Sunday, December 28, 2008

Who Knew?

Today is my one-year blogoversary.   Who knew I would stick with this for 12 months and 411 posts?  Who knew I would learn how to take pictures and post them?  Who knew I would learn how to make a hot link, like this?  Who knew I would be addicted to learn how to do Blogger strikethroughs?

But the last thing I knew when I started this blog was that I was about to make some amazing friends.  Thank you all for coming along for the ride.  I hope we spend many more years together doing what we do best....read, write, sigh, cry and laugh.

Love to you all, Mental P.

And now, some memories from the past year...

I like shoes
I like Cabo and cocktails
I like a little Mickey D's at times
I don't like these
I like these.  Sometimes.
The Mental P Mallards
Laundry oops
Disposal oops
Friendly Bird
The Finch Wars
 A truce
We play bridge
Squazz plays on his bike
Company
Mama's boy
Boy's laundry
Boy's 'project'
 sigh
Mama's peeps
Flea's gift!
Mama's new toy
In honor of our big day -- and Dora, Noelle and Cupid --the Mental P Pets,  and all our bloggy pets out there, I will donate a dollar to The Humane Society of the United States for every comment made here today (until midnight EST).  Share the love!

56 comments:

Sassy said...

I too am coming up on my year...and like you am so amazed at the friendships made along the way...dear dear friends...you being one of them. Thank you for being a friend in return and for caring for my family and our ups and downs...you make my day when I pop in. I love that you taught me how to do the strikethrough...I have yet learned how to link...oh well that will come. CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'RE DA BOMB MAMA!

~Vanessa~ said...

Oh Goodie, I get to be first! Happy Blogaversary and thanks for doing such a kind deed for the animals. Love your blog and here's to you and many more happy years blogging!

Vanessa

Egghead said...

Happy one year blogoversary! You are a joy to read and never fail to make me har har!

Flea said...

Congratulations and happy blogiversary! I remember many of the photos. What a fun year it's been! I'm so glad to be counted as friend. :)

brneyedgal967 said...

Happy Blogoversary Mama! It has been a fun year - new friends, indeed. Here's to many more!

Cheers!

Ellen said...

Happy Blogaversary Mama. It's been wonderful getting to know you in cyberspace and hopefully soon in real life.

Maxie says thanks for your donation.

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Congrats on reaching your one year milestone. I've enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks for keeping us amused by your stories, fashion, photography and life in general. I look forward to what the next year brings.

P.S. Please do share how you strike through. I've tried unsuccessfully.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Congratulations on one year! This calls for a major celebration, I assume you already have one planned? I envision a nice leisurely lunch out with friends, where several glasses of wine are enjoyed. Several.

I could put strike throughs on every one of my posts, except I don't know how. Sad, but true. I even bought the blogging for dummies book, but I guess I'm dumber than your average dummy. Or, I just shut down whenever I see anything referencing html.

Happy Anniversary!!

Bear Naked said...

Congratulations on your one year blogaversary.
I think this calls for a new pair of shoes, don't you?

Bear((( )))

Keetha said...

Happy anniversary!

Also, you play bridge? We need to talk! I'm an amateur, a gross novice, but my entire family plays often and with enthusiasm.

Kacey said...

I guess I didn't know you'd only been blogging a year. I found you right when you started out then. Love your blog and your quirky sense of humor!

winetipper said...

It doesn't seem possible that it's been a year, does it? Keep it up, and Happy Anniversary!

Flash Stitcher said...

Thank you for your year!
Thank you to the csh girlies for blabbing about your blog!
Thank you for showing us the inside of your world and giving us laughs, tears and the courage to blog on!!
Kate

Flash Stitcher said...

And... Thank you for giving to my favorite charity!!

Country Girl said...

Happy blogging anniversary! I hadn't realized we started our blogs so close together. When I first read you, I thought you'd been doing it so much longer!

Questions: Who is smoking the carrot?
Does Squazz always look that yummy? (oh crap, did I say that out loud)?
And how much are you loving that camera!!??

Okie Sister said...

Happy Blogiversary to you
...and many more!

Sara said...

I'm glad you stuck with it. Your blog is fantastic. Smart, fun and funny! Keep it going!

RiverPoet said...

Happy blogiversary!

Love the new toy (and I'm jealous), and your hubby's bike is SWEET!

By the way, yes I'm commenting in part for the good cause. I am a monthly donor to the ASPCA, as well.

Peace - D

big hair envy said...

Happy Blogoversary Mama!!! I'll toast you tonight while I'm cooking dinner:) (I bought two pairs of shoes Saturday in your honor.)

The South Beach challenge begins January 5. Get ready girlfriend. It's going to be hardcore!!! Bwahahaha!

Living on the Spit said...

Congratulations MPM!!! You really are one of the first places I stop it each and every day just to put that smile on my face even if you just say, "I got nuthing"...I can not imagine a world without you.

My favorite post is the one about the turkeys running around. I can not wait till we have Blogopalooza cause when we finally all get together, oh my what a time that will be!!!

I consider you a dear friend and if you ever need me, I got yo back!

Happy Day,

Love,

Marlene

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Mama,
I want to be like you when I grow up!
NNG

Treasia said...

Congrats on it being a year now. You know I haven't even bothered looking at mine. I guess I need to. ha.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

HOW awesome I sure thought you have been blogging much longer than one year!!!!!! I am so tickled pink to have spent the better part of the year getting to know you and have totally enjoyed all the friendship and fun and phone calls!!!!!!
HUGSSSSSSSSS
Laura

Oliag said...

