Monday, February 20, 2006


This month marks one year that I've been keeping my blog. When I started, I put a lot of thought into what I wanted my blog to be and what audience I had in mind. I didn't think about how much time I would spend on it, or how much pleasure I would get out of keeping it. It has been a great way to keep in touch with relatives near and far - much better than sending out a random email from time to time. This way, people can check it when they feel like it.

I mostly like the record of daily life it gives me. When I go back and read entries, even from just 3 months ago, I've already forgotten those cute things the kids said, or moved on from the veterinary cases I shared. I also love the dialogue its inspired, from fellow bloggers with similar perspectives, or from my relatives across the pond.

This month also marks the 1 year anniversary of our acquisition of that debonair feline, Claudio. I love this guy so much, he was exactly the cat I was looking for. I knew the right cat would come into our home and the right time, as this one did with little help from Kareen - she is the one who rescued him and brought him in for me to neuter and hopefully adopt - grazie/thanks!

Tonight he curled up in Anna's lap for the first time, and she was so tickled!


Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year! I love keeping in touch with you and yours on a daily basis - without a planned agenda (hope you know what I mean by that). And it's so much easier than keeping a diary because it is so spontaneous and live! Thank you for turning us all onto the Blog World.
Love you, M

Emily said...

And you inspired Steph and I to blog, too!

I really like Claudio cat, too. He's such a sweetheart. I'm glad he's comfortable enough with Anna to sit with her now!

Aunty Norma said...

...and I thank you too,Jenn. I love this contact with everyone..and sometimes when I want to get something off my chest I hope I can do that on your Blog. :o)also it gives me the opportunity to see all my little great-Nephews and great- Nieces growing up..xx

Library Lady said...

Gorgeous cat. He looks like our Bart, only skinnier. Black cats are such sweet beasts!

Our Bart generally won't sit in laps--every once in a while he gets in mine, but he is a massive cuddler. And I do mean MASSIVE--when he snuggles up against you, you're glad all that weight is next to you and not on your lap!

Happy, happy blogiversary and may there be many more to come!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it's been a YEAR! I absolutely love this blog thing! I can keep up-to-date with everything goin' on...that I might miss otherwise. =)

I adore Claudio Kitty! He's such a sweet heart - I'm glad he has warmed up to miss Anna and the whole clan!