Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Me

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I realized today that I posted my first blog post two years ago this week. Following is my first post.

At 61 years old I often think back and wish I could remember more about myself or my children or some event or activity....all those years and all those things that brought me to today. I like where I am today....I live with Doc, who I call Kenny, who thinks whatever I do is okay. I have 1 son and two daughters, 1 daughter-in-law, 2 sons-in-law, and six grandchildren, all of whom I think are the best ever, and who all bring joy beyond description to my life. I'm not sure that they think that whatever I do is okay, but they let me share in their lives and that makes everything okay for me. Blogging feels like a good way to reflect, remember and share the things that take us from day to day, and with time make up the life we look back on.

Why "Living Consciously"? I am, like everyone, getting older and I hope, like everyone, that continues for a long time, so I want to do it the best I can. I feel like one of the keys to that is to live consciously. It is something I have thought about and tried to do for a long time, but still can't totally define., and certainly am far from being really good at. Maybe blogging will help me along that path.

I expect that I will write more about what I am thinking than what I am doing, more about other people than myself. Many years ago I wrote a weekly newspaper column about my family, things
going on in the community, etc. This feels a little like that, without the circulation or the pay.. Maybe I'll write a lot, or maybe I won't write very often, but I hope I will entertain at least myself with what I write and that I'll have something I can look back on when I think "I wish I could remember................"

I think blogging has helped me with my original goal of living more consciously. The serendipity for me has been other bloggers. I cherish each of you who read and comment on what I have to say. I look forward daily to reading what you have to say. I value the friendships I have with so many of you. I would name names, but I would probably leave someone out and then I would feel bad. Some have become good friends and some have come and gone and I miss them. I have learned from you and laughed with you and cried with you. I don't do mushy very well, so I will just say a very heartfelt thank you.


  1. Congrats on the big day! You've really stuck with it! I'm proud of you!

  2. Happy Blogiversary! With all the blogs out there, I'm so glad we somehow came across one another. I loved reading your first post. Lovely. Best wishes for another year of living consciously.

  3. Two years! Congratulations! Here's to many more years of blogging and fun.

  4. Happy Blogiversary to you. We look forward to seeing what you are up too. I think of blogging as a non-private diary of sorts. It's been a great way to make friends. I haven't been very good lately in sharing but It still entertains me.

  5. Woohoo...two years...we almost started together. CONGRATULATIONS on your Blogiverasry girl!!! How time flies when your havin' fun.

    I don't do mushy well either but I do want you to now how very much I've appreciated your support and prayers over the past couple years.

    Ya'll have a fun day filled with warm fuzzy blessin's from above!!!

  6. Two years as a blogger has brought you much joy and you have learned so much. We all have. Congratulations on your two year milestone.

  7. We love you too Jeanie! You know I´m you´re biggest fan and so happy to count you as one of my friends. Congrats on your two year anniversary! May there be many more to come.
    Have a great day!!

  8. Happy Anniversary happy you decided to share your life with us....

  9. Happy Blogiverasry to you (o:
    So glad I found you
    I think I am coming up on my 4th...
    I started as a weight watcher kind of thing and went from there.

  10. Howdy
    Happy Blogiversary to you !
    Blessings of joy to you and all yours as you continue to go forward may all your blogging folowers be friends to lift you up and encourage you day to day .
    Thank you for sharing such a fabulous moment with us here in blogville .
    Happy hugs to you from me
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

  11. belated Happy Anniversary. It is always a joy to come here and see what you've written.

  12. A belated Happy Anniversary to you! Two years have flown by, haven't they! I've enjoyed getting to know you and your lovely family. Here's wishing you many, many more years of conscious living!

  13. Congratulations, Jeanie! Blogging is such fun and you are right -- the community keeps you on your toes, in a way. I, too, feel that working through my goals with the support of these joyful online friends is simply the best! I enjoy your blog and am glad to have discovered it and look forward to many more visits!

  14. Not many people stick with blogging and you have. Good for you! I like your idea of keeping your blog as a way to remember events etc. I wonder what it would be like to publish all your posts into a book. I leave Paris tomorrow for LA. Back on Air Tahiti Nui. Love,

  15. Happy Anniversary! I love your blog!

  16. Happy Belated Blogaversary, Jeanie! I agree with you that since I started blogging, I do live more consciously, too. I sure do enjoy reading your blog!

  17. Hooray for you! I think blogging is really an excellent tool for us Empty Nest, 50 + people.

    I think it makes us a lot more mindful of the good things around us.

    And helps us laugh through a lot of the stuff that isn't quite as good!