I just noticed something. The seventh anniversary of my blogging life passed on March 16th, just 2 weeks ago. I remember when I first started blogging, the anniversary was watched for, announced, a special post was prepared. Comments would abound - Happy Blogiversaries poured in. Not this year though. It just sneaked right by. I think I let it totally slip last year.
So what to do this year? Perhaps a walk down memory lane would be a good idea. I sure have been through some changes since 2006. Yes, that's it.
http://scenesfromaslowmovingtrain.blogspot.com/2006/12/happy-day.html Annie's Point of View
http://scenesfromaslowmovingtrain.blogspot.com/2006/12/five-book-day.html Don's Point of View
It didn't take me long to decide what to share from 2006 would be when I noticed that I ended the year with the same story written from two different points of view.
This year I reflected on a lot of the good-byes in my life http://scenesfromaslowmovingtrain.blogspot.com/2007/02/sunday-scribbles-good-bye.html
I sent nine BIG boxes to a contact in Afghanistan all filled with winter clothes for the children of Ghor. Here's some of the story. http://scenesfromaslowmovingtrain.blogspot.com/2007/01/hats-for-kids-update.html
This is the year I switched my blog from here to In My Dreams.
Blogging just wasn't working for me at SFASMT anymore mainly because my thoughts were very focused on the future and approaching changes - RETIREMENT - and for the next couple and a half years, that is indeed where I posted. And I posted more posts there in a shorter period of time than I have of all total posts here.
I followed my passion for crocheting for quite a while during this period.
http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-post.html Lessons about Faith and Perseverance were driven home.
I had always wanted a sideboard and hutch. Decades and decades I wanted one. This is the year that desire and dream came true. http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2009/01/30-year-dream-comes-true.html
My passion for photography and writing haikus continued joined at the hip. http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2009/01/scenes-at-cafe.html
And roadtripping took centerstage.
Quanah and Erin came to visit and I got to introduce them to a friend. http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2009/03/we-had-lunch-again-at-los-matetes.html
http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2010/01/remains.html The silliest and most inconsequential of things caught my eye.
This is the year I had furloughs on Friday once a month. All part of California cost savings. Didn't help a bit but was what it was. And I got a chance to do this on Friday instead of work. http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2010/02/furlough-friday.html
I had more chances to witness goodness in the world around me. http://inmidreamz.blogspot.com/2010/05/witnessing.html
And then I retired in June 2010. I stayed at In My Dreams for a while longer but eventually I realized that I wasn't dreaming about the future anymore. I was back to living in the present. And so, I returned to SFASMT and I've been happy here ever since.