Friday, January 30, 2009


This is my "paper anniversary" writing Pook and Bug. Thanks everyone. I know you're out there; I can see your hometowns and IP addresses even if I'm not sure how to connect those to your names. I can even check out a map of readers. I tried to paste it here but it isn't to be; my online skills are improving, but slowly. Visitors have come by from Brazil and even Pakistan. I have readers all over the US and a few in Canada. Many visitors pop in accidentally (some with strange searches! What is pook and bood?) and leave seconds later, but some have stuck around. I'm glad my stories of my life and family are something you enjoy reading. I'm a prolific commenter on other blogs and those readers are my best commenters I think. I'm working on the rest of you. Stop lurking and come say 'hi'.

I feel like I know some of you from your own writings. I check in to see how Frances garden is doing and how the kids are entertaining or exhausting Mary. Seems like Harriet's life is much closer to mine now. I can see how Facebook would be appealing if it provides more of this type of contact. Home alone with kids can be confining. When I get claustrophobic I come to visit. Amazing to have made online friends, but yet I have fun talking to Asha, Erin and others whom I've never met face to face.

I put a link to this at the end of our holiday letter this year, so no one can claim that they were left out. And no one is laughing at me. With me- yes, I think you are. And that's great. Because if you're laughing with me, you understand my life and probably share some of my thoughts. It keeps me company to know that. As my kids put it: "You company me."

Happy One Year


  1. Congrats on the anniversary! I don't remember how I came to find you but I do enjoy reading the stories on your blog.

  2. Happy blogiversary! I love catching up with your family, many situations bringing back memories of my experiences parenting my child (now 25!). Here's to many more years of laughter.

  3. Somehow I missed this post when it came out and only stumbled on it today through my stats. Happy belated blogiversary! May there be many more years ahead!