Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Oops! I Think I Missed Something!

There's been so much going on lately what with spending the weekend in Baltimore, getting ready to ship Amanda off to college, trying to figure out when Jamie is coming up to live, and life in general that I completely and totally forgot to acknowledge the fourth anniversary of my own blog on July 25th!

Looking back, it's hard to believe that I started this blog four years ago when Amanda was just starting out as a freshman at Norwich Free Academy and now here she is, on the verge of starting out as a freshman at the Montserrat College of Art.  Once again I've got to ask the age-old question of  "Where did the time go??"  When it's quiet enough, I'm pretty sure I can hear it whooshing by.

When I started this blog I had no idea the amount of wonderful new friends it would bring into my life - some whom I have had the great pleasure of meeting in person and others whom I have only met through typed words but who are just as special to me.  I've often heard people say that having one's own blog is very much a narcissistic endeavor but I am going to totally disagree with that as the people that I have met through blogging are some of the nicest, most giving, caring, sharing, and unselfish people that I have ever had the good grace to meet.  Sure - those of us who blog write about our lives and the things going on in our lives but isn't that a major part of friendship to begin with?  Sharing who and what we are with others?

Blogging has broadened my horizons tremendously and opened up so many new areas of my life; I'm very happy that I started on this journey four years ago and that so many wonderful people have come along for the ride. Thank you - one and all (well, except for the spammers!) for allowing me to be a part of your lives and letting me share my joys and sorrows, accomplishments and defeats, successes and failures with you for the last four years.

Oh ... and let's not forget my love of history and the pictures that sometimes go along with it!  Having a blog gives me a chance to be a sort of Junior Tour Guide and share some of the great places I've found along life's travels.  I may never actually be a travel writer but it's fun acting like one from time to time!

Speaking of which, I'm working on pictures and stories from Baltimore but until I can get my act together sufficiently enough to organize things here's a sneak preview of Miss Bee's hometown -

The Mount Vernon District of Baltimore in the evening

Here's to the next four years because - trust me - we definitely aren't there yet!


  1. Happy Bloody Blogoversary!

    It has been an absolute pleasure and a honour to be your blog friend.

    You have managed to be a source of support and friendship from many many miles away, which just would never of happened without blogging.

    Not only that, you also inspire and educate us all with your passion for photograph, history and your super talented children.

    I look forward to the next 40 years of blogging :)

  2. 40 years?? Bloody hell, Claire! I doubt my arthritis will allow me to be blogging at age 92 but thanks for the thought and I shall endeavour to carry on for as long as possible - though I'm pretty sure it won't be anywhere near 40 years!

  3. Happy 4 years! And everything Claire said, too!

    I'm not sure when I found your blog but it's one of my favorite spots in the day. I'm so glad to be one of the blogging friends and to be one that you've met in person! And one with whom you will cruise with come February! And while we definitely aren't there yet, we WILL be cruising in 208 days! Ahhhhh...

    Big hugs :)

  4. Happy 4th Anniversary to my favorite Duchess. ;-)

    And what Claire and Barb said!!

    Hope to see you soon. Enjoy your day off today.

  5. Happy Blogversary Linda. I've only been blogging two and a half years but it's been an absolute pleasure getting to know you! x

  6. Congrats Linda...I hit 4 years back in March...

  7. Anonymous2:51 PM EDT

    It has truly been an honor knowing you as we are all journeying through life, one step at a time. Although we have not met in person, I still feel like I know a little part of you by the words and photos that you share with us each day. Happy blogoversity to you! Four years is quite an accomplishment.

  8. hey, i have been here since early on, happy blogoversy.

    I recognize the photo.

  9. ♪♪Happy Blogoversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogoversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogoversary to dear Are We There Yet??,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogoversary to you.♪♪

    It's a pleasure to know you too. Without this medium I would have never met you (in person) and look at us now...we are going on a cruise together next February. Woo hoo!

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

  10. Your blog is always a delight because there is always something going on because of your busy life. I truly enjoy you letting me in on your world.

  11. i think mine was last month and i forget it too!

    baltimore is a great city. but it has winter and that part i hate. otherwise i'd still be there.

    smiles, bee

  12. Linda - with all you have going on in your life these days, I'm surprised you remember to get up and get moving at all sometimes! LOL
    I'm always taken a bit by surprise too whenever I realize you've only been blogging about 2 months longer than I've been playing in this medium.
    Here's hoping you do manage to put in many, many more years though as one of the best bloggers around -and a great teacher of history as you report so many things back to us.

  13. You're blog is definitely one of my favorite spots to stop by daily. Here's to many more years of blogging!

  14. Happy Blog Birthday!!
    you sure have a lot going on

    I've been out of touch for a bit but I think of you all the time

    happy 4 more :)

  15. Hasppy 4th Blogaversary, Linda. Your blog has always been a main stopping off point as I love to read your latest adventures. Glad to have you as a FB friend as well.

  16. Seems to me that you are a travel writer.

    Remember that you don't have to get paid to be something. In fact those things that we do for the love of it are the most important.

  17. Anonymous4:06 PM EDT

    Happy blogoversary! Wow, four years? Awesome! Here's to many more, and amny wonderful adventures ahead.

  18. Happy "Blogeversary", Linda! It sure seems like only yesterday you were tellin' me you were going to start blogging! Your posts have brought 4 years of joy, tears, laughter, and thought to all of us...in other words, LIFE! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your precious gift with us. Many happy returns, my friend!


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