I realized this week that I've missed an in important blogaversary. I had mentioned to fernvalley when she was hear that the time was fast approaching. Although at that time, I mispoke when I told her the number. I remember as the words rolled off my tongue that the number sounded way too large to be possible but we were so involved in our visit I never did figure out what the exact number really was, all I knew for sure was that the number represented an awful lot of posts for the amount of time I've been blogging.
I began this adventure in January of 2007 making this my fifth year of blogging. Most of that time I have posted daily except for my time away at the US All Arabian National Horse Show AND the current situation, the illness of 2011.
It is because of that illness that I missed my 1500 post. Instead Dave did the honors and did not notice and I'm pretty sure wouldn't have realized the significance of such a number if he had. It was only after I had hit the publish button of my last post that I realized the milestone had come and gone.
It seemed to me I had come so close to never reaching the number at all that it was important to acknowledge that the number had indeed been reached. I also thought it was important to chose a picture that would reflect another milestone that is on my agenda for the coming year. I'm pretty sure I will not miss posting about it when it happens.
I am continuing to improve. The problem is I do not have the stamina to do what I really want to do. With assurances from the docs that's not going to be happening any time soon and my level of boredom quickly rising.
I've decided maybe now is the time to being planning my online store (for the thousands of children's books I still own from my days as an ebay power seller) so I'm going to do a little playing with a second page here. I probably won't be posting books but I do have some horse things, some jewelry and even some craft things that some of my readers might like. We'll see how it evolves and any suggestions from my friends and readers would be greatly appreciated.
For those who haven't been around from the start, I paid for my first horse with my crafts. Having been a professional crafter for many years (and most of them while I had double vision) I am pretty well set up to create most anything within my genres.
I have been thinking lots of the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls that paid for tricycles for my kids and for some reason (my youngest granddaughter just got her first AG doll and is begging) American Girl doll clothes seem to be a possibility. I have a couple of very sweet toddler snow suits swimming in my head and my folk art painting seems to be calling me as well. I guess that means once there could be all kinds of interesting items mixed in between the horse things. That is, of course, all dependent on whether my readers are even interested in such things appearing on that new second page. Let me know what you're thinking and we'll see where I end up.