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Yup, she's got it. It's two! (She'd also say "two" if I asked what shirt she wanted to wear today. "Two", is the answer du jour, you see.)
Two years ago this week, I moved this little blog over from Blogger. I've gone on (and on) many times about why I blog and what it all means to me, and so I fear sounding insincere in my redundancy today. But. It's all true. Starting this blog - with it's innocent (perhaps naive?) intentions - was one of the best things I've ever done. Besides some really freaking cool opportunities I never could have imagined (both the ones that have already come to fruition and those in the works for the future - oh, such fun!), there's so much more to be grateful for. An enormous amount of daily inspiration (I'm simply AMAZED every day at something someone out in blogland creates). A rediscovery of my passion for writing. A creative and parenting outlet. Connections with some wonderfully creative, fun, and beautiful women who have become a part of my life and my heart- both in the flesh and not. ;) And...some seriously cool conversations with all of you...every single day. Because it really does feel like we're having a conversation to me here. And it's all the things a vibrant conversation is full of - sharing of information, telling of stories, discovering new things, sometimes with frustration, sometimes a tear, and many times, laughter. Usually I'm really okay with the computers between all of us - I think it makes writing easier on many, many levels. And then other times, I feel like the conversation is a bit one-sided and I really wish we could all just sit down for some tea so that I could listen, and know more about all of you.
So. For my blogaversary today, I want to do just that. Listen. Tell me, will you? Tell me something about what's going on in your world right now. What time of your day is it? What's going on around you in the moments you come here to see /read?
Oh! And you know that there will be no blogoversary here without presents, right? So, I'll put together surprise packages for two (naturally!) of you. I'll have Calvin and Ezra each choose a number between one and whatever the total comment number is by Wednesday at noon (which is also when I'll update the shop, by the way.)
Thank you, as always, for coming here for a read. For taking time out of your own precious day to stop and say hello. I thank you!