What A Difference A Year Makes


The modern "First Anniversary" gift is clocks.  Very appropriate.  On my one year anniversary of blogging, it's a good chance to look back and see what a difference a year makes:




Morning routine Read 2 or 3 blogs.
Read 52 cartoons on computer.
Read 4 or 5 blogs.
Play on Facebook.
No cartoons.
"Online people" Teased my mother about visiting people she's met while playing Yahoo bridge. I hopped on an airplane to meet face-to-face someone I met online.  And now she's my fiancée!
Trips to Midway airport in the prior year 1 to pick up MFF on her 4th of July visit. 8 total.
1 to visit MFF
3 to fly to Seattle
4 to pick up Cora
Thoughts on the future. Had reconciled with the fact that I probably was going to be single the rest of my life, and had made my peace with it. Infinite possibilities as I enjoy my new life with Cora.  (Enjoyed dated.  Enjoying being engaged.  Will enjoy the marriage daily.)
Use for Coke caps. Gave to co-worker that I DON'T really like. Mailed to Jan @ Struck by Serendipity, who I DO like.
People I know with Dec. 22 birthdays.



Teammates at work who know what they're doing



Connection to Washington College recruitment brochures from the University of Puget Sound.  "How Does Puget Sound?" Will be getting married there.

A year ago, I had dipped my toe into blog world and after about 2 months, decided to jump in with this blog.  Little did I know the surprises that were in store for me.

The memories I would relive.

The friends I would make.  Not "blog friends" just "friends".


Sass said...

I am so very blessed to be counted in that category, "friends."

My life is richer from having known you.

And yes, I'm oddly sentimental today.

Go figure. ;)

The Peach Tart said...

What a great year for you.

Cora said...

It is truly miraculous when you stop and think about it all, isn't it?

And do you ever get the impression God was watching you a year ago when you were teasing your Mom and feeling like you'd be single forever and God kinda rubbed his hands together, snickering and said "Pffft! I'll show him!!"? Well, I'm very, very glad he did!! :-)

I love you, my dear!!

JenJen said...

Good work Scope. Really. You will have the longest What I am Thankful For speech at Thanksgiving this year!

Hugs to you and Cora...I'm so happy for you both.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

My life has gotten "richer" since you started blogging, as well!

Tami G said...

oh wow *tear*
what a fabulous journey you have come along!
It's so awesome!!!
Congrats on your anniversary and Cora (like I haven't said that 17 million times already) I know from the "bad side" how much it means to FINALLY meet that special someone =)

and YES Cora - I do picture God rubbing his hands together saying that! how freaking cute is that?!?! Congrats to you too girl - You got a GOOD man =)

Tami G

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Woot! I made the run-down on the whole "then and now" thing. Awesome.

Congrats again on the Blogiversary!

Venom said...

When you tie the knot, who'll move where? (I'm sadly not up to speed on the details, sorry.) You both deserve all the happiness you've found, best of luck forever Lovebirds.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! You and Cora are engaged and I'm just now finding out!!! DOH! *smacks forehead* Now I know why I should be keeping up with my buddies! I will def!! try to meet up with you guys next time I hit Chi-town! I gotta see the cute up close and personal. Congrats!

SkylersDad said...

Congrats on the anniversary, and I can't wait until I am congratulating you and Cora on anniversaries!

BeckEye said...

*digs down low for the crooning voice*
It was a very good year...

Congrats on your first blogiversary and all the other good stuff that's happened to you this year.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Glad you started blogging so you and Cora could meet!

Morgan the Muse said...

I have to admit... I cannot puzzle out an answer to the teammates one... I am sure it is something perfectly simple but I don't see it. S'okay though, it was just that kind of day. Today I couldn't get a program to work that had a listbox instead of a textbox. That was real great to explain to my teacher after I hounded him for twenty minutes to help me. >.>

I'm sorry, I did it again, got totally off topic... what were you saying? Oh, yeah, anniversaries. They're fun.