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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

LET'S SHARE A FIFTH

Today marks my Fifth BlogAversary. March 9, 2005 FOOLS RUSH IN by Granny Annie was born. My initial idea was reporting on children and grandchildren then it almost became a Chicken Annie blog as I updated on my fowl friends. Now it is simply a montage of potpourri.

My God daughter Jessi introduced me to blogging and she ran circles around me in the beginning for the number of posts. Both of us inspired other family members to start blogs but alas I am the only one remaining who posts on a regular basis.

Today I celebrate my 1655th post. I cannot celebrate the exact number of visitors to my blog because I lost the original counter in November and had to start fresh. However just in the past four months I have been visited over 5,000 times.

My blog is full of children and grandchildren stories, pictures, events and awards they have won. There is a bit of our time in Kansas as well as events surrounding our move to Oklahoma. Many of Ron’s ship reunions we have attended are documented here. Some of my artwork is displayed.

Here are a few of my favorite essays posted over the last five years. (Click on each post title to read.)

WHAT IS YOUR MAKEUP COMFORT LEVEL

APOLOGY REJECTED

IN SEARCH OF CLEAVAGE

SHADOWS OF MY MIND

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE (Pictures and stories about this were published in Countryside Magazine)

BUTTERMILK MORE THAN THE NAME OF A HORSE

IS FIFTY THE SEASON FINALE

EXPRESSING THOUGHTS FOR NO REASON

CHANGED FOREVER

PERFECTION IN PEELING FARM FRESH EGGS

ABOUT THIS DREAM

THE YOUNGEST GODFATHER

TODAY AND YESTERDAY

THERE GOES JESUS

DEAD CHICKEN EPITAPH

“You do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while then vanishes.” -James 4:14 NRSV


SEE UPDATES WITH PICTURE AND YOUTUBE LINK OF MY GIRLS AT THE OSCARS BY GOING BACK TO AWAITING THE REST OF THE STORY

27 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Happy Blogoversary, Annie!!!!! Hope you have many more!!!!!!

Changes in the wind said...

Happy Anniversary....I have enjoyed reading them along the way....

Stella said...

Congrats! I always enjoy your posts and the variety of subjects. I especially got a kick out of your makeup post. Here's to many more.

kenju said...

I'll hoist a glass in your honor Annie! Congratulations on reaching that milestone; I hope you have many more such!!

Brown English Muffin said...

wow 1655th posts!! That's amazing!!!

Lynn said...

Congratulations Annie! I am your 55th follower in honor. :)

You have a lovely positive blog. Keep up the good work!

Grammie said...

Here's to many, many more posts and blogoversaries, Annie! : )

Congratulations!!!


xoxo

MA Fat Woman said...

Congrats on 5 years. I just found your blog and I hope to be around for another 5 years.

Riot Kitty said...

Happy blog-o-versary! Nice verse, too.

Bonnie said...

Wishing you many, many more BlogAversaries! I enjoy reading it no matter what you blog about. Looking forward to many more.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Happy 5 year Blogiversary, Annie! My 4 year blogiversary passed without any fanfare on Jan. 30th and I only have 537 posts. I had to look to find out that info, lol.

Many of the bloggers that I started blogging with have fallen by the wayside now and newer ones have started. Blogging is ever-changing, it seems, for all of us.

Hope you have many happy and productive years left in blogging, my friend. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

LL Cool Joe said...

Happy Anniversary! That's a great many posts and well done for still blogging when the rest of your family have given up.

I think that verse puts everything in perspective.

Looking forward to reading many more posts in the months, years to come!

Granny Annie said...

Kay -- Thank you always.

Changes -- You are such a supportive blog pal.

Stella -- My makeup post has received the most comments so you weren't alone in liking it.

Kenju -- You are a life long blog friend.

BEM -- You're the one that's amazing. You and your very special family.

Lynn -- 55 for 5! How terrific!

Grammie -- You're the best. Hey, our Owen is getting off his heart medication and monitor. Isn't that great!

MA Fat Woman -- Hey, welcome. Let's both plan to be around another 5 yeara!

Riot Kitty -- You are indeed an inspiration! Stay with me girl!

Bonnie -- Dear Bonnie you are among the best of blog pals!

Diane -- How did you get past the fourth year with no fanfare? You are great and I congratuate you on FOUR years!

Joe -- Meetng you in 2009 was a highlight and I look forwards to still seeing you post in the next fife years.

Quilldancer said...

Happy Blogoversary, Annie! We've been in the blogsphere together for a long time. I am glad I finally ran into you! I also went by and visited Jessi.

Oh great One said...

I'm so glad you took the leap five years ago Annie!

Ily said...

I just read about your dream...the one where you're being chased by "tornados, gynocologists and bears, oh my!" lol

You crack me up! I love it all...from your grandkid stories to the chickens to Slim to your artwork to those "what's up with that?" thoughts that go through your mind. Your blog is a fun place to visit.

Happy Anniversary, Chica! Hope you're around for a long, long time!

Talon said...

Congratulations, Granny Annie! That's amazing!

I'm a newbie here, but I'm so glad that through Joey's Pad I found your blog. I've enjoyed every moment I've spent here and look forward to hours and hours of pleasure reading your posts.

Granny Annie said...

Quilldancer -- Your blog is very versatile and entertaining and I'm glad to have found you and started trying to keep up.

OGO -- The truth is I actually took the leap in 2003 with a personal journal type blog before I moved to this open format. I deleted it when FOOLS RUSH IN began. You've been with me a long time and I appreciate it a bunch.

Ily -- Glad you read the dream. Wasn't that a hoot? But you are the queen of coming up with unique posts -- like the crazy thing you've got up now. LOL

Talon -- You are a great discovery for me in 2010. I love your writing style and ability.

Darlene said...

Happy Blogoversary, Annie. I only hope I can do half as well as you have.

sprinkle4 said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Long time no see and just look on what day I chose to show up!! Here's to 5 more-at least!!

Granny Annie said...

Darlene -- One of your posts inspired my IN SEARCH OF CLEAVAGE post.

Sprinkle -- Perfect for you to show up now. Your were my first non-family commenter on my 2003 blog and this 2005 blog. Miss you lots.

Robin said...

Wow ..that is a long time...CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS...Im glad Ive found your blog and would love to catch up on some of those you listed..Thanks Granny Annie..!

Ralph said...

Congratulations! First, for keeping with it, then for your fifth year anniversary, and finally for 1,655 posts. That is amazing.
Ralph

Granny Annie said...

Robin -- I'm enjoying your blog as well and look forward to celebrating your 5th.

Ralph -- I hope everyone believes that five years of blogging is amazing and not pathetic. LOL I always appreciate your comments and your posts.

Dani said...

Congrats Annie! I'm glad we crossed paths and I'm getting to know you. :)

Rachel said...

Congratulations!! I'm so glad you did start blogging and that I found your blog! You find such interesting things to blog about!!

Here's to many more blogging years!

Hugs,
Rachel

Granny Annie said...

Dani -- Love your comments and your posts and I am glad we crossed paths too.

Rachel -- Love you blog too. You need to know the grandkids are enjoying EB and wonder why I have this toy. My youngest is convinced I should give my exercise buddy to her. LOL