Barely getting there under the wire, but I was a bit busy tonight trapped ... I mean, enjoying The Alamo Bowl that Mizzou finally won in overtime. I know I'm not good at math, but how can 4 15-minute quarters turn into FOUR AND A HALF HOURS.
Anyway, today is my 4th blogiversary. And if you've been a follower from the beginning (Howdy Leesa and Pam), you know that I started my blog on my 25th wedding anniversary. The evening of. Now fast forward 4 years, and it should come as no shock that I am no longer married. Within 18 months of starting this blog and meeting two bloggers, I drove off from Colorado and visited Leesa in Montana. All my non-blog friends were afraid I was going to be bludgeoned to death, but it didn't happened. I think I have lifelong friends.
Since then, I have gone through a lot in my "old" age. Job change after job change (after a major lay-off in '03), a kid's high school graduation, a kid's college graduation, an empty nest, separation and divorce, a major move 2 hours away, taught sex ed to teens, lost 60lbs, the love of a lifetime, turned 50, learned to swim, went sailing on the Chesapeake, sold a house in what we thought was the worst housing market until recently, the loss of that aforementioned love, quitting my job, moving back to St. Louis, a breakdown, a move back, a new job, a new place, joined a choir, got a cat, and enjoyed a new life. and you've been there through it all or at least most of it or just some of it if you're a new reader.
I have met 4 bloggers personally, talked to several, met bloggers on both sides of the US and in the UK, been grateful at every step of the way for your friendship. I even have secret blog readers who never reveal themselves, but that's ok. I never figured out how to tell who was reading my blog, but I know it's available to all. I try not to censor too much, but I don't reveal everything either. If we talk or IM, you know far more about me. I don't blog often these days, but I am still here erratically. I still love reading your blogs and IMing with you. And I have to say I have met some of the most wonderful people through this blog.
Happy 4th blogiversary to me. Love you all.