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And So Begins 2007…

I’m really trying to look at the positive here. But it’s getting difficult.

As I’m writing this, I’m not online and haven’t been for two days. Why? Because sometime on New Year’s Eve our phone service went out—which means no dial-up connection to the Internet either.

So, we’ve had no phone. For New Year’s Day. For all the calls and Happy New Years that we would’ve exchanged with family and friends (cell phone calls are expensive!). For connecting with the blogging world to which I’ve become so attached in this last month.

Incidentally, the first day of the new year ended up being the first day I didn’t post since I began my blog.

Is that a good start to 2007 or what?

On the positive side? It’s not just me without the phone; the entire village is without service. No, I’m not wishing misery on others. This is a sheer numbers game. The fact that the entire mountaintop can complain, means, theoretically, that Telecom should get to the problem sooner, right?

Humor me.

The other thing bringing me down as the new year rises is that I’m sick. Dreaded influenza sick. I thought it was just a little cold and then yesterday afternoon I got all achy and high feverish, which, according to page 93 of the issue of Family Circle my mom sent me, means real live flu and not just cold.

So, my friends, I’m achy and Internetless.

Happy 2007 y’all!

Of course since you’re reading this, we now have our phone back. Yes, the dial-up connection is so S to the LOW that I could handwrite this and mail it to everyone before it gets posted, but at least it’s something.

I also had plans of lightening the mood a bit with pics of our New Year’s Eve as we partied in ignorant bliss not knowing that we’d be cut off from the outside world for days, but dial-up says unh-uh. Not now.

And another thing–I’m not sure why I can’t see my cute little squares at the top of the page as everything on my template is exactly as I left it a few days ago when I *could* see the cute little squares, but I don’t have the energy to play right now.

I think it’s best if I just go watch The House of Carters or something. Those Crazy Carters are always good for a laugh (I learned yesterday).

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8 Beans of Wisdom to “And So Begins 2007…”
  1. Christine
    01.02.2007

    If it makes you feel better, I can see the cute little squares, so it may just be the slow connection messing up the download? Maybe?

    Feel better, and Happy New Year to you, P. and Luna!

  2. sognatrice
    01.02.2007

    It’s the weirdest thing! Even on photobucket, where they come from, when I click to enlarge that picture, I see nothing. Maybe they’ll be back tomorrow. Thanks. I’ll try to post some pics now as at least I feel better about the squares!

  3. laxlaw
    01.02.2007

    Ciao Bella!

    I hope you’re feeling better – my P is sick too (of course, won’t take anything or go see a doctor … but that’s another story).

    Here’s to lots of blogging in 2007 – I check in (almost) every day. Well, at least when I’m on the computer. So, no more online problems!

    Kisses – K

  4. Giulia
    01.02.2007

    Glad to see you back! I was wondering why you were so “quiet” and not around. I hope you are feeling better by now! If it’s any consolation, I can see your purdy squares just fine! 🙂

  5. stacy
    01.02.2007

    Feel better – I look forward to your pics! I’m new to your blog but really like it. Happy New Year – hey its starting out crappy so it can only get better!

  6. J.Doe
    01.02.2007

    I see the cute little squares too. I guess your blog is sick like you. 🙁 Hope you feel better soon.

  7. Delina
    01.03.2007

    I wondered where you were, but just assumed you were glued to Sky (were you?). Hope you feel much better now. btw, can’t believe you watch the Carters – or admitted to it at least hahaha

  8. sognatrice
    01.03.2007

    Thank you all much for the good thoughts, and a special welcome to Stacy, who has an excellent point.

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