Guess what? I stuffed up. BIG time. I, like, TOTALLY missed the fact that I reached 100 posts the other day.
Yep - can you believe it? I had no idea. Well, I did, but I just wasn't observant enough to notice in time. These things just have a way of catching up with you, don't they? Like wrinkles. One minute, you can count them, because there just aren't many there..next thing, you look in the mirror and BLIMEY - it's like a road system on your face. *sigh*
I wrote my first official post on 7 October 2009 (you can read that here if you like). So, just over 3 months ago. It was sort of nerve-wracking. Hitting that "publish" button for the first time stirred up all sorts of strange feelings in my tummy (unless, of course, it was the chicken I ate that day. Hmm). But I just wanted to do something for me. I like writing, as I discovered last year when I took on writing a page (or two) on behalf of the school's P&F in the school newsletter each week. When I took that on, I immediately knew I didn't want to just churn out information. I'm not good at reading information myself. There has to be a story there of some sort, otherwise, my mind wanders and next thing, I've completely missed the point being made and I have to start reading it ALL over again.
What was my point?
Oh yeah - writing. So, with the newsletter I delivered information mixed with stories. For example, if I had to tell parents about a maintenance day coming up, I also told a story about my husband's obsession with Bunnings to tie it in with. I received a great response, and a friend from school said her Hubby thought I should start a blog. I'd heard of them, but didn't really know what they were, so I checked out Mia Freedman's Mamamia and...well, here I am...
I love it. It's a great way to express myself. Share. And it's something for me; this little blog. For almost 8 years all I've done is care for my kids, my husband and the house. Not that I don't like doing that. I DO. Absolutely. 150%. I've said it before: it's my dream "job". But I needed something for me. And both this blog and Twitter have given me an outlet to express myself, be a little creative (I mean, look how pretty my blog is, will you? Ha ha!) and, of course, meet all you lot. I can't tell you how great and fulfilling it is when I see comments coming through on my email that you have taken the time to leave. It's nice to know ya'll care.
Now, I'm afraid I have no giveaway or anything to help celebrate this occasion. For various reasons, being:
a. Like I said above, this thing caught up with me;
b. I'm too lazy to actually go out and BUY something, let alone post it. (Just ask my family. My mother waited a whole school term, and more, to get a copy of the school newsletters from me!); and
c. I'm cheap. (Not in a sleazy sense, a monetary one, of course.)
Ok, so point 3 is just silly. Of COURSE I'm not cheap. I paid a whopping $12 per annum just to have a simple comments systems installed for you! *Ahem*
But, anyway, celebrate with me as I acknowledge my, ah, 104th post. Have yourself a glass of vino tonight or...what the hell...make a Margarita, and say a cheers for me, won't you?
Thanks for reading. Hope you'll continue to do so.
Until next time...