Throwback Thursday / Random Thoughts

DSC00725Hi and Happy Thursday!  For Throwback Thursday, I wanted to use a photo I really like of me with Ian. This was taken many years ago at the beach.  We were sitting together and looking at something.  We are both very into what we are doing and having fun.

I like that we are both wearing hats and that he is sitting on my lap. I like that this picture captured both of us totally enjoying what we are doing. I love to wear a hat and wish it would come back in style.  This is on of my favorite hats. And a baseball cap on a boy is precious.

Living in the moment is something that he has taught me so well.  I find I can do that more and more with him.  Yes, we do have fun together.

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For this blog I also wanted to include some random thoughts.

**This week has been full of ups and downs — from losing a dear person to spending precious time with family and friends.  That was the upside of the memorial service.  We had the chance to catch up with dear family and friends we hadn’t seen in years. Some very special memories were made despite the sadness.  We truly appreciated her precious life.

**My son lost his second front tooth over the weekend.  It is hard to believe that my baby now has permanent teeth coming into his mouth.  This was a week after the other front tooth came out.  Ian placed the tooth under his pillow and discovered the next morning money and a treat from the tooth fairy and no tooth.  He was very pleased.  The tooth fairy has been busy.

**30 years ago yesterday, I was run over by a car and survived.  This wasn’t an April Fool’s joke but something that really did happen.  I still can’t believe it and am so thankful that I had a second chance at life. Two years ago, I wrote a blog about it.  You can read it at https://patticates247.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/my-miracle-no-foolin/ . Please check it out.  Have you witnessed or been part of a miracle? Please share with me and our readers.

**Earlier this week, I was re-reading my blogs since I am now in the 400s, in amounts of what I have posted.  I had forgotten some of what I’d written about but enjoyed the trip down memory lane.  When I first started, I was doing more writing and very little images. Lately I have been incorporating photos and photo challenges and writing along with that.  I guess the more I do this, the more places I am finding to be inspired.  I don’t, however, want to get away from the writing since that is my passion and what the blog is really about.

The thing I like about it is that it is similar in style to how my grandfather used to write.  He was my inspiration for this blog. I wanted to highlight a few of my postings from 2011, 2012, and 2013.  I hope you will check them out again or for the first time.

I wonder what subjects, photos, quotes, or people will inspire me next?  I cannot wait to find out!!  Have a great rest of the week.

 

Two Years of Blogging

PNumber.2Hi and Happy Saturday!

I received a congratulations note from Word Press today celebrating my 2 year anniversary of starting this blog.

It is hard to believe that it has been that long.  In that time, I have celebrated two birthdays with my son, two anniversaries with my hubby, and my own birthdays and hubby’s as well.

And we have celebrated two birthdays of my grandmother being 90 and over and many other milestones with family and friends.  Many blessings and some heartache and sadness too.  That is life, after all, isn’t it?

I have written and published 338 blogs so far.  A variety of both good and bad things have inspired me.  Some of my memorable postings were: Say What?, blogging about having to cut my wedding rings, my weight loss journey (yet again), my recent Anniversary to my husband, the loss of special people, the birthdays of friends and family, and posting the numbers my son had written for me.

My readership has grown since the beginning and for that I am truly thankful. I enjoy writing and feel it helps me and I am also glad that other people are enjoying it as well.

Thanks so much to all of you who have signed up as my followers.  And thanks to those who provide comments and like what I write.  I really and truly appreciate you!  And thanks to Word Press for providing this opportunity for blogging.

I wonder what will next inspire me?  I am looking forward to writing my next blog and many more after that.

July 24 – D Is For… Darts

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAWell, just one more week left of July.  Where has the month gone?  It sure has flown by!!

This will be the first month since I started my blog that I have posted something each day.  It has been fun and has kept me on my toes.  It has been very nice to write a little bit each day and also practice using my new camera.  I am not sure how long I can keep this up but I have enjoyed it!

To you my readers, do you like reading something new each day?  Do you like looking at new pictures each day? I may continue the photo-a-day into August and see how it goes.

Today’s Photo-A-Day is D is For…  I chose darts.  I thought these made for a cool picture.  What do you think?

These are on the wall at my in-law’s house.  They are now more for decoration than anything.  You can see from all the holes on the dartboard that they weren’t just for decoration.  This board has seen some throws.

There were many things that I could have chosen from for today but this one just looked like a fun picture to me.

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

1 Year of Blogging

Good morning and happy Monday!  Hope that you had a great Thanksgiving!

Pictured as my new header are some of the wonderful pies that we had for Thanksgiving lunch.

My parents had more than 20 family members at their house for the day.  It was glorious. Catching up with family was fantastic as was the food.

The entire weekend was full of family and so much fun!

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This week marks my 1 year of blogging.  A year ago this weekend, I signed up for my blog.  I got an anniversary note from WordPress, which was a nice touch.

I have loved having this site to write on and share my thoughts and feelings.  I am so thankful to you my readers as well!  You mean a lot to me!  Thanks so much for my followers and all of you who have commented on my writings.

WordPress keeps a count of the blogs that are written and I am now almost to 130 postings.  That seems amazing to me as the year has flown by.  I have been writing a few times a week throughout the year.  I hope to increase the number of blogs that I write this next year.

Please let me know about ideas that you have or items that inspire you.  I’d love to hear from you and share them!  We can find inspiration for many things in the most unlikely places.

Thanks again for the support!  Here’s to another year of blogging!!