Saturday, February 15, 2014
Seven Year Ache
Well, I didn't really expect some of ya'll to be filled with that much anticipation for what I was going to post today...I'm afraid it may be somewhat anti-climatic. The big deal is.....today is my 7 Year Blogaversary!!! and I was posting a bunch so that today's post would be my 1,000th post!! Yay me!!! I guess. I had hoped to space my posts out a bit over the past couple of weeks until I hit 1,000 but the spinal tap and all that mess left me unable to post even pictures. So..I had to get it all in this week! Ha! but I did it.
As I have mentioned a few times before, I started this blog just to document building my house. Some friends wanted to see, since it was a passive solar and I was doing it myself, rather than contracting. My first post was just a short one about getting the driveway put in and then it just sorta grew from there. Many bloggers have talked about the role of ego in keeping a blog going this long and I wouldn't really deny that. I mean, you have to have some kind of self-confidence or something to feel people would want to read about your life. I think the fact my blog has never become uber popular, or even a little popular (lol!), does well to keep my ego in check though! Same as in real life, I never fit in with the defined crowds. And possibly my subjects are just too broad. It doesn't matter though because I like what I write about.
I've learned a great deal about life and people while authoring this blog, just as I hope you readers have learned something valuable from me. I've been very fortunate to have never (knock on wood) attracted the trolls like some other bloggers do or have. People can be vitriolically hateful. Yes, I have received a few very mean-spirited comments over the years but nothing compared to what I've seen others go through over nothing basically. People can also be wonderfully kind and supportive though, even to others they've never met, and that fascinates me. I've also learned, or had it re-enforced maybe, that not everyone is going to like you or agree with you all the time. It's best just to shrug it off. There a few other bloggers that I admire who would never have any association with me, no matter what I did and that's life. I'm thankful for those of you who feel you have something in common with me and let me know occasionally. I've also learned it's okay to sometimes look like an idiot. I mean, who cares? As I've said many times, if some of the crazy stuff I write about gives somebody a laugh or makes them feel better about their own mistakes then it's all good. And I can laugh because I know that I haven't written about even half of the subversive, loony crap I've really done in my life! haha! Hey, life is meant to be lived.
So...who knows where I'll go from here. Hopefully, you all will one day see me completely finish this house! I mean the whole 9 yards, dog-trot, 2 part house. I feel that I will be back to work on the house before too long and can continue to give you all some good info and maybe some inspiration for your own projects. That... has been my main motivation all these years and it thrills me to no end when I see that that has happened for some of you. Most everybody can do much more than they first think they can. It is all nothing more than one little step at a time. You just have to remind yourself of that every once in a while.
Some folks have asked about the results from the spinal tap and my health etc. The tests results all came back fine. I don't have meningitis or Multiple Sclerosis. I don't have cancer, brain tumors or any contagious communicable disease or virus. Well, I have actually had another bout of shingles but that's not what I mean. All my internal organs are there and mostly functioning well. I have in fact, begun to feel a lot better. The horrible brain fog and fatigue is much relieved. Now I'm just in pain. But I can handle that much better than stumbling around like a zombie barely able to walk down the driveway and back. Dr. Nabors is still hanging in with me (as far as I know) and is deciding what direction to go next. So we'll see.
So...for my coming blog year..is there anything ya'll would particularly like me to post about, show photos of or otherwise expound on?? I know I ask this occasionally and don't hear much back, and that's okay, but thought I'd ask again regardless. Oh, and I am still working on the "word" posts!! I haven't forgotten.