Initial Post for 2008

02 Jan

So here we are, at the doorstep of a brand new year.   And what is there to post or share?  My lack of inspiration to post has bothered me last year.  By sheer stubborness, I decided to keep this blog, posting intermittently, which was a shame really.  I have always been a scribbler, writing a line or two in notebooks designed especially for this purpose.  However, life and work had eaten up most of my time in 2007 that posting took a backseat.  Since I don’t do resolutions, I better do a recap of the year that was, in my own way.

  • Finally gotten married, 11 years with the same man I believe is enough time to take the plunge :=)
  • Took my second cruise, this time to Alaska, what fun.
  • Started to face financial situation straight up.
  • Had a once-in-a-lifetime dinner at Masa’s ( partaking of their 9-course sampler menu.  Bill was about $500 but hubby’s bosses footed the bill.  I could never ever afford to eat there on my own pocket.  After the dinner while getting ready for bed, hubby and I looked at each other and we both agreed the amount of money spent on one dinner for two people could feed an Asian family for several months.  We felt so bad.
  • More on eating, this year I took my husband to his birthday dinner at the mecca of California cuisine, Chez Panisse ( where the mother of California cuisine, Alice Waters, presides.  Don’t ask about the bill, we felt bad about that but we thought it was well worth the experience.
  • I reached my nauseating point with regards to christmas songs and carols.  Local radio station started playing all christmas songs 24/7 from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas day.  We listen to it at work, I listen to it on the drive to and from work.  Midway through December, I could no longer take another rudolf sound.  So, I went back to my old reliables, THE EAGLES.  I felt so much better, felt relaxed and I could breathe. 
  • We so love our family, but even inside our family circle we can’t hide the fact that stereotyping exists.  This all became known to us during one of our Christmas  family games where a family member would write on a piece of paper a secret that he/she thinks family members do not know about.  Then at the end, each family member guesses whose secret it was.  To a man (I thought, including his father), Ernie was credited with the secret, I love to get drunk—-it was my husband who wrote this just to see who people will think likes to get drunk.  And because my husband is Bangladeshi, he was credited with I LOVE SPICY FOOD—twas Ernie.  It was a game of fun, but it was a wake-up call to me.
  • Low lights for the year—–two cousins died of cancer. 
  • Ex coworker continues to battle breast cancer.
  • Co worker diagnosed with breast cancer, she’s fighting it.

That is all for now.  I know that this is not a complete recap.  Will try to remember the rest.

Here’s hoping and praying we all be safe and healthy in 2008.

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