Sunday, January 23, 2011

My 1000th post.....

I thought about posting a photo from the past, but just decided to post this one. It is the type that makes me want to sit and think about the past....

I just happened to notice that my last post was the 999th post! My first post was may 31, 2007....most times I don't even notice the day to remark about it on my blog...so just wanted to point out that this is my 1000th post.

When I started, I had no idea if I would do it for even a month, let alone for years. Roger was still working when I first started it. I cannot remember how long I had started it before I told any of my family about it....I did not even tell Roger. Not one soul did I tell. I was afraid they would read it and afraid they wouldn't at the same time!

Now that they know, some of them read it on a fairly regular basis...some never even look at it. I do love knowing that some of them take the time to read it...they usually give me feedback in the form of emails. I don't know if they can even imagine how much I appreciate them. And I love getting comments in general.

In looking back, I realize just how many major things have happened. I don't even know where to begin. Roger retired, I had to have a biopsy to check for breast cancer, which turned out negative, oldest daughter got divorced, youngest daughter and husband bought their first home, Lorelei was born, youngest daughter moved a couple hours away, and oldest daughter moved clear across the country for a job I think she loves and that is very interesting, youngest daughter had two major surgeries....

Roger has finally got the time and most of the tools he needs to make knives...and has made several since retiring. I have had time to make a few quilts. And I have taken more pictures in these few years than all the ones put together up until the point I started my blog. In the search for photos, we have started seeing bald eagles. Not a lot, but more than I ever thought I would see in my lifetime. And we have went down roads we would never would have traveled otherwise.

I got my Cougar and Puss Puss after starting the blog...and later inherited Bubbie and Mama Cat. Sarah took her dog home to live with her after they bought their first house. Just in the past year both her dog and our old dog, Shelby have crossed the rainbow bridge.

These are just a few of the things that have happened...I am sure I am forgetting things. Probably serious things. If I think of more...I may do another post...

It is just amazing to look back and think of all the living that has been done in these few years.

14 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I enjoyed reading about the events in your life since you started writing your blog.

Judy said...

Happy 1000th post! I always love reading your blog posts and seeing your photos.

Mary said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! We started fairly close to the same time. I started in Sept. of that year. It is amazing how blogging becomes engrained in your life once you get in the rhythm of it. I'm proud of you for sticking to your format of writing....so many people only want to look at photos. I wimped out and switched to mostly photos. Your stories are always interesting and it has led us to get to know each other. Can't wait to meet one of these days...this year!

don said...

Congratulations on your 1000 pictures! What a wonderful track record of interesting pictures!
I enjoyed reading your narrative over the intervening years. I always enjoying reading your posts and seeing your pictures.

Tricia said...

Beautiful view, Rose... the snow is just so pretty!

Congrats on sooo many posts, 1000, WoW! I started in April 08, so you was on a year before me... =)

Be safe & GOD bless!!! =)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Times --they do change, don't they???? Wow--you all have gone through alot these past few years... I started blogging in June of 2006... Can't think of many major events which have taken place in our lives since 2006.. I guess my knee surgery is the main one.

Great post, Rose, and congrats for 1000 posts.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post -- I look forward to the next thousand.

EG Wow said...

Congratulations for having blogged since 2007! I LOVE reading your posts so keep 'em comin'!

Jacob said...

Congratulations...1,000 posts represents quite an achievement! And I love this photograph...like you say, it's the kind that makes you sit and look and think and let memories flood over you...very impressive and so well composed!

And I also find your writing absolutely enchanting. You have a way with words, but more than that, you have a way of speaking plainly about your joys and sorrows without whining or being maudlin. It's a gift and again I hope some day you'll put these reminiscences into book form along with your photos!

Bless you and your family, Rose!

A piece of news said...

Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Here's to another 1,000. I enjoy waiting for the grandkids to show up and just had a nice weekend with them. I'm glad you got to visit.

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow! Congratulations on reaching such a significant milestone! Thanks for sharing your life, pictures and adventures with us, I look forward to more.

Neal said...

You sure picked a good picture for your 1000th post. That is beautiful.

Carletta said...

Wow Rose! That's a lot of posting.
It sure does make you wonder where the time goes. I feel like I only just started blogging and it's been just over three years.
Things pass hardly without notice. Hubby was just saying yesterday he couldn't believe Lily was three and Lucy will be two in a couple of months.
I'm glad you only had that brief time of no blogging cause I enjoy coming here.

Gill - That British Woman said...

congrats on your 1000th post, time flies by fast when you're blogging.....

Gill

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