This blog will go over 50,000 total visitors.
I started writing in August of last year because I desperately needed an outlet and a sense of permanency; I was exhausted from writing the same things over and over on message boards. I wanted a place where my writing was “home.” I thought I might get five people who read it with me.
The first day I had more than one visitor to the blog I involuntarily looked over my shoulder–it was like having another person in the room.
The day that I had the most visits, almost a thousand (!) was Christmas Day. The day after we found Clue. The day I couldn’t stop crying because I was so happy, and so many of you cried with me. I am SO glad that was the busiest day, because every time I look at my blog stats I remember the impossible can’t-sleep-can’t-stop-grinning overwhelming high of that day. I still feel impossibly blessed that she’s gently snoring over on the couch next to me.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for being my friends, for loving my dogs, for thinking about my kids, for arguing with my posts, for leaving comments, for making me feel like I am part of a huge community of people who think it’s normal to drink a couple of dog hairs with their cup of coffee.
Just… thank you. That’s all.