Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wood Anniversary

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires. ~Charles Caleb Colton

Today is my blog's 5th anniversary.  Who "wood" have thought it!  Cyndy got me into this (like alot of other things) and at first I wasn't sure but it has been a hell of a ride.

2005 -we said goodbye to #1 when she went to Mississippi for training, I learned to knit,  knit my first pair of socks, got my first fiber animals (2 angora goats), went to MD S&W for the first time, my chickens hatched out chicks for the first time, went to MS to see #1 before she left for Iraq, she got to Kuwait on June 24, I went to Endless Mt for the first time, went to Rhinebeck for the first time, first Christmas without all my kids.

2006- bought my Ashford Traveller DT and carder, #1 son moved out on his own, got a new greenhouse, #1 came home on break, got a used Ashford Traditional cheap cheap, friend lost her son in Iraq, got two Finn ewe lambs, got a romanov wether, #1 came home from Iraq, spent my birthday in Puerto Rico courtesy of #1, mom had kidney removed and found out she had kidney cancer which had metastasized, did my first stranded hat, got my WoolieWinder, Denise needles and lots of knitting books, man started new job.

2007-I taught myself to knit in 2004 and learned I was knitting the wrong way and fixed it in 2007, made my first pair of gloves (other than sideways ones),  #1 son moved to NC, I had a mini stroke (TIA), #2 daughter broke her knee cap and got stitches in her knee,  #1 son moved back home and bough a motorcycle which he later flipped, knit the first of three hemlock ring afghans, got a Finn ram,  joined Ravelry, got married.

2008-knit with beads, did first sock with short row heel, lost my aunt, knit the ice queen both ways, experienced lambing season and subsequently gave my ram away, got a puppy, #2 son got lymes disease, learned to make bread, canned my first homemade sauerkraut,  truck hit by uninsured vehicle, first Christmas in the new house even though we were not moved in yet.

2009- moved into the house, #1 daughter moved back home temporarily, the man got in a fight with a rooster and the rooster won, we lost mom, #1 daughter moved away, #2 son started football and ended up with a mohawk, lost my uncle, hosted first Thanksgiving in the house, lost my cousin, hosted first Christmas dinner.

And in between, there was girl scouts, boy scouts, huge rotation of doctor appointments, soccer games, band concerts for #2 daughter with clarinet and #2 son with trombone.  We bought animals, sent some off to the butcher, lost some to fox/coyote, planted lots of seeds, harvested/canned lots of food.  I have screwed up and conquered...seen my kids do the same...and hope we learned from both. 

And since there is still breath in my lungs there is a long list of things I want to learn, (rugmaking and cheese making, being a few), I would love to have a dairy cow and I have a yard to landscape and....#2 daughter gets her license this year.  So even if nobody else read this it has been a great way to chronicle the the good and bad day to day events we call life.

Thanks Cyndy


j said...

happy birthday, blog!!!

Tam said...

Happy Anniversary and I'm glad you're blogging...love reading about all that you do.
Hopefully this next blogging year will be a good one :)

cyndy said...

Happy Blogiversary to Happy Acres!

Schewawa! That is quite a recap of the last 5 years. What a ride! I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted.

I do not recall how I got you into this?????????

However, I am happy that I did ;-)

The blogisphere is a better world with you in it!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary. Glad you decided to do a blog, seems with both our busy schedules, sometimes its a nice way to keep in touch.

Sheepishly Speaking....... said...

Congrats on your 5 years! I just started my blog because you have been one of my inspirations. I love your stories; they keep me motivated. Here's to many more years!

Sandie Knapp said...

And I would add that through it all you have grown and learned so much and made much progress.

You have done very well indeed! :)