Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fade to black ...

I'm taking the next four days off from work as the date for Jamie's departure for Florida fast approaches and because of that, I have also decided to take the next few days off from blogging as well.

Today is my blog's first birthday or blogaversary (your choice of term!) and to that end I have written a "Year in Review" post which follows this post for your reading enjoyment - I hope! I've provided links to a lot of my older posts in case you weren't around for those parts of my journey and missed them or would just like to stroll with me a bit down Memory Lane. It's been a fun year and I, for one, am flabbergasted that I managed to crank out 365 posts - not counting these two!

Thursday is Jamie's 14th birthday so I'm hoping we'll be able to do something special that day though right now the most special thing I appear to be doing is restraining myself from knocking both of their heads together! It seems that the closer Jamie's leaving comes, the more she and Amanda bicker with each other and as I'm really no Super-Mom at all but just a regular Mom it's playing havoc on my already stretched-tight emotions. Trust me when I say there will be a lot of silent cursing towards the direction of Florida these next few days as I once again battle frustration at the ex for ever having put me in this position by moving out of the area. Of course, he would counter that I put myself in this position by wanting a divorce but that isn't going to stop my inner grumblings.

Other than that, nothing special is on the agenda except for housecleaning, packing, spending time with Jamie, and gnashing my teeth. I'm just going to try to take each day as it comes and see what it brings. I'm sure I shall miss you all greatly while I'm on hiatus but I promise to catch up with your blogs upon my anticipated return on Sunday.

In the meantime, everyone have a great week and think of me fondly if you think of me at all!


  1. Happy Blogversary, Happy birthday to Jamie and I hope you have a great break from work and blogging.

    BTW You have an award honey, please call by my place and collect it on your return. x

  2. Wow! A year goes by so quickly, doesn't it?
    Stress - two teen-agers and a job that would put the calmest of people on edge, and a schedule that is a killer - I think you're entitled to some down time. Enjoy your time with Jamie and we'll all join in sending vibes towards a certain scummy guy in Florida...
    Take care!!!

  3. Congrats on your one-year anniversary in blogging! Your gift has touched so many of us in the last year in such a way that it would be hard to imagine what it would be like if you never started your blog at all. Thank you for EVERYTHING.

    BTW: I have "contacts" in Miami (youknowwhatImean??). And I'm pretty sure you ARE a "Super Mom" because you radiate strength, even when you don't think or realize you have any! We are with you, friend!

  4. Happy blogaversary. Hope you have a good time during your four days away and that the Bickersons manage to survive what seems like a severe case of separation anxiety.

  5. Anonymous8:53 AM EDT

    Enjoy your break. Happy blogoversary!

  6. Have a great blogoversary, enjoy your time with jamie.........

  7. Happy blogoversary! You just maintain your strength of character, and you will do fine, one day at a time...

  8. Happy year of posting is certainly something to celebrate! And a Happy Birthday to Jamie!

    Enjoy the next few days with the girls...I'm sure you'll make the best of your time together. Take care, I'll be thinking good thoughts for you, and I look forward to your return to the blogosphere.

  9. happy blogesversary... is that a word? ha ha

    have fun honey and hurry back, i'll be waiting.

    smiles, bee

  10. I am sure everyone will miss you Linda... and I know I will sure miss you at work!!

  11. Anonymous11:53 AM EDT

    Congrats, Linda on your Blogoversary. :)

    I will miss you while you're gone. But, we all need a break every now and again. Best of luck to you. I hope you have fun with the girls!

    ♥ Tisha

  12. Happy Blogaversary, Linda; you've built up a fine blog.

    Happy Birthday to Jaime as well.

  13. Enjoy your time off and again, Happy Birthday to Are We There Yet? See you when you return. :)

  14. Enjoy the time off -especially since it is the end of Jamie's vacation and her birthday too. I'll be counting the days till you get back though.

  15. wow, a whole year! I'm impressed. Have a great break!! I wonder if you can really stay away??? Time will tell.

  16. A whole year! Well done you.

    I truly hope that the next four days give you the chance to recharge the batteries as I suspect this is going to be a ......[trying to find the right word as 'difficult' is an understatement, 'emotional' is stating the obvious, as well as the strain of remaining calm for the other one......
    We'll be thinking of you, whatever that word or words may be.
    Best wishes

  17. Happy Blogaversary!

    Enjoy your time off ... I'd do it too.

  18. Anonymous9:46 AM EDT

    Well Happy B'days all around then! Hope you're having a great week too! =)

  19. Anonymous12:15 AM EDT

    Recharge those batteries and enjoy the time to yourself. 32000 visitors cant be wrong, so you have a lot of thankyou emails to write when you get back!


  20. Happy Blogiversary! I miss you already.


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