As I sit at my computer on New Year's Day night, the power just came back on. It has been twitching and spiking all evening. Some kind of humongous storm has blown in. As soon as I could get back on the internet, I immediately went to the satellite channels and hurricane forecasts. The wind is that strong. It is blowing the rain sideways and trees are moaning. Some kind of line is down and lying on the ground in front of my house. We have all our services so not sure what it goes to. Maybe cable? Just down but not broken. It's kind of scary when the wind blows like this and we have to close up the whole house. As long as he is warm and in the house, Simon could care less though.
Simon the simon-ese rescue cat at 14 months
I've been thinking all day about the past year and the many surprises it held for me. I think the two biggest things that happened in 2007 that impacted me were all of the burglaries and our seven week car trip through Mexico. One nice, one not so nice.
And, of course, we said goodbye to many of our good friends this year. The tragic accidental death of Dillum hit me really hard. Many of our friends left the island this year in search of greener pastures also. The economy is just that bad now.
Another unexpected thing was how my world has changed because of this blogger stuff. I have now met in person three wonderful people who blog: Jonna from Blah Blah Ginger and her partner Mimi and, of course, K of CancunCanuck and her wonderful son, Max. But those are only the ones I have met in person. I have developed some great email friendships with a few other bloggers. One in particular has enriched my life more than she will ever know. She knows who she is.
I am almost gave up my blog a couple of times this past year. Not out of boredom though. Both times out of fear. Some of the things I have said, in complete innocence and wanting to just talk about life as it is, have touched some nerves. And not in a good way. But with the support of my partners and talking with a few other bloggers, I decided to keep at it. And I am glad I did.
Keep your eyes tuned to this blog this Friday. CancunCanuck and I will be announcing our big surprise on that day. Until then, I will definitely be blogging away again in 2008!