It's a party round here today. Today marks my 1000th blog post and we're gonna celebrate in style. As you may expect it's not a celebration that would perhaps resemble a Roman feast or a masked ball at Versailles but there are cupcakes and Cheetoes and some cold duck.
Oh come on. It's virtual cold duck. In your mind you can make it taste like something other than the vile swill you used to sneak drink in high school.
When I started blogging I couldn't have predicted that I would ever reach 1000 posts or guess how long it would take me to get there. As it turns out I did reach the magic number and it took me about 3 1/2 years to do it. I don't know if you can call it reaching a goal if you never set one in the first place but I'll take it.
In that time you've been with me through all sorts of events and experiences. Two trips to America. Fights with my neighbors and the subsequent getting-the-hell-out-of-that-apartment in order to save my sanity and my husband's health. I confessed to you that I got stuck in my bathtub. I told you about my first semester of college. I admitted to you that I nearly knocked myself out at work with a plastic coat hanger. You've read about visits from my family, city festivals, and my little jaunts around the city. You've read me vent my frustrations at being the caregiver for my husband, my whines about the crappy weather - be it too hot or too cold or too rainy...it's always too something - my rants over my husband's overbearing aunt and general frustration at the ever astonishing German bureaucracy. You've read about how I adore Christmas and my city's Christmas market and how much I miss my family in America during the holidays. In a thousand posts you've read about me taking up knitting again, shared with me my little projects, have endured lots of pictures of hand knit socks and kindly complimented them all. I've let you peek each Friday into my music library. And in a thousand posts you've read about my life with my husband, how I adore him, how we're bonded for life and how I fell in love with him when I first saw a photo of him from the 70s and he looked just like a rock star.
In 1000 posts I've been able to make some wonderful friends from around the world and I've been able to share in their lives as well. That may be the best part of all from 1000 posts. For that I thank you - for your encouragement, your kindness and caring and for giving me reason to keep writing.
Now here's your chance to talk back. Leave me a comment, especially if you've never done so before. I love a little de-lurking. And ask me a question. Today is the day I answer all questions so make it a good one!