Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006: The year in review

I lifted this idea from Jennifer over at the Childside. She seems to suggest that it's trite and cliché because "everyone" is doing it, but I guess I must not get out much - not even virtually - because it was new to me.

The idea is to produce a retrospective by posting the first sentence from the first blog post of each month. Here, then, are some glimpses back on 2006 from our corner of the blogosphere:

January: When I started this blog, I thought I would use it to write about a lot of things ("raising a son on the autism spectrum, progressive politics, pop culture, and coffee addiction.")

February: When I arrived to pick up Bud from school yesterday, his eyes were a bit red and puffy.

March: I've been struggling to maintain that perspective I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, or even to find the words to write about the struggle.

April: Bud's spontaneous language just keeps getting better.

May: This weekend as we were getting ready to go outside to play, Bud approached me with his arms full of toys.

June: I was sitting at my desk when my cell phone rang.

July: There is poetry in the way Bud sees the world.

August: I've been scrambling to find a new autism specialist because the developmental pediatrician who's been working with Bud for the past four years is moving out of state.

September: I've been tagged.

October: I have followed, with interest, conversations among fellow bloggers about the use of the terms "high functioning" and "low functioning" as descriptors of autism.

November: I've never been a huge fan of Halloween before, but I have to admit - this year's festivities have left me feeling positively Wiccan.

December: As I've mentioned previously, it's officially Christmas season at our house.

Happy New Year to all my fellow travelers in the autism blogosphere. I look forward to sharing 2007 with you!


Wade Rankin said...

Happy New Year to us all!

VTBudFan said...

I love it!

Happy New Year!

Daisy said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you for sharing all year long.

mcewen said...

A whole year! I'm exhausted just thinking about it! Well done you.
Best wishes

Jennifer said...

lol - I guess you don't hang out on many lesbian parenting blogs besides mine.

Happy New Year.