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Cheers! Happy Birthday/ Anniversary!

I am totally plotting against that corn dog…
Happy Birthday! Anniversary? My blog is one year old today… what do I call this? I am not sure, but I am pretty excited. When I first started blogging, almost two years ago, I did not have a blog of my own. I mostly got my stuff published on Yahoo! Shine, and had a sprinkling of other articles all over the internets. Then one day I got inspired, and decided I wanted my own blog. I was also 9 months pregnant and potentially delusional.
Either way, with some help from an awesome web guy, you know who you are, I launched this little place. So, if you ever got super bored and looked through my archive, there are like a bagillion (read seventy something) posts all on this day last year. Because I wanted a home for all my random stuff strewn all over the place.
I had no idea what I was getting into, but I was excited. I still have no clue what I am doing, and I am still very excited. So I guess not much has changed on that front. But somewhere in the hundreds of posts, and interactions I found my voice. I heard a lot of people say that, but I never knew what they meant, because you see, little newbie naïve me thought I had a voice back then. I could not imagine what finding one was like. I figured it was like finding a puppy except you don’t have to ask anyone if you can keep it because you are the boss. To be honest I had a voice (and a puppy), but it was not well tuned (the voice, not the puppy). It was a fledgling voice (very much like the puppy). In a way I still very much resemble myself a year ago (which is a good thing since a year really isn’t that long). But my voice has gotten stronger (and the puppy has grown). Either that or I have just gotten louder. Very possible.
One thing I have obviously not yet honed: my analogy skills. Because puppies and blogs are nothing alike. You have to look after a blog each day. Walk it on social media road to socialize it with other blogs and show it off to everyone.  You have to feed it new posts to keep it alive. When you first got it you named it. You show it to anyone who even mentions the word Blog. Wait a minute… okay, so maybe blogs and dogs are similar. Maybe. The verdict is still out. Except for the corn dog in the picture for this post. I am totally plotting against that one.
In other news, happy birthday/anniversary little blog!
And I saved the best part for last. A big THANK YOU to all of you who supported this blog, read all my posts, informative and silly alike. Thank you for checking in to see what is new. Thank you for the comments and emails. While my posts were food for the blog and kept it going, you guys were the water. And I am going to stop now before this analogy gets any worse.
Cheers! And hopefully this coming year will be even better!

Thank You!

This isn’t really a post. It is just a big Thank You! This morning I just hit the 6000 reader mark, and I could not have done it without you! Because if you weren’t reading this I would have one less reader and would not be writing this post. You are awesome.
When I first started blogging I had no idea any of this would happen. I figured a few people may read my stuff (mainly friends and family who would have no choice). I thought maybe a few random strangers on the internets would stumble across it. My goal was to get 100 people to read at some point in the future.
I am truly amazed at what has happened. And a little bit shocked. I am grateful and thankful that you all have hung in there through the ranting, the writer’s block that seriously would not go away, for like a month, and most of all through my quirky/(really bad) sense of humor.
If you guys weren’t here this blog would not exist. I mean, I would still write, but if I blog and no one reads it, is it still a blog? I think I am mixing metaphors, or confusing rhetorical questions, or one of those.
Either way, before I continue droning on and on, I just want to say THANK YOU for allowing this to happen.

Ten Reasons I am Thankful

We all love the holidays for the parties, the food, and the general sense of festivities. But during the holiday season I also like to take some time to reflect on the things I am grateful for, and realize how lucky I am. It is hard to narrow it down to just ten, but I did my best.
1.       My husband
He is always there for me. His patience abounds (being married to me requires a lot of patience). He loves me deeply. He takes care of me, and is altogether a wonderful husband. He is also an amazing father.
2.        My daughter
She has changed the person I am and how I live my life.
3.       My Son
Just when I thought I knew what I was doing, he reminds me I have still a lot to learn. And his giggle is absolutely contagious.
4.       My family
I have a great family. We have our ups and downs, and sometimes sideway moments, but I am still glad to have all of you in my life.
5.       My friends
They are there for me in good times, and in bad. They cheer me up. Keep me going. Make me happy. And the really special ones go out for frozen yogurt and coffee.
6.       My co-workers
Both the ones in my office, and the ones online. You guys are great, supportive, and you motivate me more than you think.
7.       My house
I love my house, my home. My husband and I worked hard for it, and we treasure it. It is where I go for comfort, warmth, and to be with my favorite people.
8.       The many opportunities I have been given this year
I cannot even count how many great opportunities I have encountered this year. I have taken my writing to heights it has never been (please do not take this post as an example. I am extremely emotional while writing this, so it does not count). I have given birth to an amazing little boy. I have found passions I did not know I have. I have found yet another piece of the puzzle of me. I have found a little piece of happiness.
9.       My job
I am very grateful to have a job. In this economy, it truly can be a blessing.
10.   Everyone who I have encountered in real life and online
So many different people have touched and affected me this year. I saved this one for last, because I cannot fully express how happy I am to have gotten to know everyone, even if just a little. You are amazing and thank you for existing.
What are you thankful for?