Monday, February 04, 2008

My Elementary School Journal

When I was in elementary school, I got a journal for Christmas. I think I was in about the 4th grade. I would write in the journal every day for about two months. The entries are mesmerizing. I was quite the writer. Brevity was my strong point. Here's an example:
"Today I went to school. After school I went home and mom made me practice the piano. We had upside-down hamburger pie for dinner. It was gross."
After weeks on end of that kind of entry, there would be a gap of several weeks or months. Then I would start up again with an entry that looked like this.
"Sorry I haven't written in weeks. Over the last few weeks I've gone to school, gone to church, played with my friends, and we went to see Granny and Papa twice."
That was my catch up.

Well, it seems that I've become the same person in my blog. Hopefully I just had a small absence and will be back to the regular blogging now. I sure enjoy it when all the folks I read in blogs keep posting. I guess that means I should do the same.

Here's to more blogging in 2008!


An Ordinary Mom said...

This is funny! I have my old elementary school journal, too, and my entries are very similar. I have been meaning to post some of them for awhile now ... just been a little lazy :) !!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I have quite a few diary entries that start with, "I have so much to catch you up on." And quickly end with, "But I don't have the time so maybe I will write tomorrow." And I never did.

I think the only thing that keeps me blogging is knowing that it is the only journal I have. Now I just need to save it or print it before I loose it all.

Duchess said...

too funny. i love it.

PJMcD said...

I kept a journal before I got married, but it has totally fallen off.I have too many other things that take up my time, besides I'd rather squish the DW than write in a book.

annzy said...

I thing upside down hamburger pie is gross too.

Mr. Koshchei said...

Oh, man, I love upside down hamburger pie with a yummy biscuity crust. It works at least as well with some Jiffy corn bread on top. You just have to make sure to leave out the celery and only have a bit of onion. What I couldn't stand was shepherd's pie, with the mashed potatoes and green beans - bleah - though I like it much better now, I still never make it.

Rager said...

I made the upside down hamburger pie once for for the DW when we were first married and she was not a fan. I don't think I've had it since, but I really like it.