It's my first blogaversary. I started this silliness one year ago today! Time sure flies when you are having fun. I don't think more than one person read my first post, so I think I'll re-post it in celebration of the event. At that time I had no idea where this blog would take me, and to be honest, I still don't. But I've enjoyed the ride, and I hope some of you have, too. Here's my first post:
Now It Begins
So I’m retired. What now? It’s been just a little over a month and I’ve read four books, made six jigsaw puzzles, baked a cake, baked brownies (and ate the better part of both!), watched Jay Leno, visited family upstate, and occasionally taken a nap midday—all those things I didn’t have time to do when I was working .
It’s a strange sensation rising in the morning with no set schedule and no pending agenda from my manager. I feel a little out of sorts; like something is missing. I should be heading out on appointments or filing sales reports or making customer calls. The phone is strangely quiet; I check for a dial tone. Yep, it’s working, but I’m not!
There’s a rising sense of panic in the pit of my stomach. Is this what I was so anticipating? Surely, the next 20 (more or less!) years will hold more excitement than looking for that missing puzzle piece, or deciding which recipe to try?
That's how it all started, folks. A couple of paragraphs and I had one comment, from a blogger who called himslf "The American." If you've never been to his blog, you should visit. He doesn't post every day, but I started following him back then, and was fascinated by his story. To pay him a visit click on this link: Canadian Blend
This is his description of his story:
"Blending four Americans and six Canadians
I am an American with three boys who are 12, 14, and 16. My wife is a Canadian with five children running in age from 7 to 14.
We are currently going through the steps necessary to allow the Canadian part of the family to immigrate to the United States. Considering the two countries are on pretty good speaking terms, there’s more waiting involved than you might imagine."
I have loved reading about this ongoing process over the past year, and I think you might enjoy reading what he has to say, as well. I think the perfect way to celebrate my First Year Anniversary of blogging is to share the blog of the my first commenter with you. It's a romantic story of a couple who met on facebook, and fell in love. When you go to his blog, if you click on "about", you'll be taken back to the beginning of his saga.