We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary on the 15th. How is it possible that so much time has gone by? How is it possible that I am almost 40? I swear, I feel so much younger than I am, and that’s not to say I think 40 is old. I don’t, but I remember when I did. I don’t feel much older than I did then.
The other day, Joanna posted about a pretty aquamarine ring that could be used as an engagement ring. Then she asked everyone to comment on their relationship status for fun. Two things occurred to me. One, my parents had a box of loose aquamarines in the 80s in various shapes and sizes. If I can get my mits on that box, I can have a ring made as a present to myself for doing something great, with “something great” to be defined at a later time. Like Justice Stewart once famously said, I’ll know it when I see it.
The second thought to occur to me happened after I read the first 300 or so comments. Almost everyone who answered was dating, engaged, or married less than 4 years. At 11 years, I felt seasoned and tough, like a cube steak. I also felt old, like maybe the internet is for people 32 and under. Not really. There are plenty of people online my age. Right? Successful people? People besides Dooce and Pioneer Woman? Because sometimes I feel like the older sister of blogland. Of course, maybe I should try reading blogs in my demographic. Heh.
Look at me with my stream of conscious blogging. Must be all the Virginia Woolf. While I am at it, I’ll ask a few more questions. Because I’m nosy and it’s Friday.
Favorite blog niche right now? These things change for me, and I’m sure it’s the same for you, too. Right now, I’m really into design blogs. This happens to me at the beginning of every year. I get obsessed with my house and making it better. True to form, I am eating up design posts like they’re chocolate and peanut butter. I want to find a new narrative blog to love, but so far I’m coming up dry. Any suggestions?
Color Stories. There have been a few people who have started their own, or said they would love to do their own. It sounds like fun, so I’m thinking about doing a link party at the end of the month where we can all link up to our color stories. It wouldn’t have to be your photography, in case you are nervous about that sort of thing. I’ve seen people create a color story from etsy items, rooms from their inspiration folders, favorite foods, whatever. Would you like to do something like this? If enough people are interested, I’ll figure out how to do that linky thing where all the pretty pictures pop up.
Whew. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, don’t you? Have a great weekend, everyone. 🙂
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