This past week, I reached two milestones, one in life and one in blogging.
My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this week. A lot has happened in that time — job changes, moving across the country, three house purchases, two kids, family deaths and marriages. It hasn’t always been what we’ve planned or hoped for, but we’ve been through it together. There are laughs and good times along the way, but really it takes endurance, perseverance, and maybe sheer stubbornness. Both of us are really alphas, so that doesn’t always make for the most peaceful existence. Now If he’d just acknowledge the words of the tea towel that hangs in the kitchen… 😃
In our busy lives, we didn’t have time to celebrate on the day itself, but on Friday we went out to a small but excellent restaurant just down the street. Apparently, the 30th is the pearl anniversary — no pearls were involved
not really a pearl kind of girl anyway, but the restaurant has a pear theme in their decor and menu, so we were only missing an “L”! Here is some of the delicious and beautifully presented food that we indulged in, while having a nice quiet evening away from the house.
This week I picked up my phone and was surprised to see a notification of a blog milestone of 1,000 likes. Now while “the quest for the like” isn’t why I blog, I have to admit that it gave me a little lift and made me feel a bit better, in spite of not being as present as I would like on my blog and in the blogosphere in general lately. It’s not that I don’t have things I want to blog about — I’ve actually got a backlog of posts running around in my head. However, I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed with work (new boss, new direction, faster pace) and life lately. I’ve had a hard time finding the time and energy to blog, or even to read other blogs. Even when I do have the energy to read other blogs, I’ve felt myself reverting to lurking half the time. So, thanks for continuing to read and please don’t take it personally if I haven’t been commenting much or I’m slow to respond to comments. Hopefully, things will settle down or I’ll figure out a way to “do it all”!
If you are celebrating, I hope you have a wonderful day. We had our celebration today, and enjoyed a nice spread of hors d’oeuvres before digging into the turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!