Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Morning Flowers and Blogoversary


Good Morning, My People!

Hope you have a very happy week ahead.





Today is my Blogoversary!

Three years ago I started this blog. What a ride it has been--a wonderful one. I had no idea how many generous, beautiful people I would meet on this journey.

I appreciate your friendship, now more than ever.

I have not been able to make the rounds on a regular basis lately and for that I apologize. I hope when things settle in here a bit more, I can get back to my regular routine of visiting.

Please know I have been touched by your kindness and your genuine concern for my current situation.

I had no idea when I started this blog how much you would all mean to me and how important you would become.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am truly blessed by each and everyone of you.


(And just in case you enjoy irony, my very first post was titled, "Why I Got (and Stay) Married.")



We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.

--Jeanette Winterson


53 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

Congratulations! Sometimes, it seems like life is just one ironic event after another and we keep on rollin' with the flow.

Happy week ahead to you!

Madi and Mom said...

Congrats BB on 3 years of blogging. The one thing I have learned about you over the last year and a half of being one of your followers is you are devoted to those you care about and love with all your heart! This poem is short but powerful and exactly what you meant when you said 'I do'!! His loss...
Thanks for the lovely flowers.
Madi and Mom

Lin said...

Weird how far we travel in 3 years, eh? And how much we grow and change.

Happy anniversary, pally. Usually at year 3 you are searching for material--I guess you don't have that problem, eh? I guess he was good for something. :B

Sush said...

Congratulations Betty! You have brought so much to your readers with your honesty and kindness and your humor! Thanks for sharing and caring...and you are a very important part of my day...reading and learning with Betty!
Hugs~

Laura said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary!
I've enjoyed following you on your journey for a part of that time.
Really love the poem...

Cool Gal said...

Happy blogoversary! Looking forward to many more years...

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy Blogaversary and many more to come. The flowers are lovely.
Have a greagt week.
It's lovely to be back.
Yvonne,

Out on the prairie said...

HAPPY TIMES BLOGGING!!!!!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations for sticking with it! Just look at all you've accomplished in the last 3 years! And you're getting stronger every day, so don't sweat it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Happy Blogiversary.
I enjoyed the irony re: your first post I also went back and read your first post.
Glad you are here.

Gigi said...

Beautiful flowers this morning, Betty! Congrats on the blog-o-versary. Isn't it wonderful the people we've met and connected with?

Donna said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!! Time is Surely passing Fast!
Going to read your First post...Those are Always neat to read!
hughugs

Slamdunk said...

Happy 3.

And, I hope that continue to find blogging to be an enriching experience.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy three years! I had no idea how much the people online would impact my life when I began either.

ellen abbott said...

congrats on three years. I'm coming up on mine in a couple of months. I too am amazed at the wonderful people I have found.

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful BB!! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY and thank you for these beautiful bloooms!! Yay!!!!

Take care
x

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Gorgeous Monday flowers...thanks! Congrats on your blog milestone. I'm among the many that has been blessed by your posts.

PS...I read Philippians 4:4-9 this AM and thought of you. (((HUGS))) Happy Monday! ☺

Baby Sister said...

Beautiful flowers for a great occasion. Congrats on 3 years!! That's awesome. :) Makes me think of the song "Isn't it ironic, don't you think? A little too ironic. Yeah I really do think." *hugs*

Eva Gallant said...

Congratulations on your Three year blogaversary! Keep up the good work!

BECKY said...

Congrats, Betty! And yeah...how ironic it is now.... You've come a long way, baby! And getting better every day!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Happy blogoversary, Betty! I always enjoy reading your thoughts even if I don't comment on every post. Thank you for sharing yourself so freely with all of us. We can all learn from each other.

Leanne said...

Wow!!!! 3 years, huh? Happy anniversary, Betty!!!! You are a bright and shiny star in this galaxy of blogdom, and I adore you! Hugs!!!!!

Hilary said...

