a cake.


November: As the only registered voter currently in residence Chez Songbird, I resist the suggestion that I vote early.

December: Like my dear friend Kathryn, I hear many of Isaiah's words in their form within Handel's Messiah: complete and beautiful.


12 Pictures = 12,000 words

Because the coolest of cool kids did it, the Flickr mosaic meme:

My creation

1. Birds016_songbird_, 2. tarts 'a popping., 3. IMG_4873, 4. Purple and Blue, 5. Robert Downey jr., 6. thirsty?, 7. Mt. Chocorua and Chocorua Lake, NH, 8. mmmummm..mummm…mmmmummmmumumum, 9. the observing queen… ♫♫, 10. sweet family, 11. he loves me/he loves me not., 12. She naps!

The Rules:

  • Answer each of the questions below.
  • Surf over to Flickr (set up an account if you don’t have one–it’s quick and easy) and type your answers (one at a time) into the search bar.
  • From the choice of pictures shown only on the front page, click on the one that moves you.
  • Once the page with your picture opens, copy the URL.
  • Surf over to the Mosaic Maker, set up your mosaic, and paste your URLs.
  • Click “Create!”

The Questions:

  1. What is your first name?
  2. What is your favorite food?
  3. What high school did you attend?
  4. What is your favorite color? (the picture I really loved, of lilacs with some effects, was not available for the mosaic, but go see it over here anyway)
  5. Who is your celebrity crush?
  6. What is your favorite drink?
  7. Where would you go on your dream vacation?
  8. What is your favorite dessert? (Subject to change hourly.)
  9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  10. What do you love most in life?
  11. Choose one word to describe you?
  12. Your Flickr name? (My flicker account is revsongbird, and that last picture is woolyheaded's Wooly Babe under the blanket I made for her!)

Feel free to tag yourself.