Wednesday, April 30, 2008

a grand

It seems hard to believe, but Monday marked my 1000th post in three years. That's pretty impressive I'd say. I still can't believe I've had that much to say or that anybody is even remotely interested in reading it. Blogging has been such a wonderful gift to myself and to the girls. They don't know it yet, but it's here waiting for them. I hope they appreciate what a true labour of love this is. This documentation of our lives. I'd be lying, though, if I didn't admit this was as much about me as it is about them.

I definitely get a lot out of my little corner of the internet. I've "met" people I never would have met otherwise. Wonderfully funny people I am so happy to call friends and I am better for it. Just as rewarding are the friends I have introduced to the blogosphere, my real life homies who have joined me in telling the world all the little details of their lives.

I think in the last three years I have, at times, written things I am truly proud of. Things that still make me cry when I go back to read them. Things that make me laugh out loud, still. And What's Cooking Wednesday is a bit of a hit. All very astonishing when you consider that less than stellar post that began my blogging career. So in honour of this blogging milestone I'm bringing out the champagne to celebrate. And just for kicks, since it's my party, let's call this delurking day as well. So leave me a comment or drop me an email and say hey!


Angela said...

Time does pass quite quickly. Good memories you have saved all written down.

Smiles! It has been good to have gotten to read about your life

bleeding espresso said...

Woohoo! Congrats! Three years and 1000 posts? You've been writing girlfriend ;)

Melissa said...

WOW, 1000 posts! Congratulations!

Sam said...

Congrats on your 1000th post!It is always interesting you read you every morning. ;)

just me said...

congratulations, keep writing!!!!!
In reply to your very 1st blog.
Grandma didn't complain about doing laundry, which involved carrying the water to fill the wringer washer and the two big square rinse tubs. (we all helped carry water) In the summer this was set up under the trees outside so Grandma could commune with nature and in the winter it was in the living room so the machine wouldn't freeze. It amazes me still what that woman endured and still had time to bake for the neighbours.
Thanks for the flash back!

Roxie said...

I brought the orange juice to go with that champers. Mimosas all around! Celebrate!

Heather Lee said...

That gives me something to aspire too (being relatively new at this whole thing!).

Is it too early to start drinking now?

Mommy said...

I can't start my day without a coffee and your blog. It is always entertaining/sweet/funny/interesting/well-written/insightful/honest/cool/and just plain good!



Merry said...

Congrats! Your blog is one of my daily reads & always brings a smile to my face. I need to get blogging and catch up as I'm only at 263 posts. You give me something to aspire to.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 1000th post! I have a short list and a long list of blogs I read -- the long list is for blogs to check when I have serious time on my hands and they get checked once a month or so; the short list is for must-check blogs that I read every morning. Not only are you on the short list, but you are the FIRST blogger I started reading regularly! Keep on writing!

Anonymous said...

P.S. And since you are the first blogger I started reading, I blame YOU for this evil blog-reading addiction I have!! ;) Kidding!

Anonymous said...

Shan, I've been reading your blog daily for almost a year now and have even gone back to read the posts from before that. Your writing is funny and insightful and your girls are so cute. Congrats on the 1000 posts!
-Tabbie from India

Karen said...

That's really big! You should be really proud and also proud of how you bring laughs and tears to so many people. Way to go. I'm so glad I found you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I for one am very glad you started a blog. I wouldn't have met such a great person if you didn't. CHEERS!

Shan said...

Angela - Thanks, I'm so glad I have this all written down.

BE - Oh yes I have! Thanks.

Melissa - Thank you.

Sam - Thanks I appreciate that.

Just Me aka Mom - Thanks. You know I don't remember Grandma complaining about much of anything. Ever.

Roxie - Thanks.

Heather Lee - Well it is a special occasion, so I think you're fine. Thanks.

Mommy - Aww thanks.

Merry - Thanks, thats sweet of you to say.

Lady - Wow! Thanks that means a lot. And I apologize for the blog-reading addiction *wink*

Tabbie - Thanks so much. That is so nice to hear.

Karen - Thanks, it's a pretty big deal to me. And I am SO glad I found you too.

Suze - Ditto my friend! Thanks so much:)