Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ten bloomin' years - Yep ten!

Seems only fitting that I 
should chronicle what I have done
here for the past ten years:
The anniversary is this month, 
coming up soon.
It's a bit of a read sorry...

I never intended to blog this long,
or to write such a mishmash of ideas
 and memories, especially as I started out on a whim.
 I am happy however that I did take that first step.

My first words were:

"The kids will not believe that I did this
 on my own without nagging them for help. 
Tonight was another sleepless night, 
so why not give it a try? 
Please bear with me as I learn to navigate 
these treacherous waters of the internet and blogging.
 I will attempt to learn quickly
 and try to be if not entertaining, then informative."

I was shocked to read that the sleeping issue
 went back so far,
that's where journaling comes in handy.

Yesterday I spent time reviewing the years, 
stopping to read a few here and there
 remembering family moments,
watching the years slip away. 

I wanted a journal of sorts
and it is what it is.
I tried to never blather on 
so as to have a post each day,
but indeed blather is here and there. 
I wrote if I had something to say,
or to share.

Lots of us started out here in 08.
Most that I knew then have gone away completely,
or jumped to daily postings on IG
and Facebook. I won't touch FB and I barely 
do IG. My little oldgreymare corner
is just right for me.

 A few of my post links are below, 
I couldn't tell you why I selected 
this particular hodgepodge of ten.  

Some or all may be new to you.

Thank you
every one of you

for your 10 years of 
and love

These next two go together

with love



donna baker said...

I've been at it a long time too. I'll have to look back. I know I used to work really hard on the posts even did research. Not anymore and certainly not as often.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I blogged a bit in 2008 but only for personal use. So my 10 years as a 'blogger' will be in Sept 2019. So much has changed in that time. I'm glad I started blogging and I love looking back. I'll go and visit the posts you linked. So many have left blogging and I don't blog much myself but the few connections I still have are precious to me. I hope you continue even if it's just occasionally. Hugs!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Death Wishes is a blog post I need to read and update things in my own life. I've been so busy taking care of my Mom's business I've let my own things slide. I have started asking my girls if there is anything they want and if not then I'll start to find other homes for it. My girls don't love the things I do and that makes sense to me. Glad you listed this one, very timely for me.

Karen Ann said...

Happy Anniversary! And here's to 10 more.. with improved sleep, regardless...

Blondie's Journal said...

I think its healing to take a walk back. I've been blogging since '10. I was much more focused on other things, blah, blah. I feel a sense of truthfulness and vulnerability that I lacked back then. But we learn, right?

I didn't know your insomnia was chronic. I can identify big time. I'm always looking for answers.

Take care, my friend. Excellent post!


Kit said...

It's been a wonderful pleasure to read you. And to see your lovely pics. The journey has been fun! :) Kit

Jill said...

I had to go looking to when I started too when I saw this. Yep, 2008. In October for me. I remember my little diapered babies hanging out behind me as I was posting those first posts! Congratulations on 10 years!