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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

I DID IT MY WAY

I finally finished printing all my blog posts from 2010 to 2015 with comments. It took a lot of ink and a lot of time but at least it's done. I have a small section that are missing the comments as I had no way to retrieve the comments as they were erased purposely from my emails a long time ago. Had I known I could have used them as link to print my deleted blog posts, I would not have erased them of course, but it is what it is... I haven't calculated how much I spent on ink and paper and I really don't care.



I've reprinted those posts that I first printed without comments as I feel that the comments were so important to me. The joy I felt at reading all those comments through the years from my friends in good times and in bad and appreciating all the support they have given me, made it an easy decision for me to print the comments. It has convinced me that I should keep on blogging.

The comments that we receive from friends are really the catalyst that keeps us blogging and it's a sharing that goes beyond borders and continents, religion and race. My blogger friends are a diverse group of individuals  with a diversity of interest who are most generous with their positive and encouraging comments and they are also loyal and helpful.

When I first started blogging, I posted every day. I would comment back and forth with my followers who commented but as my followers increased it became almost impossible to comment back as I didn't had enough time.

I gained a tiny bit more experience with printing my own blog. It would have been nice having them in book form but I think they would have been very pricy with comments. I know 25 binders is a lot but they are printed on one side of the page only. I really enjoyed reading a lot of comments from my dear friend Kim of Millie's Mat who was one of my earlier followers shortly after I started blogging. We were both commenting with a lot of humour even way back then and we still do.

I post less often now because of lack of spare time but I hope I'll be able to keep it up.

On a sadder note, I just got back from my niece Lise's funeral in Bathurst and I was gone for three days. I went by bus because of the storm and it took double the time to travel by bus  than when I go by car. To save money, they go the long route instead of doing two separate trips.

 Lise was only 34 and died after a lengthy illness. She was always positive and looked on the brighter side of things. She was given a year and a half to live but she only lived for one short year after diagnosis. It was a bitter sweet event as I hadn't seen my family since my mom passed away in 2009. Thank you to all of you who emailed me with your condolences. I'm sorry I never had a chance to post to let you know I would be away from the computer before I left. It was pretty hectic for me to get ready and as soon as I got the word of when the funeral would be.  You wouldn't believe how much snow there was in Bathurst after the storm. Some places got freezing rain and the north of the province got snow and wind.

Thanks for your visit. I so appreciate your comments.
JB