Sunday, July 3, 2005

ANNIVERSARY

Well, it's been a year since I dipped my toe in the Journal pond. My site has been visited over 2600 times and at least half of those are probably mine. My version of MAC AOL makes each paragraph a single line. This is not conducive (hmmm, that word is worth at least a buck and a quarter) to editing or proof reading. If I can, I do the entry in Word and paste it. And ya know I still end up going in and out a few times until I'm happy.

I think I've written a few things that were pretty darn good, and quite a bit that's passable. The yard looks totally different from last year. The little digital that came with the video camera does NOT take good shots in full sun, they overexpose very badly. The next batch of  35MM  shots will be in next week. The weird weather and the gimpy knees have not made it easy to take pictures. And, unless you want to take extreme closeups lavender doesn't make good pictures unless you have half an acre of it.

The day lilies will be fantastic. The plants are much larger this year and the flower stocks are standing much higher. Yippee! I don't kneel well and you can only do so much bent in half.

I think the biggest change in the last year is dental. From the abcess in late March to I don't know how may follow up visits it's taken until now to get these chompers fairly comfortable. I worked my way through my first salad yesterday and I didn't have any problems today. Biting down in front is still a little weird. Trying to keep everything in place while you move things around is........interesting.

I've read a lot of good writing over the last year. Don't have time to read as much I would like. Thank you Lisa in Scappoose (you know who you are) for encouraging me to get my feet wet and for stopping by regularly with additional virtual "milk and cookies." Thanks to everyone who has stopped by. And here's to another year.

(I'm being zinged by a cat who wants a lap. She does telepathy and if that doesn't work she flexes one delicate claw in the back of my front. Bye for now.)

6 comments:

hope5555 said...

Happy journaling anniversary. I really enjoy your journal.

thinkingoutloud said...

Happy Anniversary!

Niki

sistercdr said...

Happy Anniversary!  Your journal has added a lot to my year.

ibspiccoli4life said...

Happy Anniversary! I really love your journal: here's to another year of great blogging!

dave

lisaram1955 said...

Wow!  Has it been a year already?  Time goes faster and faster and faster.

I would like to thank YOU for becoming part of the journal community.  You enhance it immensely!  ((((Hugs))))  Lisa  :-]  

hestiahomeschool said...

Happy anniversary!  You are a wonderful addition to the journalingcommunity....both in your journal and in your comments.