so, i've been posting for about 3 years now and just figured out that i've made 816 posts. the first couple of years, well, actually until about this year, were different. i just wrote and a few people read me. i was not part of the blogging community. i read other blogs now and then but never commented. this year i joined the blogging community and i'm so glad i did.
i love, love, love my irl friends and family who read this. this post is in no way meant to take away from them. there are several of my very good friends (and sil you are included in that) who read this (i think) regularly and i feel on some level it has brought us closer together. not because i've said anything here or exposed a side of me that they didn't already know, but because maybe i don't get to see them every day and maybe we don't talk on the phone much (i'm not a big phone person). and a few of them have been readers since the first year. and whether here or irl (like this is fake? but you know what i mean) i know they are there for me.
but, i have met some really cool friends through blogs. i love reading them and learning about their families and their good times and bad. i didn't realize how connected i felt toward them--hotch, astarte, kristin, shere--until the holidays and everyone got busy doing the holiday thing (as they should and as did i) and i wasn't connected to them. i was so happy when they each started posting again and i can't tell you how many times i read your posts and think, omg, i could have written that. whether it's an issue you have w/ your family or pajama bottoms or frustrations over kids or life or work or whatever.
fuck i'm sounding like a damn hallmark card. so, just know that i like you, i really like you : )
sheesh, what a mush ball.