Today is the 5 year anniversary of my blog.
Things have changed a lot since I started writing here - back then my dogs were older and more established and somehow I had more time for knitting and crafting. It seems that things were calmer and better back them but maybe my memories have been edited over time.
In the past 5 years: Jp got a new job, we got a new car, we got married, I did lots of knitting/crocheting/embroidery, lots of socks were knit, lots of baking done, lots of cool thrifty finds, gifts were sent and received, got lots of new shoes, changed computers 3 times, my 14 year old canary died, lots of flowers came and went in my gardens, I started yoga and meditation, I started dancing, and some people came and went (luckily no deaths, some just passed through).
In the past two years I went through cancer with my aging dog Princess Jazz, mourned her and then waited for a puppy to be ready for adoption. On May 8, 2009 we got the most wonderful puppy, our chocolate lab, Eco. Labs are pretty smart dogs and they learn pretty fast, but still time had to be spent to corral her energy. Eleven days ago my brother and SIL got a chocolate lab puppy (Tonks) and I've helped them a little with the puppy steps that I went through to housetrain, and curb behaviours such as inappropriate biting and chewing. Because I enjoyed being with Eco so much, I went on to train her for Rally Obedience and multiple tricks (we're at about 60 something) putting down my knitting and crochet in favour of being with my loyal friend.
But lately things seem to have fallen apart for me. I've been at the same company for 11 years, doing the same job for 9. Prior to this employer I was always one who received promotions and new assignments on a regular basis and I think 9 years doing the same job is finally becoming more of chore than it should be. Maybe I'm having a mid-life crisis - I don't know. I've been trying to figure out what I need, what would make me happy and how to deal with things. I really enjoy my dance classes and find myself so occupied in the class that I have no time to think of the burdens of my everyday life and I feel better when I come out of the class. Maybe I should just take a class every night?
I want to thank all the readers who have stuck with me over the past 5 years and I'd like to thank the new readers who've recently discovered me and take the time to comment and let me know their presence. Thank you friends and family for your support.
Out of curiousity, is there anything I've done/said/posted in the past 5 years of my blogging that springs to mind that you'd like to mention? Do you have any burning questions?
Happy Blogaversary to me!