It’s that time of year. From a trick I got from Nicholas one year, I am going to put up the first sentence from the first post for every month of 2009. Because I can.
Did you miss me? [Back after Christmas]
Him: I have a meeting at 5, so I may not be home until after the children have gone to bed. [A funny story without the punchline. There may be some disadvantages to this technique]
The Princess, at her request, started ballet classes before Christmas. [Which she then gave up]
The Princess and I had a day off together last Friday. [I am clearly a good mother to one of my children]
I was at mass with my mother in Cork last week. [And a good daughter too]
The weather was spectacular this weekend. [Fascinating]
Still no sign of doggy. [Anguish]
The Princess and I graced Cork briefly over the weekend. [Definitely a good mother to one of my children]
I am very fond of Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s books which provide delightful rhymes for the children and plenty of pictorial interest for the parents who end up reading and re-reading. [Now so]
The Irish people will be voting again on the Lisbon Treaty tomorrow. [YES, they voted YES.]
Really, why would I do this again? [This would be NaBloPoMo]
I am on leave today and occupying myself with domestic administration. [Another fascinating opening line]
New year’s resolution: Make opening lines more interesting.
And a happy new year to you, gentle reader. Please stick with me, I intend to make my opening lines more interesting.