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26 December 2007

one year!

A year ago today…I made my first post. With her wild child wisdom my daughter suggested I start a blog to tell stories on…and to give me a place to put my rants in written form. Mostly so that she…and others who hang with me…don’t have to hear the same stories over and over again…

Who knew there would be people writing weblogs who would make me laugh, who would bring tears to my eyes…and even those who would tick me the hell off? I’ve yet to meet any of you…(with the exception of Rekabek who was once upon a time a work colleague) however I consider many of you my friends. I quote what you say….I laugh with you…sigh with you…and pray for you. I read about some of the most intimate details of your personal lives...and I don't really even know you.

In the last year there have been 230-some posts and 5800-some visits…even though I spent a couple months away last spring. I’ve written about things I rarely speak of. I've found the written word way more comfortable than I ever realized.

I am still new to the weblog world…just a rookie.
My life is so very different now than it was a year ago...
...and the next year holds many more changes.

Thank you for being a presence in my life.
Thank you for engaging me in laughter and debate.
Thank you for giving me things to think about.
Thank you for enriching my daily existence.
Thank you for...

wading through my stream of consciousness…


Jeff B said...

Happy Aniversary Katherine!

I won't speak for others, but I'm sure I'm not alone in saying what a blessing it's been getting to know you. Your honesty and transparency are exceptional qualities that I for one admire.

I have one friend, Kevin, who blogs and of course my brother Gene, but outside of that I haven't met any others face to face.

It is pretty amazing how close we can become to one another though. I feel fortunate to be able to call you a friend and I look forward to getting to know you more during the comming year(s).

Matt-Man said...

Congrats Kat and Happy Blogaversary. I enjoy reading you everyday, and hope that life's challenges work out as best they can in 2008. Hug and Cheers!!

Roger said...

Happy Blog birthday Katherine!...Thank for being you!!! :D

Anndi said...

Happy bloggerversary (is that a word?)!

Mags said...

Thank YOU for sharing all of this with us. :) Happy anniversary@

Mr. Fabulous said...

Happy Anniversary, my friend! I don't want to seem like a complete wuss or anything, but the blogosphere is a much cooler place with you in it!

Desert Songbird said...

Congrats on the one year! It is amazing, isn't it, how once you get started blogging, it becomes an addiction. I have found it to be a "full-time job" at times: frustrating at times, but always rewarding.

Here's to many more years in the blogosphere!

Turnbaby said...

I have to echo Fabby---it's a much more fun world with you in it. In a way he's responsible for you and I having a deeper appreciation of each other.

I love getting into trouble with you sugar---smooch

Casdok said...

Belated happy blog day!!

crazy working mom said...

Happy Bloggiversary, Katherine. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniverserary!! C:)

Leighann said...

It looks like I picked a good day to stop by! Happy Bloggerversary!

katherine. said...

jeff: thank is a realm beyond my experience.

mateo: you make me laugh everyday...and that is no small feat.

roger: and you as well!

anndi: smile...if not it will be.

mags: I so love your stories of your new life!

Mr. Fab: and with you as well...although sometimes you scare me...laughing.

DS: it does suck us in...thank you for your friendship

Turn: smile...really? Can you imagine the trouble we could cause together in person....

Casdok: thanks so much

CWM: thank you...feel better!

c:) much thanks bald one.

leighann: its a party...come back again!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Happy 1st Blog Anniversary Katherine. Awesome. Have a great day. :)

Linda said...

And thank you for all of the great posts and great comments that you leave on other blogs!

Looking forward to Year #2!

Mel said...


I don't think you 'get' what a joy it's been to be included in pieces of your life.
That's okay.
I get it.

(((( katherine ))))

Thanks for coming back, yaknow?

Travis said...

Happy Bloggiversary!

This is one of the blogs I read daily. And if for some reason I have to miss a few days, it's on the list of the first blogs I get back to.

We have a number of things in common, but that's not why I keep reading. I keep reading because you provide an opposite point of view, and you do so in a way that is never demeaning or crass. You engage in discussion and we can agree to disagree.

Thanks for that.

Odat said...

Happy Blogaversary...and I'm so glad our blog paths're an inspiration!!!
(and pretty funny to boot! ;-)

Misty Dawn said...

Fabulous post, my friend! Congratulations on your year anniversary (belated)! I'm so thankful I found your blog, and, in turn, your friendship. You and your blog are absolutely fantastic, and I look forward to spending 2008 with you through blogging. Thank YOU!