Blogaversaries and other milestones.

Because things always seem to happen at the same time, a few milestones occurred this week. Most on the same day.

My great niece Natalie hit her First Birthday! She is healthy, and happy, and very tall for her age. I couldn’t be happier, and she’s not even mine.

– Of course, Natalie’s birthday is my birthday, so I hit the 51 year mark on Tuesday too. Fifty one doesn’t feel any different from fifty, although I am cursing the diabetes a little more than usual these days. Goes with the territory, I guess.

– And of course, if it’s Natalie’s birthday and my birthday, it must be the anniversary of the beginning of One year ago Tuesday I started writing in this space.

I also posted for the 200th time here this week… on Monday, I think. Actually, it was probably more than 200 times, when you count all the junk I threw out at the beginning. I know I sound like a broken record (does anyone know what that means anymore?), but I am sooooo grateful that there are people who read this blog and comment on posts here. I love to write, and this is a much-needed outlet for my thoughts and observances. But knowing you are there and reading this warms my heart and make me want to write great stuff every day. I learn from you and hope to continue to learn from you for the foreseeable future.

Thank you so much. I am one lucky sonofagun. I’ll try to make the next year better than the first.

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  • Kim  On April 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Congrats on all of the milestones, Stephen!


    • StephenS  On April 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Kim… you were my very first commenter, so I feel special that you’re commenting today. Hope you and the little girl are doing great.


  • Colleen  On April 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Birthday! Happy Blogaversary!
    And since I’m older than you, yes, I do know what a broken record is…


    • StephenS  On April 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks Colleen… hope your recent trip was super. Sounded like it was.


  • Scott E  On April 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    One…fifty-one…one…two hundred! Congratulations on a very significant week! So glad to have you here with us in the D-community.


    • StephenS  On April 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you Scott. Hope you didn’t get rained on too much today.


  • caligirlsmiles  On April 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Very cool. Happy birthdays all around and congrats to all the wonderful milestones you’ve reached. Here’s to many more. 🙂


    • StephenS  On April 13, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks for the well wishes! And thanks for commenting. I just discovered your blog, and I’m looking forward to reading more!


  • Scott K. Johnson  On April 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Wow! Lots of awesome milestones! Congratulations all around!

    I sure am glad to have your voice in the mix, Stephen. Thank you!


  • Karen  On April 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Happy birthday, happy blogiversary, and happy week full of milestones!!! So glad to have you in the DOC!


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