Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Banner Day!!

Wow!!  It is a Banner Day!!

I began this journey of blogging November 13, 2011.

It was only one post but a beginning just the same.  Now, in my life I have never had the discipline to keep a journal or diary.  I would start, then a few days would go by and I would quit.  After a sputtering start I resumed blogging in April 2012.  Then the craziest thing happened.  People started following the site.  Amazing!!    Today's count shows there are 44 followers.  In my wildest dreams I could not have foreseen that 44 people would follow my blog.  To date there have been 73 posts! And then there are the comments. (408)  I would never have guessed how encouraging and empowering your comments have been.  They have become the steam to keep my engine and dream alive.    I am convinced that without you, the readers and especially the commentators, I would not be still blogging today.  I thank you for all of your support.
It has made an incredible difference to me.

I started the blog as a virtual scrapbook and journal of my journey from homeowner and fosterparent to retirement and travel.  Notes to myself and family.  And it has become so much more.  It has forged new friendships, mutual support and a source of ongoing ideas and information to me.

It seems to be now coincidence to me that this celebration of hitting the 10000 views has come following a brand new years beginning.  It seems to be a brand new beginning for me as well.  The dream is withing grasp.  Thank-you for sharing the journey thus far..... stay tuned the best is yet to be!!



  1. You're welcome. We enjoy your posts!

  2. You are such a hard act to follow. You continue to amaze me with all you have thought of and through. I relish our friendship as it has grown. My commitment was to start mine and I guess you have shamed me into it.

    Thank your for your courage and support the past year! Keep blogging.

  3. My surgery put me behind in blog reading, but I'm trying to catch up. Happy to see you are still posting. :)

  4. I too find that the comments keep me going when otherwise even though I do want this record of my life and pictures, I might not bother. Glad I can support you as your comments support me. Congratulations!

  5. Isn't it amazing how that happens?? Keep on truckin'

  6. Congratulations for sticking with the blog. It is a wonderful way to capture life and share with others.

  7. Love your blog - it's just the beginning of many more posts, I hope.