Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Chick, Blog Anniversary, and Monitor blues

The Chick is officially 5 today but yesterday she was still only 4 (she told us this with a very serious expression on her face). Happy Birthday Miz Alexis!!!

I feel like I'm flying blind here due to the weird view this monitor is providing me, it looks like I'm losing some of the colors or some such thing cause everything has this greenish cast. It started going wonky after the electricity was off a little over a week ago. Anyway, I ordered a new one this morning so if I can just hang on for however long the free standard shipping takes,,,

I started blogging 5 years ago today, can you believe that? I'm still amazed that folks take the time out of their busy days to come by and read my thoughts and leave their comments. I've made so many good friends through blogging too and have been so blessed to have them share all the happiness and sorrows that they're having in their lives.

Special K started it all by starting her own blog back in 2003. I'd kept a journal off and on since I was a kid and it looked like fun so I signed on and became a blogger myself. Many of our blog buds got busy doing other things with their lives and have stopped blogging for one reason or another but a few are still coming by and have come to feel like part of my family. Leslie and her husband Carl, Marylou, Phyllis, Kim, Miz Sally, and John, have laughed with me, cried with me, prayed with me, grieved with me, and have even gotten pissed off with me over these many years. And if you'll look at my list of blog links over to the right there, you'll see that my family just keeps on growing because each and every one of those links leads to a mighty fine lady or gent. Aren't I lucky?


Friendship is like the breeze,
You can't hold it,
Smell it,
Taste it,
Or know when it's coming,
But you can always feel it,
And you'll always know it's there,
It may come and then go,
But you can know it'll always be back.
~Terri Fanning~


Donna said...

And you said I was sweet....lolol...blogging is just plain fun isn't it! Happy Birthday Miss Alexis and Happy 5th Anniversary to you Miss Brenda!!!

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday lil Chick! 5 years old is a fun age! And 5 years blogging huh? Congrats Miz Brenda! I hope to be doing it for that many years and hopefully a lot longer. In some ways I think this is better than writing in a journal. If you have a bad day or are sad or happy, you get to share it and get all sorts of kind and wise advice! I love it! Good for you Brenda and here's to 5 more fun filled years of blogging friendship;o)

Sally said...

Five years old, Happy Birthday, Chick, and five years blogging. Happy Blogiversary, Brenda. My, the time is passing quickly. I think maybe it's about four for me, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I sure miss some of the ones who aren't here anymore, and worry like heck about a couple who still have their blogs up; yet we don't know (at least I don't) what has happened. It's like losing a family member.

I've never been PO'd at you, Ms. Brenda! Can't say the same for ol James, though. hahahaha

Phyllis said...

Well Happy Birthday to the Chick and your blog!! Egads, but time flies by!! Yes, this blog friendship is a special one. We can say hi to each other any time of the day or night and not worry about waking anyone up!
The Chick is 5, huh? Gee, in 10 more years she will be dating!!
Like Sally, I've never been pissed at ya!!

Brenda said...

Hahaha, I said, pissed WITH me. Ya'll speed read doncha? hahahahahaha

Brenda said...

shoot,,I see what you mean,,,

I meant pissed with me in that you were pissed about some of the same stuff I was. hahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Glad you cleared that up. I've never been pissed at you, only respectfully disagreed a couple of times. Give the chick a hug from us.

Virginia Gal said...

happy anniversary - I'm touched to be a part of the blog family (now when are you inviting me over for dinner, hee hee?).

How do you get the cool background wallpaper?? I'm so not good with modifying my blog - though I want too.

jazzi said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Chickie! And Happy 5 Years of Blogging, Miz Brenda! I think we've been chatting back and forth almost that long. It's amazing to have continued your blog for this long. But I'm glad you did! It's been great getting to know you and your family.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Brenda,
"HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY" to the Chick. "HAPPY BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY" to you as well. Five years is a long time. I didn't realize people were blogging back then. LOL. I guess I'm way behind the times huh? LOL. I've only been blogging since September of last year, and I have made many new friends since that time. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

AndiePandie said...

*hugs* Brenda! Happy blogversary! 5 years is a dang long time!

Sally said...

OMG, that is toooo funny. Okay, let me re-phrase. I HAVE been pissed WITH you! hahahaha

Cal said...

Happy Birthday to the Chick and happy blogging birthday to you, Brenda.

Mary Lou said...

Wowee!! 5 years already? time does fly doesnt it? I remember you started with just redneck jokes. and shortly thereafter, your computer got a bug and sent out a really graphic x rated email to me. ANd I blasted you with both barrels...remember that? You were FLUMMOXED!! you had not done it. LOLOLOLOLOLOL Sure got to know you fast huh?

Well Happy chickie day!!! and here's to another 5 years of blogging. HEY, I FOUND WANDA!!!

Hugs to you dear friend!!

mreddie said...

Happy birthday to the little one and Merry Blogaversary to you. I only started in June of '05 but enjoy it very much. ec

cassie-b said...

Happy Birthday Chick. It's hard to believe that you're five today. It was only last week that you were four.

And happy Blogaversary! Five years for that too. I'm right behind you. I'll be five years in just a couple of months. And still loving it.


cassie-b said...

Doesn't time fly?

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your deserve a great big years...five Years....FIVE YEARS....
It makes me tired to even think it but I've been in another blog funk lately...I just don't know what to write comments aren't much better...I think I'm depressed or some such...sorry, don't mean to be a downer.

I hope you and Beans get to feeling better!