Wow. It's been a whole year. I wrote my first blog entry exactly 1 year ago today. Neat.
It's funny -- I completely forgot this sorta-kinda event was coming up until I read ESC's blog earlier and she noted that it was her blog-o-versary as well. No big observations to throw out as a result of the day, really. More just pleased that I've stuck with it for an entire year.
It was a terrific Saturday -- breakfast out with the kids, afternoon lounging around the house, a couple of hours over at Ray and Gina's for their annual crawfish boil (it was terrific -- wish we had stayed longer, but we had evening plans back at home which actually wound up getting cancelled after the fact...), then we stopped or some unbelieveably good gelato, ran back to Ray's to grab my wife's forgotten purse (sigh...) and now the kids are down and we're just sort of lounging around.
But yeah, a year of blogging. I feel like I should reflect on the past year. I don't really feel compelled to, though. I mean, I really loath self-important blogging. I use my blog as a means to sort things out, mostly, or just to connect with other people I know or am getting to know or don't know but would like to. But I try to avoid using it as a soapbox, and I don't really think of this collection of thoughts as "important," at least not to anyone else but me. I try to keep it entertaining, at least.
But yeah, for me it's been important. I'm writing again, for one thing, which is a big deal for me. And while the past year has had a few too many challenging moments for comfort this blog has provided some opportunities to sort things through in a way that has really helped.
Anyway, happy blog-o-versary to me, and I hope I've not bored you all terribly. Stick around -- I've got a feeling that some big stuff is coming, and I might actually be writing happy stuff for a change!
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