I saw the sun on my way to work this morning. THE SUN! It’s a rare thing to see around these parts of the world lately.
I got my sunglasses out and wore them like a boss for all of three seconds before the sun went away and I didn’t need them anymore.
It was fun while it lasted.
I’m going to share a little insight with you on the blog. I know that some of you die-hard fans out there (hey, mom) remember the blog in the early days. Some of you didn’t start reading it until very recently. I think that for the most part, the majority of the readers know me or the Viper Pilot or have some connection though our families. And that’s pretty cool. We love you all!
The blog has been around since summer of 2010. It’s almost three years in the making! I have a hard time believing that, you may not…
At that time, we were living in Mississippi. I had been accepted into grad school, but I had a few months of doing nothing until classes began in August. I was bored to tears and was driving the Viper Pilot crazy. I can’t sit around and do nothing all day, and I couldn’t find a danged thing to do in C-bus. The Viper Pilot would come home from a long day of pilot training and I’d talk his ear off. He finally looked me square in the eye and said,
“Get a hobby. Now.”
It was my light-bulb flickering on/ding-ding-ding/epiphany moment that you see in cartoons. He was right. I am not physically or mentally capable of sitting around and doing nothing. But what on earth was I going to do in Mississippi for three whole months?
I chose to start a blog because I discovered that I already had hobbies: photography and cooking. I loved it, so why not share it (and our other adventures) with friends and family? Both have come a long ways since that summer in 2010.
If you haven’t done so ever or at least in a long time, I invite you to take a moment to read my first blog post.
Let’s not forget about the post on eliminating cockroaches. Is it any wonder that my posts were maxing out at 12 page views?
I thought I was a good cook and photographer at the time. I still get the giggles every time I come across what I thought at the time was a cute and creative picture of starfruit displayed so nicely on my cutting board.
I was so proud of this picture.
I’d like to think my skills in both departments have come a long ways since then. The blog most certainly has.
I’m going to leave you to scrolling through old posts on the blog or closing this window completely because you more than likely aren’t nearly as sentimental about all this as I am.
I’ll be back on Monday — we’ve got quite a weekend ahead of us and I can’t wait to share it with you. What are you doing this weekend?
SOMETHING FUN: type the following into Google:
- do a barrel roll
- once in a blue moon
- no Chuck Norris <– read the first item that Google displays