According to my little sitemeter at the bottom of the page here, I just reached two thousand hits. Yippee! How cool is that? I do love a nice, round number. It's especially amazing considering I started writing this blog with the expectation that nobody would ever read it.
On the occasion of my two thousandth hit, I wanted to say thank you to everyone for visiting. I wouldn't have two thousand hits without you.
I truly appreciate the community of lovely, kind, thoughtful and intelligent people who have gathered around "my little blog that could". I didn't know anyone would want to listen to my complaining and b.s. on a daily basis, but I'm so glad you do, because you're a heck of a lot cheaper than my psychologist. I'm especially grateful for all of the wonderfully insightful, supportive and encouraging comments that have been left over the last few months. You've given me a much needed boost to my self-esteem and great deal of laughter and warmth as well. For all of these things and more, I am extremely grateful.
And, while I'm gushing over how great y'all are, I also wanted to say thanks to The Mother of This Lot over at Mother's Pride for bestowing upon me this lovely Good Chat Blog Award.
Boy, does she ever have me pegged!
The award was designed by her uber-talented daughter, The Fixer, who said the award was "made for bloggers who seemed like if you met them, they would invite you in for a nice long chat".
I should say so.
The tea is always ready around here. And if you think my posts are longwinded, you should hear me when my mouth starts running. I can talk. That is for sure. Even the mailman knows my life story.
So. Not only does this award meet my stringent graphic design standards, but it also exceeds my standards for an award befitting the recipient (me)!
And now, without further ado, I shall pass it on to a few people I am certain I would enjoy grabbing a seat with and having a nice, long chat. They are (in no particular order):
The Rotten Correspondent
Retired and Crazy
and, right back at you... The Mother of This Lot!
Be sure to pass it on to someone you'd love to sit had have a nice chat with.