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Friday, March 29, 2013

{this moment}: Blogiversary Back Track 2: The Morning I Did the SUPERFREAK



{this moment}:



In honor of the blogiversary, the Spring Break from blogging and in looking back over the year, I thought I'd throw out another post from the "archives".  I'm not sure having only blogged for one year that I actually have archives, but I'm going with it.

So today (if this actually posts) is Blogiversary Back Track Day with a look back at a post that I wrote one day when I heard a quote on the news from Hilary Rosen.  I was a tad bit irked at the comment she had made, especially considering the day I had just endured, so I sat down and started writing which is exactly what I feel the need to do when I am irked.  Or sad.  Or worried.  Or happy.  Or just breathing. 

Anyway, this was only a month or so into my blogging.  I was getting a small handful of Facebook friends and my mom and dad reading my posts at that point.  The morning after I wrote this post, I noticed a huge increase in the number of views on my little baby blog.  Like a MASSIVE increase.  I stood up at my desk and kinda jumped away from the computer like it was on fire.  I clicked the refresh button and put my glasses on and checked the number again.  I looked around with a feeling that people were looking in my windows.  I was especially concerned because I believe I had chosen a pair of my husband's boxers and a t-shirt as my pjs the night before and my hair was in a ponytail on top of my head and I felt really, really weird.  Then I saw that Ann Voskamp, she of best-selling book, One Thousand Gifts had commented on my little baby blog.  And then all you-know-what broke loose.  I did the SUPERFREAK and started jumping up and down, hand over my mouth.  I almost peed in my pants.  I'm sorry, but it's true. 

It was quite similar to this:




Then I realized what had happened.  This is what had happened: the power and the grace of my friend, Elizabeth had happened.  She had linked to my post.  She is big-time (a boss, as the Skinner boys would say) in the blogosphere.  She is a real-life friend of Ann.  I wrote her an email telling her that I felt very much like the girl who played Pilgrim #3 in the 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Day play had just gotten a nod from Meryl Streep.

So HERE IS THE POST that caused me to lose my ever-lovin' mind. 

And in honor of my blogiversary, I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to Elizabeth and to all of my sweet supportive friends who have hit forward or share or save after reading my run-on sentences and grammatical messes.  I am touched and humbled and grateful.

Blessings to you and yours today.

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