Just discovered your site and have had a blast looking thru a few old posts...a great sense of humour...I will be sure to check in often...and wonderful of you to contribute to a good cause on your anniversary...my dog is a rescued pooch and boy is she lucky!

Deb said...

What a fun year of blogging! I must say that I am grateful that I found your blog...and oh...you forgot to mention that you learned how to send videos to wish your peeps congratulations on special days!
I love the photo you took of yourself. Now...come over to the other side...the other side of photo-mania. Remember... I am the Grama Paparazzi!

Camellia said...

I love your retrospective. And the Humane Shelter...we donate to our local ones every month..last month they donated to us, and Mavis Bacon came home with us. Think Toto. Blonde.

Love coming to your blog...it's like girls' night out, or coffee with friends.

dlyn said...

Congrats on the anniversary - a lot of people seemed to have begun their blogging careers about this time last year & I'm certainly glad that you did. Thanks for doing the donation - a great idea!

noble pig said...

Congrats! I enjoy coming here everyday! You are da' bestess Mama in the whole world! Enjoy today!

Daryl said...

I missed my one year blogaversary, I dont know how .. oh well there's always next year ..

Great retrospective!


:-Daryl

Cool Breeze said...

A year is quite impressive, though you seem to make it look easy, but then again, you look like you have a lot of material to pull from.

Just kidding.

Great pics from the past. The boys laundry cracked me up for some reason ... to close to my own pile I guess.

imom said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging!

kim-d said...

Congrats on your blogaversary; I feel fortunate every day to have found you. You make me smile, you make me laugh and, on so many levels, I relate to where you're at and the things you write about. And I love your comments to me. So...bottom line? Let's have many, many more blogaversaries, 'kay?

And I love the critter donations, because I love critters, too.

Hilary said...

Congrats on your first full year of blogging. I'm glad I found you out here.. or you me. Happy Blogiversary. :)

TSannie said...

Congrats!

Snooty Primadona said...

I'm coming into my first year anniversary in January, which leads me to believe that we've all been yakking about the same amount of time on our blogs. Could it have had anything to do with the More magazine article that had The Midlife Gals in it? That's my story.

And, I love that you are donating for pets!

I say Let's Celebrate! I'm sending you a virtual bottle of Pinot Grigio, so enjoy!

Tonjia said...

Happy Anniversary!! can you believe its been a year?

Heres to another great year of blogging.

jojo said...

"de-lurking" to wish you a Happy Blogaversary...here's to many more ;))

phd in yogurtry said...

Today or yesterday or the day before, not sure which, is my first blogoversary also! We're twins. I guess I should go back and check my first post date to be sure.

Happy 1st Blogoversary, MPM! I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your take on life.

phd in yogurtry said...

We ARE twins. I just checked. One year ago today was my first post. How 'bout that?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me smile every day....I have had some of the best laughs in the last year. Ask Annie - I really need them!

Nurse Nancy

Debbie said...

Well Happy Blogaversary to the only real life blogger I've ever met in my life!! And she is the best and I just love her to death!

You rock, Mama!

I think it's wonderful you are doing this and I'm dollar 41! I hope you make it to 100!

Country Girl said...

My second comment, but just wanted to stop by and tell you that I posted this link on my site. Hopefully you'll get one or two extra comments!!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Happy Blogaversary to you, Mental P.! Thanks for the retrospective. I remember most of those, but as I didn't start blogging until April this year, I have some catching up to do on your site.

You're a real sweetie for making a donation to the Humane Society. My critters and I send a big thank you.

{i}Post said...

Happy Anniversary! May the next year bring you as many "blogging worthy moments" as this year has!

*smooch*

Cynthia said...

Cute, catchy and clever~what else can I say about your year end pictures? I came over from Country Girl to support the cause. I have a yard full of dogs that I've rescued from the streets. (They're called satos in Puerto Rico where I live~ ) It's expensive to get them all taken care of but worth it. Thanks for the chance to help you help!

R Susanna said...

Happy Blogaversary! Just started myself. I also have 2 rescued dogs and I don't know why but I absolutely love ugly shoes.

Maria said...

I like the retrospective!!! I can't believe you and Country Girl have been blogging for just a year. Congrats on your big number one anniversary. It's very sweet of you to celebrate by giving something to the animals. :-) I wish Freddie was here to send you his congrats but he's been pretty elusive.

annie d said...

Gotta love the animals! They (and wine) make it worth getting out of bed in the mornig. Oh yeah, and coffee, too. Congrats on a year! You're one of my first stops in the AM.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea!
Gotta love the animals!

JW

Suzette said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Looks like you've had a great year!

And from one animal lover to another...thanks for including our furry friends in your celebration!

Lil said...

I was sent here by way of Chronicles of a Country Girl. I'm glad she did as I think I just found another blog to read while I'm pretending to work. ;-) Great idea and happy blogoversary. :-)

Shimmy Mom said...

Happy Blogiversary! Kate sent me. I think your donation is a wonderful idea! Keep up the great work.
*hugs*

Donna S. said...

Fun blog. Happy blogiversary (o heck...however you spell it!!)

Sandie said...

What a great look back! Happy 1 year blogiversary!! Hope you keep putting that (new) camera to good use!

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

Sorry I missed the actual day, but I jsut wanted to stop in and say Happy Blogversary!!

Magpie said...

LOL at the whoopie cushion!

And I can't believe what happened to that spoon...