Thursday, January 1, 2015

Five Years and Counting... a Blog Anniversary

It's been five years since I started this blog.  What started out as just a way to talk about my day, has turned into a mish-mosh of just about anything and everything.

Along the way I considered not blogging.  Then decided I would continue.

I promised myself I would blog often, and then fell back and missed days at a time.

I ranted and griped.  And then went into the kitchen and baked off my anger.

I've shared my travel adventures and my family get-togethers, my gardening and my cooking.

And whilst I did all those things, I found new blog friends to read and enjoy.

Had I been starting my blog today I would tell you that I put away all of my Christmas decorations.  It took over four hours and my house looks infinitely bigger inside without all the Santas, trees, and garland.

For dinner I made lamb chops Genghis Khan based on the rack of lamb recipe from The Lark restaurant here in West Bloomfield.  I was starving and ate more than I should have done.  But I rationalized that by telling myself I had made a gazillion trips up and down the stairs putting all the decorations back in the basement.  (I really need a dumbwaiter that I can load up which would eliminate carrying everything.)

I found time to watch some TV, do laundry, vacuum, play some Scrabble and now, blog.  All in all a rather busy start to the New Year.

It is very cold here but at least it isn't snowing.  I attribute that to my buying a new snow-blower and also hiring someone to clean the heavy snows from my drive.

Tomorrow I have a yoga class and have absolutely nothing else planned.  I may just totally relax over the next few days before I start baby-sitting again.

Oh, maybe I'll try to find something to blog about.

8 comments:

  1. I can't remember when I started blogging, it was quite a while ago. Recipes were added later. Haven't taken our decorations down yet, 12th night. Right now not doing anything much, feeling sorry for myself, had a fall and tore my thigh muscle.

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    1. I am so sorry to hear of your fall. I know how bad it feels to tear a muscle and you have every right to pamper yourself.

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  2. Happy blogaversary! My sixth is coming up in a few weeks. I sometimes think of stopping, but I really do enjoy it. When it stops being any fun I am sure it will let it fade out. Happy and healthy new year!

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    1. I am sure we will both know the the time is right to 'retire' the blog. Happy New Year! and keep up the interesting posts. I really enjoy seeing your pictures.

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  3. Happy blogaversary! I'm at just about a year and a half and have had the same ups and downs you write about. As long as it is enjoyable and (for the most part) not a burden, keep at it! I hope I'm still blogging in five years and I hope you are too!

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    1. Thanks for reading. I am always looking to find interesting blogs to follow, but some of my favorite authors have quit blogging. It is a challenge sometimes and almost liking having another 'job'.

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  4. I'm so glad you decided to continue blogging. How else would I have met you, my friend from the other side of the world? It is a pleasure to read about what you describe as as mish-mosh of everything. Congratulations on the 5th anniversary of your blog. May there be many more!

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    1. Thank you. You are such a beautiful writer and I enjoy your posts very much. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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