Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Happy Blogoversary to me........

A rather lopsided picture of HB & his momma, I must say - he's growing like a weed - The Shepherd tried putting Anna Dee and her boys in with Gwennie and HB - lasted all of about 5 minutes before Gwennie went after Taylor and Buddy - with the intent to obliterate! So, HB is going to have to be content with his mom's company for the next month or so until we can wean the whole shootin' match - Anybody want a grumpy horned ewe?

I've noticed that several of the blogs I read have had anniversaries lately - You may or may not know that I started my blog two years ago to keep my family anf friends updated on my experience with a diagnosis of uterine cancer. Luckily it was caught early - the surgery was successful and no other treatment was required. After my "recovery" was complete, people asked me if I was going to continue writing my blog, as they said they enjoyed reading what I had to say. What a great compliment that was.

I have really enjoyed the writing and especially have enjoyed the many friends that I have met along the way - sheepy friends, cat friends, spinner/fiber/knitter friends, foodie friends, every day life friends - let's see, have I left anyone out? This is also my 311th post - wow - who knew I had so much to say?

Some things I'm working on - The BlogCatalog Community has joined with Amnesty International for "Bloggers Unite for Human Rights" Day on May 15. "Bloggers Unite is an initiative designed to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By challenging bloggers to blog about a particular social cause on a single day, a single voice can be joined with thousands of others to help make a real positive difference; from raising awareness for cancer, to an effort to better education systems or support 3rd world countries."

I hope you will click on the badge along side this blog and find out more about this worthwhile cause. It is so easy to go from day to day and not really THINK about those in this world who are living without the simplest of human rights - access to food and water, freedom of religion - I am looking forward to seeing what others have to say on their blogs.

Another thing that has my attention are "Six-Word Memoirs" - made popular by the recently published book "Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six word memoirs by writers famous and obscure" Can you describe your life in six words? Not more or less, just six words. I did a page on Six Word Memoirs for my church newsletter - it was incredibly fun to see what people had written. I'll share some ideas about this soon too, so be thinking of your own six word memoir.

There has been so much excitement about the sheep lately, it's been a while since I shared a recipe with you, so I need to think up something yummy to share -

I guess this means that I'll be blogging for a while longer - There's always something more to say.


Kathy said...

What about your Shepherd's Pie recipe? ("First, take one Shepherd...")

Congratulations on the Blogaversary of one of my favorite blogs - and one of my favorite people!

Kathy said...

How are you feeling? I was thinking of you today...wondering.

I had a chuckle when I was at the barn today. Loretta, normally friendly to all other sheep, was stalking Ailee! I had let them both out with their lambs together. Reminded me of "Grumpy Gwen". :)

Leigh said...

Congratulations Tina! Your blog is always one of my favorite stops in the blogosphere.

P.S. The photo isn't lopsided, it's artistic!

Sharon said...

I went into blogging with no expectations, other than to stay connected with my friends from our remote location. I just checked and realize that my last post was my 310th blog - oh, so close to you.