zird is the word (lizardek) wrote,
zird is the word

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Edited to say: if my math impairment doesn't once again trip me up and if that isn't THE MOST TYPICAL THING I COULD HAVE DONE, I don't know what is. *sigh*

Yesterday, my little Livejournal became a teenager turned 12! That's right, I've been writing here, right here, in this spot for 13 12 years! Back in 2003, blogs were the new and cool thing to do. EVERYONE was blogging. It was Gale, a friend from the AWC, who really got me started. She still blogs too but not so much, and since she moved to Copenhagen years ago, I haven't seen her in ages.

My reason for starting this blog was to kick-start my writing. I hadn't been writing anything much for years by then; nor doing much else of a creative nature. Gale helped kickstart that, too, as she was into scrapbooking and rubber-stamping and other kinds of crafty artwork and jewelry. It was a very fun year, and I spent a great deal of time, according to my blog, buying and using art supplies and starting (but not finishing) projects like my Collage Book.

During my first year or so of blogging, I was very enthusiastic and I often posted more than once a day. Throwaway, "this is just to say" kinds of posts mostly. My second post on my first day of online journaling talked about a night out with the Wonders, Anders' working on his motorcycle, the start of building our deck and a list of trees I wanted for the yard. It included lilac, magnolia, cherry, tulip, ginkgo, oak and birch.

Well, we managed the cherry tree. But! We are also getting lilacs finally, as Anders has already prepared the space along the side of the garage for them. 5 lilac bushes are intended to go there; the pretty lavender blue ones that I love :) It only took 13 12 years...what? Anyway, that post seems to typify my entire journal. :)

Back then, Martin was 5.5 years old. Karin was 4. Hard to believe that she just turned 16 and he will be 18 come December.

I was working at Ericsson then, not very happily, as things had been sliding downhill basically since I had started there in March of 2000. It would only be a little more than a year from when I started this blog that the company would close our subsidiary and I would find myself out of a job. I had the pleasure stress of deciding between TWO excellent new job offers and after much dithering, accepted a position with my current company. What an good choice I made!

Since I started this Livejournal, I've posted 2,411 entries. This will be #2412. I've received 34,340 comments. I've met so many wonderful people through this blog; and even gotten to meet many of you in person. It's opened up a world of friendship that has enriched my life immeasurably. Every comment you make, every advice you give, every recommendation you offer, makes my day brighter. I could have done it without you, but it sure wouldn't have been as much fun! So, happy blogiversary to us! Thank you :)
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