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September 02, 2022


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18 years is a grand achievement, congratulations! I had kids in junior/high school 18 years ago so I have no idea what was really going on in my life or head at the time but I do know I am not the same person as you point out about yourself. I just crack up each time you post a glimpse of your calendar. There's quite a bit of entertainment value having that in your home.


Can't believe you've been blogging for eighteen years. A lot has happened in those intervening years. Here's to 18 more!

Doug M

That's a nice picture Margaret, and your calendar gave me a chuckle. For as long as I can remember, I've had a wall calendar in my kitchen either Star Trek or Arizona highways. Is that man in the canoe naked? 😄 Anyway happy anniversary with your blog, I was sitting here thinking wow 18 years and then looked at my first blog post and it was almost 17 years ago. Time sure flies when you're having fun - or getting old!

Arkansas Patti

Happy Blogaversary. Wow, that is a long time. Yours is able to vote and mine just became a teenager. Hope yours continues and becomes AARP eligible:)
Me too on being saddened to realize a lot of those with me in the beginning no longer post. Some I sadly know what happened, some I only hope they just burned out with blogging.


18 years of blogging is a big milestone. Your posts are always a good read and you have a group of invested followers which adds to each post. You've built a nice community of people. Thank you for writing.

Joanne Noragon

I keep forget to post my anniversary dates or my great number of blogs posted. 1,795. But soon I will have a cat, again, and am looking forward to that. Congratulations on your 18 years, and the neck holding up a lovely head.

Karen Sullivan

18 years?!!!! That's amazing. I love that you blog and share your life with us. Happy anniversary!


I don't know how long I've been blogging because I've changed blog names more than a few times. My original blog name was tiredmummy, when I was still caring for Katie at home, so it must have been more than fifteen years ago.

Congrats on the blogversary.


Eighteen years is amazing. Mine is just a baby blog then. Isn't it fun to look back at the person you were so many years ago and all the things that shape you?

Jenni Elyse

Happy blogoversary! I'm glad we've become blog friends! I really enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your comments on mine.

I used to blog more about life's adventures, but I don't feel like my life is very interesting anymore to blog about. Well, except on Sundays, I don't mind sharing a few things that happened during the week. :D

Ally Bean

Congratulations on your blog anniversary-- and peacefully co-existing with Mari. Both are accomplishments you must not take lightly.


I started in May '04, not having a clue what I was doing, and I still don't. You're right about our 'clientele' changing over. Mine has a few times. I love the river analogy.


Happy Blogaversary! 18? No kidding? That is just awesome! I thought my 14 was a lot, but I love that you've been doing it even longer.

You lost your two younger brothers? Oh my gosh... I'm so sorry...and then your husband. You have dealt with so much sadness and managed to keep your spirits up and live independently so confidently. I'm in awe of you, Margaret.


Happy Blogversary. 18 years is amazing. It's a good thing we can't see what is ahead for us, isn't it? we wouldn't survive knowing what was coming.

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