Congrats to you for three years of very entertaining blog posts. You've brought many smiles to my face.. and the occasional tear. I know my world is a better place with Bossy Betty in it. Please keep on blogging for many more years.

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats on the blogoversary and things for the pretty posies!
That first post, wow...
Thanks Betty, for all the entertainment, humor and photos you've passed our way. Also, thanks for the support...

jenny_o said...

Congratulations on the milestone - and thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Glads I believe? How lovely -- a perfect flower to celebrate your three years in Blogdom.

What goes around comes around. Hold your head high and enjoy each day. It's such a short life, really, not to savor all that we can. xoxo

Brian Miller said...

yay happy blogoversary that is awesome! coincidentally mine was either last week or this...i need to go look...always happy to see you and hope you have a wonderful week!

Ms. A said...

Congratulations, Betty!

Zuzana said...

Happy blogoversary dear Betty, hang in there and enjoy all the rainbows.;)) Thank you for the flowers, those are my moms favorites.;))
xoxo

Marg said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous. Are they for real??
I agree with you about the blogging. I sure am glad I started doing it. I sure have met tons of wonderful people. I am so glad you are continuing to blog with all your sadness. It does help.
Congrats on the three years.
Take care and try to smile.

Linda said...

Happy Blogiversary, dear Betty. Wishing you many more years of happy blogging...and not so much in the irony department.

Ann said...

Happy Blogoversary dear Betty :) You and all the others who visit my blog are very important to me also.

Miriam in KS said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I, for one, have been and continue to be enriched by your writings, photography and sharing.

Thank you.

Nat said...

Happy blogoversary Betty! Hope you are OK... you're often in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Happy blogoversary to you! You are brave, smart, kind and I love reading what is happening when I can get to your blog each day..My hope and prayer for you is to have a lot of love coming into your life, peace and joy..happy halloween early too..I know your life is beginning to go in the most wonderful direction..ciao mjs from washington state!

ds said...

Happy Blogoversary, Betty, and thank you for the flowers. They are as resilient as you.

Susan said...

Happy Blogoversary, Betty! I looked back to that first post-- yes, ironic, but also a testament to your love for HOB then. I was your first commenter! I have followed you from day one of your blog and our friendship! Thanks for all the words of wisdom and life. Lots of love to you!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You're a blessing to us, Betty. Happy blogoversary!
xoRobyn

Brian (not the cat) said...

Congrats on three fine years of blogistry, from one of your original handful of followers. It's been a lot of fun.

SquirrelQueen said...

Congratulations on your Blogoversary!
My third one is coming up just after the first of the year and I can't believe it's been that long.

I LOVE your header photo!

Cindy Caudle said...

Congrats on your three years of blogging. I love reading your writings. Your glads are beautiful.

The Green Streak said...

Congratulations! Thanks for taking us along on your journeys and your adventures. And strong wishes for many more years of blogging--without the drama! :-)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Happy anniversary, my dear!!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Three years and stronger than ever. Irony is a b***h sometimes.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

3 years, wow!!! Congrats. Love the orange in these flowers.

faye said...

Happy Blogoversary.!!
Here's to many more years !!

The flowers are beautiful and
quite possible my favorite color.

Retired English Teacher said...

Congrats on the long life of the blog. You are marvelous. Many love you and support you. Much can change in three years, but you just keep getting better and better.

Shan said...

I remember back when I first found you... no idea *how*, though... and you had double digit followers. Look at you now! No wonder. BB, you're fabulous and I'm glad to "know" you.

SueAnn said...

Congrats on the three years!! That is super!!
It is always interesting too look back and see how our thoughts have played out!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Southwest Arkie said...

Happy Blogoversary- wishing you many more!

ladydazy said...

We will always be here for you. So glad I met you!!

LittleSilkDress said...

Happy belated blogoversary!!!

The Empress said...

Happy blogoversary, to one of the first people I met on the internet.

You have made my life richer.