Sunday, December 28, 2008

Flowers For Me

I decided to give myself flowers today, something non snowing looking. I know that Far Guy would have brought me some himself, but he knows me well..flowers indoors make my eyes run and water and they make me sneeze. I photographed these beautiful Red Hollyhocks in my Mother and Fathers garden last summer. It is not a perfect photo, but it will do..cause I got the flu..I just woke up from a 16 hour nap of sorts. I got a really bad cold and body aches..it is a belated Christmas gift I anticipate every year, sometimes it shows up before Christmas sometimes after..it is a STRESS related gift I give myself every year. My body is upright at the moment, with no fever!

There is another reason I get flowers today. It is my one year blogging anniversary! I made it! I know for all my blogspot readers that I have only been here since September, but there is a link to my archives if you scroll down to the very bottom of this page.

I wrote this last night before my long nap:

I am curled up on the couch scribbling this with pencil, times have not changed much. I still love my pencil and I find it a comfort to form words with. Pretty Strange HUH? A year ago I made a New Years Resolution to begin this blog and keep up with it. Mission Accomplished! I missed only three days this past year, the day niece Meg got married, I blogged twice the day after, and two days when daughter Jen was in the hospital with her almost famous Kidney Stones. I am still not the kind of writer I want to be, but I am more comfortable after a year of writing almost everyday. I still do not have a primary focus, I bounce around a lot, maybe that is the very unorganized me trying to take over the organized me. One of my goals was to leave some small part of me behind for my Grandchildren. Now they have some stories.

I like writing about people I have known, and about animals I have met, and memories from my childhood. I will continue to write my truthful point of view. Now a question for my readers..are you up for another year? Or have you heard enough? :)

16 comments:

  1. You better keep writing, because I need the daily dose of laughter you always provide:)
    Sorry you're feeling under the weather.

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  2. MORE!!!!!!!! MORE!!!!!!MORE!!!!!!!

    LOL, yes more!

    So sorry you are not feeling up to snuff. But I love your posts, and honestly last week, I needed them! Thanks for writing, and I am soooooo glad that you post everyday.

    Big hugs!

    [Can I say that? Are we good enough friends yet?? Hope so.] I am just being cheeky.

    Get well soon.

    Jen

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  3. KEEP ON KEEPING ON: BLOGGING just the way you do because it's just like reading a really good book, I love it!
    You always provide very interesting stories and your personal view is always refreshing, it makes me consider another angle to things, not just how I would see it!

    AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND!

    Hugs for the New Year Liz in PA ♥♥♥

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  4. keep them coming---I have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. I'm sorry you are sick. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Jewel

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  5. Keep up the good work!

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  6. every day for one year? wooooooo HOOOOOO!

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  7. Congrats Connie! You're doing great.

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  8. Don't stop now Connie. Hope you feel better soon.

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  9. Wow! Happy blogaversary! And get better quickly.

    I think I have the flu, too.

    Waaaaaaaah.

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  10. Congratulations and what a great idea for blogging. I never thought about it being something for your descendants to read. What a lovely idea. Trouble is, I won't have any descendants 'cause mum gets possessive of me and won't let me have any real girlfriends (I can only have virtual ones). Hope you feel well soon. By the way, love your photos. I'm trying to encourage mum to get a digi camera so I often leave blogsites open on her computer if they've got lots of photos on them, as a hint! xx

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  11. Glad that you have met dear Henry! He's a real hoot, isn't he?

    I'm NOT up for one more year... I want at least TEN more!!

    Or is that being too greedy?

    Happy Blog Anniversary!

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  12. By jove, you did it! Congratulations, and great job! I loved reading your analysis of the year, too. Besides meeting a ton of new friends and adding in photography, you learned some interesting things about yourself...Wow!

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  13. Congratulations Far Side of Fifty! I like hearing your stories--my mom reads them to me sometimes--so please keep blogging!

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  14. gah I know I am WAY late...Im sorry...moving is so busy! But please keep blogging! ANd happy one year!!

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  15. More please! (I'm late, too, but you can blame Time Warner for that. Grrrr!)

    Anyway, I love your blog. Keep it coming!

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie