Dates to remember*

December 30, 2003

When I was in junior high and high school, one of my favorite things to do at the end of a year was sit on my bed with a blank calendar and a pile of colored pens. I loved reading my old calendar to see what I did that year and marking the new one with events, stars and scribbles. It was an exercise in memory and anticipation. Evey little square represented a world of possibility.

I still enjoy that sort of thing, and I’m just aching for a quiet moment so I can christen my new calendar and diary, reminisce about the precious past year and look forward to the year ahead.

* Today, for example, is my big brother’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Tom2. I miss you.


  1. shi says:

    I love your site so much! It’s simple and cute =) I adore it!!

  2. meredith says:

    Hey Christine, I just surfed on over to your site recently, and I absolutely love it! You are a beautiful writer and artist. I just wanted to say hi, and that I also *love* marking up new calendars and planners and fun stuff like that. I’m waiting for my planner to be shipped to me (I ordered it online) and then I can’t wait to make it all colorful and fun! Keep up the awesome work, and Happy 2004!

  3. freak says:

    this site really does make one feel good about things. it’s so positive. i’m not usually a “sunshine and smiles” kinda gal but i think i’ll be visiting this site more often, whenever i get tired of all the ‘gloom’ and ‘angst’ of daily life. =)

    i love your website. very neat and lovely. creative and original too. =) keep it up!

  4. ebyang says:

    I’d like to have a website of my own just like yours…so real…simple…cute…and funny…someday…

  5. painting says:

    Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes
    you weep.
    — Carl Sandburg

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