I forgot my own bloggy birthday.
It came and went last week.
403 posts and I didn't even say "Happy Birthday"...nothing, nada, zilch.
My little blog must have felt like Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles."
Here are my
-I was busy painting, de-funkifying, and switching all of our bedrooms around.
-I was busy stalking my house crush.
-I was busy starting and restarting my diet...87 times.
-I was busy trying on fancy clothes with my peeps.
-I had 3 house guests and an extra doggie.
-I have been
-I went camping.
-I cut chocolate out of my life and my brain doesn't work properly without it.
-I was busy embarrassing my children at their baseball games.
-All of my free thought space is filled up obsessing and worrying about next week's blogging conference- Haven 2012. ("Please, Lawd. Don't let me bring shame upon myself and my loved ones.")
There you have it.
I'm sorry. No fancy giveaways, no trip to the Caribbean, no dream house makeover and no $100,000 gift card to Lowes.
Here is what I do have. Gratitude. I have had a wonderful year (and 6 days) with HouseTalkN. This blog has married so many of the things that I love-
-Time with my gal pals.
-Meeting new folks in my community.
Those are the perks that I knew about.
Then, there are the surprises along the way that have been the icing on this birthday cake-
-The blogging community is such a supportive, funny and kind crew! They have encouraged me, made me pee my pants laughing, danced with me, been a sounding board, and offered techy
-Folks outside of my immediate family actually read the blog of their own free will! I have come to look forward to hearing from regular readers. I wonder about their new babies, their puppy adventures, and their remodeling shenanigans.
I am beyond grateful. Thank you.
This week, I will run some of my favorites from the past year ...and 6 days.
If you have a better memory than I, let me know if you have a favorite HouseTalkN post.
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