This morning, watching the snow fall, drinking my coffee, I went looking for a couple of blogs I haven't seen in a while.
And realized, they are gone.
It made me sad. I had felt this connection, and while I wasn't paying attention, they left blogland.
So I that got me thinking, wow, I've been blogging here for 10 years. Who knows how many people I have met here? How many people have I touched?.........or maybe annoyed? :)
I started this blog in February 2007, posted a couple of times, then had a knee replacement that didn't go so well, didn't blog again until June. Then I really kind of got into it, and blogging became a regular part of my life.
Altogether I have posted here 1465 times. Holy crap.
I wasn't sure, when I started, what it was going to be. It started out to be about my weaving studio, and my retirement gig, after a 30 year career in nursing.
Then in 2011, I fell and hit my head. The next couple of years were the most difficult of my life, and to be honest, I blogged with the feeling that I was desperate for something to keep me together.
Through that time, of severe daily headaches, surgeries, meeting new limitations, YOU were all there. You encouraged me, you commiserated with me. God, with my family and friends, you got me through it.
I will always remember that I didn't do it alone.
I don't blog as often anymore, and I've often wondered if I should keep blogging. I'm not as motivated to do it, but then on the other hand, I don't want to stop either.
So I guess I'll just keep showing up here, telling my story, and hope someone still wants to read it.
To celebrate TEN years of blogging, I'm going to do a Giveaway.
A handwoven towel of my choosing.
All you have to do is comment, and tell me what you find interesting and want to hear more of.
Duh! Sorry.......I will draw from the names on Saturday night...the 18th!