Thursday, February 12, 2009

Traveling for a year

The good news is . . . yesterday I found Jesus.

Literally.

My nativity scene had been buried under several inches of snow in my front yard since the weekend before Christmas. Recent warm weather melted all of that snow and allowed me to take down my outdoor decorations.

The bad news is . . . Northeast Nebraska is set to receive anywhere from five to nine inches of snow tomorrow.

Goodbye front yard. I'll see you again in a few weeks.

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There's a birthday this week that I almost forgot to acknowledge.

My blog turns one year old today!

Yay!

It's been an interesting year.

There's always been an element to blogging that brings forth anxiety in me. What if I say something wrong and look stupid? What if I make someone mad? What if no one likes me?

But my I-march-to-the-beat-of-my-own-drummer-anyway attitude pretty much annhiliates that anxiety.

Anyway, for those of you just tuning in, here's a wrap-up of the highlights from my first year of traveling the gravel.

My first post, I am, explains a little about my own "Long Road to Heaven."

Perhaps one of my favorite childhood stories is one of which I write in, A source of entertainment. (More than 25 years later, I'm still laughing about this.)

In June, my then-6-year-old provided entertainment by telling me the real definition of the words state patrol and frotler.

Also, in June, I unveiled the video and song Dana and I wrote for "Long Road's" soundtrack.

In August, I posted an interview I did with screenwriter and Hollywood legend Joe Eszterhas.

In October, I posted an interview with Christian musician Sara Groves and posted several "deleted scenes" from my manuscript.

Gwendolyn Stewart gave me an idea to write about a good day for writing in November.

Denial was the name of the game when I posted Yes, Elizabeth there is a Santa Claus in December.

And we had a lot of fun playing Six Degrees of Separation in January.

I've had a lot of fun blogging this year. I've met a lot of cool people. I think I've learned more about writing in the past year than I had in the past 15 put together.

Thanks to everyone who regularly stop by and comment. I look forward to reading them.

I can't wait to see what year No. 2 brings.

6 comments:

gzusfreek said...

Congrats, Kat, on one year. I look forward to the next! God bless you.

(congrats on finding Jesus too, LOL)

lynnrush said...

Yeah, a blogversary. I just looked and I hit 200 posts TODAY, believe it or not. I didn't think to look until I saw your one year anniversary. Boy, wonder what my anniversary is. I think it's September.

I'm glad I found your blog. I can't quite remember how I did, maybe from something you posted elsewhere. I've enjoyed getting to know you over the Blogsphere.

Here's to another great year.

Kat said...

Hey Kat, thanks for stopping by my blog!

Congrats on reaching your blogger-versary! I'm only three months in- I have a long first year ahead of me!

Good luck on your year #2!

-Kat

Rosslyn Elliott said...

I'm so glad you posted a Greatest Hits. I'm going to go back and read all those posts.

Congrats on the one-year anniversary.

pseudosu said...

Happy Blogiversary Kat!

Crimogenic said...

Kat, congrats on your one year anniversary! It's been a pleasure reading your posts.