Wednesday, November 18, 2009

the big one zero zero zero

This post represents my ONE THOUSANDTH published blog entry.

One Thousand.


I've been writing to this blog since March of 2006 and in that time, in those 43 months, in those 999 posts, I have shared a lot. Some would probably say I've shared too much. And sometimes I'd have to agree. Especially when I publish late at night and then wake up in the morning groggily remembering sitting in front of the computer and pecking on keys. I'll ask myself, as I pour a cup of tea and walk to the computer, "Did I really publish that last night? Or was it just a dream?" (Cue sweaty palms and heart palpitations when I realize it wasn't a dream and my husband (or sister, or mother, or cousins) will be calling for me in 3-2-1...)

I've written about my children, my marriage, my family, my career, my favorite things in life, my favorite people in life, my struggles and shortcomings, and my hopes and dreams for the future. I've written about sex, movies, politics, infertility and religion. I've written about my obsession with chocolate peanut butter ice cream and wine. And I've written about my incredible desire to live on a farm and spin my own wool, except for my overwhelming fear of spiders and rats.

It's funny how this blog has become such an important part of my life. It serves as a resource and sounding board for so many things that I'm trying to figure out and yet - it captures my thoughts and feelings from this amazing period in time. There is a quote by Anais Nin, that I love. "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection."

I am so thankful that because of this blog, I not only have the opportunity to taste life twice - but to share it with you. If this blog was a hot fudge sundae, I guarantee you wouldn't be quite as lucky.

So thanks for being a part of this journey with me. Thanks for sharing your stories and advice and thoughts. Thanks for being here and for inspiring me to come back every day.

Don't doubt it for a minute.

You. Are. Awesome.


  1. Congratulations! That is an amazing amount of writing, and an amazing amount of inspiration!

    I'm glad to have found you, and really thank you for starting your "trip!" Looking forward to 1000s more posts.

  2. Congrats! Happy 1000th post!

  3. Congratulations!! I've personally enjoyed the ride. :)

  4. congratulations on 1,000. i love reading your blog and look forward to the next 1,000. --katie

  5. Well thank YOU for your blog. I keep my blog list pretty well pared down and only read about ten on a daily basis. Yours is on my short list.

    You are real and honest and fun and relatable. You rock!

  6. Congrats ---- I'm along for the ride for another 1,000 :)

  7. YOU are awesome.

    I love that quote about tasting life twice.

    Congratulations on hitting 1000. Woohoo.

    (I am at 1315, not that I'm competing or anything. I'm really not that competitive.)

  8. Congratulations on 1000 posts. That is just amazing. You are a great writer and just love to ready your blog...thanks for taking me along on your journey!

  9. WOW! 1000! Congrats. I think I'm on #350 or something like that.

    Please cancel your Muddy Buddy race and come up here for lunch with a bunch of old ladies!

  10. Wowthis is awesome! I have been along for the ride since just a bit before Henry was born:) I had a thought about something the other day and I imagine just calling you. I kinda laughed that I would call you and just start rambling a mile a minute like you were an old friend. And you would be like "who the hell is this?"! Awkward:) lol
    Congratulations and Hope you feel better soon:)

  11. WOW!! Congrats! I can believe it! Your the only one I know that can talk about poop for hours and your the only one who can write about it sooo eloquently.;-)
    I'm happy for you. Keep up the good work but do it in the south. Get your MOVE ON. :-)
    Love, Marg

  12. You have delighted us with so many diverse topics, large and small, that covers one side of the ocean to the other. And you are also very funny, compassionate and put family first.

    I think the awesome person is YOU!

    And perhaps, your new career is just around the corner? blink, blink!

    Congratulations and cheers (with wine) for another 1000 episodes of the Amazing Trips + Henry

  13. 1000?! Congratulations and Thank You for sharing everything you post about. It is enjoyed very much!

  14. Hey, congrats! That is quite a milestone, and it will be a long time before I get to it so I find this very impressive!

    Thanks for stopping by my place on your blog hopping journey - hope you come back again, and maybe participate in our weekly haiku thingamawhatsit (wed). I have a sneaking suspicion that you will rock at it.

    I am enjoying your blog, and wanted to take a second to comment on this post before I delve into the rest of them :)

  15. I am one of those readers who never make a comment, but I find your blog to be so very interesting. You do an incredible job of conveying your thoughts and feelings, and, most importantly, the love you have for your family. Thanks for sharing with those of us who so enjoy your writing.

  16. Congrats on 1000! And thank you for sharing your life and your thoughts with us. It really helps to know other parents out there with similar struggles (or more struggles, considering I don't have multiples!).

  17. awesomeness! love how you keep it real...including the sometimes sharing too much. Nice to know i'm not the only one who does stuff like!

  18. So. Are. You.
    And Charlie, the Trips and Henry

    I check every single day (well given that we have electirty or I'm not sitting in some hospital waiting for Larry to get out of surgery) for your updates.