It’s Time to Celebrate!


What am I celebrating? Well, two full years ago my blog went Live. I have two years of blogging under my belt. I remember oh-so-well all the frustration in learning the WordPress language and nuances and the long days spent creating and building my blog before I finally published it for the first time. Hard to believe it’s been two years already. Doesn’t seem that long.

I’ve met so many AMAZING and WONDERFUL people along the way! I had no idea when I started blogging that I’d actually be making friends too. That’s a major bonus.

Blogging has enabled me to flex my writing muscle with stories and anecdotes. My blog has served as a literal catalog of life experiences as I share mine with the world.

I’ve experienced all kinds of fun things that bloggers get to participate in: two years of the A-Z Blogging Challenge first comes to mind. That’s a major blogging commitment in the month of April. I was a guest blogger on Arlee Bird’s Wrote by Rote blog with my story Chipped Again and Tric’s My Thoughts on a Page blog featured an article that I wrote with her Second Chance Repost series, which was very important to me. She also included me in her extremely cool Series of Letters series. And then there have been the many fun blog hops, like the ongoing Battle of the Bands and the occasional hops like the Blood, Boobs and Carnage blogfest and Monday Mischief, to name just a few.

And did I mention the people? Wow, the thought of all the great friends I’ve made in these last two years just warms my heart! The fun has really just begun. I’m a newbie compared to many of the bloggers out here who have been blogging for years. I’m a late bloomer, what can I say? But my feet are wet and I’ve not only waded into the blogging waters but I’ve swam in its warm and sometimes stormy seas.

I decided to celebrate by putting together a playlist of songs with “celebrate” in their titles. I have my friend John over at The Sound of One Hand Typing to thank for the idea as he taught me how to embed full playlists. I posted over 990 videos in my A-Z Musical Tour of My Life, but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to embed more than one video at a time. Thank you John!

And thank you dear readers! For without you, blogging would be meaningless. Your visits and comments mean the world to me. Thanks for connecting with me on my blogging journey.

So, please take a moment and join me in the celebration.   Here are six great celebrating songs, starting with the epitome of all celebration songs, “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang, followed by Three Dog Night’s “Celebrate”, Rare Earth’s “I Just Want to Celebrate” (a performance video from the 1974 California Jam), “Celebration” by Madonna, “Celebration Day” by Led Zeppelin and Earth Wind & Fire’s “Celebrate.” Enjoy!



A Greyhound Party

WordPress’s Daily Post provides daily prompts for bloggers to encourage creative posts with photo and writing challenges. I’m participating in today’s prompt which is to SHOW NUMBERS. These pictures depict a number of greyhounds (and one or two other breeds) enjoying cake at my Dodgy’s 12th birthday party.

There are plenty of numbers in these shots: 10 dogs, 40 paws, 10 stuffie toys and, I just noticed today, a number of Pocket Dragons in my curio collection, which happened to be captured in some of the shots. 🙂

That was a great day. I miss my Dodgy…