Valentines Day . . .

Happy Valentines Day everyone.  This is the day when, each year, I pause to reflect on the amazing fact that my wife still wants to keep me around.  Why today?  Because we began dating on Valentines Day in 1999.  So, any babies born as we started our relationship are now old enough to buy liquor in any bar in the US, as far as I know.

Well, to my wife – Happy Valentines Day.  Thanks for keeping me around and putting up with all the trouble that has caused you.

10 Years for US . . .

but a whole lifetime for him.  I’m talking about our pet cat, Merlin, who joined our family 10 years ago today.  You can find our original announcement here:

Sorry I don’t have any update photos to share, but he still doesn’t pose for cameras.  He does purr a lot, and he still chases shadows.  Now, though, he prefers to chase shadows that we aren’t deliberately making for his amusement.

First Anniversary…

Today I got a notice from WordPress that wished me “happy first anniversary” with WordPress.  Yes, I set up my new blog one year ago.  (I know, I have older posts here, but honestly, I imported them from my 10 year old LiveJournal blog).

So it would seem that this is a good time to take notice of some things.  Like the fact that 150 people have seen what I write and liked it enough that they signed up to follow it.  THANK YOU!

I have been harassed by spam-bots, and told that I should be the next US President.  I’ve had my ideas stolen verbatim without getting credit for them. I’ve been reblogged by a veteran’s advocate and a priest, as well as several other people.  Honestly, thank you for all of that, because it means my ideas are getting out there and having an impact – the very purpose of this blog.  THANK YOU!

I am humbled that you all care so much to respond to my writing like this.  It is a joy to share my world with you all.  Here’s to looking forward to the next year!  CHEERS!