Happy 4th Blogiversary to us! Yes to both of us. Me, the writer and you, the reader, the commenter, the inspire-er. You guys, the people who share this space with me.
Can you believe it? For four years now, I've been blathering on about, well, very little of consequence really, almost every week, almost always 5 days a week. That's roughly 1,040 blogposts. Holy Cats! And you lovely people have been along for the ride, some of you for the entire length of the journey thus far. I cannot thank you enough.
I believe last year on the 3rd blogiversary I said that I had no idea what I was doing when I started and by year three, I wasn't a lot more clued in than on the 1st day. I suppose if nothing else, I am consistent because it's still true. There is no real plan to anything I write. Oh sometimes, throughout the week I will have ideas and I'll scrawl those ideas down in a little notebook I keep here on my desk. Some of those ideas even become blogposts, but not all of them.
Nope, nearly every weekday morning, I sit down here at my computer and I ask myself, "what shall I talk about today?" Because that's what it feels like to me. Like I'm having a conversation. Just two people (me and the representative reader) chatting over tea and cookies about this'n'that. Nothing of earth shattering importance is written about here, at least most of the time. It's just chitchat, talking about what I've done, what I'm thinking, expanding on thoughts you readers have suggested and sometimes I write about what I'm not doing. In fact, I believe that I wrote one blogpost about the fact that I had nothing to write about that day. Hah!
The actual blogiversary date was yesterday, the 4th. So what did I do to celebrate? I made some pumpkin bread! Yummy! I happened across some sugar pumpkins at the grocery store that were only 99 cents each! Wow! Had to do it. And before you roll your eyes about bothering to make pumpkin bread from the actual pumpkins, honestly it is as easy as, well, pumpkin bread :)
Sugar pumpkins generally aren't very big so I bought two, just to be sure I had enough. I cut them open, cleaned out the pumpkin guts (ewwwww), oiled them then put them in the oven to bake for about a half hour. Once they cooled sufficienty, I cut up the flesh, measured out two cups and put the oil, eggs, water and pumpkin flesh in the blender 'til it was pureed. Then I poured that onto the flour and baking soda in a bowl, stirred it up really throughly, added cinnamon and chopped walnuts, divided it into baking pans and baked it. Oh My Goodness it was so good! The entire house smelled like autumn. One of the best smells ever.
And it was cool enough outside to open windows so open window freshness plus hot out of the oven pumpkin bread. Now THAT is a celebration!
Next we went to the beach and then took a little drive afterwards with no destination, just out and about. I brought my camera, because, well, I almost always do. Here's a few photos:
Eventually we came back home, ordered take out and watched the movie, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" for the second or third (possibly fourth) time. It's my favourite Ben Stiller film and I might even be on my overall top 10 list. Hmmm. I need to give that some thought.
As far as I'm concerned it was the perfect celebration!
So once again, Happy 4th blogiversary to us all! Cheers and Congrats and Many Many Thanks!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.