Tuesday, August 23, 2011


This is my 500th Post.

Let's all take a minute.  (I don't know what we're doing, but let's just take it)

Two years, and nine months ago, to the day, I started blogging.  I can't remember why I even started.  I do know I loved reading The Pioneer Woman daily, and she kind of inspired me.  Of course, I don't have a cattle ranch, four kids or a Marlboro Man, so my blog is completely different.

I tried to think of something special to write today.  I mean, after all, this is number 500!! I went to read my first ever post, and noticed that not a lot has changed.  I mentioned that I'm lazy, and what do you know, I'm still pretty lazy.  I mentioned not getting a lot done on Sundays, and that still rings true. I still have that blonde chunk at the front of my head.  I still have an insatiable need for cheese.    (I've also included pictures of myself, one from each year I've been blogging.  Yes, they are in chronological order.  It's a plethora of JuJu.)

Much has stayed the same.  I'm still confused.  I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.  I still love America's Next Top Model. (All Stars in September!)  But, as the world turns, so does change occur!

For one thing, my kids have grown.  Taylor has gone from being a blonde to a redhead to a darker redhead.  She's graduated high school, started college, took time off from college and returned to college.  She and her first love broke up, and we've seen her go through a few more boys in these years.  Her skin has gone from totally plain to quite tatted.  She's on the cusp of moving out of the house.  Jake has graduated from college, taken the LSAT, and finished his first year of law school.

We've traveled to Portugal, Florida, St. Louis, Arizona, New York City, North Carolina, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Myrtle Beach.  We've seen Dave Matthews and Jonny Lang a few times.  We went to the Moog Fest in Asheville.  We attended many parties, oyster roasts and sporting events.  We spent a lot of time at the beach, and each year finds us spending more time with family members.

I returned to watching American Idol.  I started watching, and now adore, Project Runway.  I'm still watching All My Children, although, not for much longer.  I'm on my third laptop and my second couch.  I've seen four Harry Potters in this time frame.

Many of our friends have married and are now having children. Heck, I got married!!   My nest is emptying, and theirs are growing!  We had the best World Cup party.  Friends moved back from far away.  Friends moved too far away.  We lost our Bailey Boy.

The best change?  Meeting all the wonderful people I've met through this blog.  I sincerely feel that you are my friends, and I care deeply about you.  I've been lucky enough to actually meet one blogger friend, in person.  Twice.  Cheers to you Mel, Sandie, Catherine, Angie, Grandma K, Sherri and Tallulah Mae.  To anyone who takes the time to read this blog, thank you. It means the world to me that you take the time to read all  my blatherings!

I never thought I'd stick with this for as long as I have. (Heck, this blog has lasted longer than my first marriage!)   But, I think I'm in it for the long haul.  Here's to the next 500!!


mel said...

Do not ever disappoint me and stop writing! Happy 500th, and here is to at least 500 more!

sherri s. said...

{Confetti and balloons drop from the ceiling...} Yay, congrats on your 500th post! It feels pretty cool, doesn't it, my blog (bloggy? blogger? bloggish?) friend!

I concur--do NOT stop writing...we'll all have to just shut down the Interwebs and go home.

word: unsil

Unsil and Gretel--a rather creepy tale...what is the moral of THAT story, by the way?

angie128 said...

DOOT DOOT!! I don't have a party horn, so I'm using Cooper's recorder!....

Happy 500th!

You are a bright spot in my day.

Grandma K said...

Happy 500th. Please keep writing. I am so happy I found your blog. I miss you when you are too busy to write. Here's to 5000(!)more!