Friday, March 19, 2010

One Year Bloggerversary

Update ~ As of today, I have done 268 posts
Not bad for an old cat lady who lives in the woods
Riley helping me with this Bloggerversary Post

 March 19th, 2009 
was the day I started blogging.
My friend, LeAnn,
 had been blogging for a while.
She was so funny.
 I thought I'd give it a try.
My title was due to my love of Lilacs & Cats.
I love dogs and horses too but settled on those two.
I've started taking photos.
Got a new camera.
Asked for Photoshop which I would never have done.
Met so many kind, gentle souls on the blogging world.
Tried to be funny and soulful in my posts.
Written about my bad days
and the joys of my good ones.
Almost have 100 followers which is amazing.
Not sure if they read what I write
but it's still incredible.
Changed the look of my blog several times.
Learned how to change my html ... sort of.
Didn't even know what that was last year.
Am in awe of the fabulous things
 that people create and what they say.
Joined a writing blog
 which is challenging
Who knows what this year will bring
Many thanks to all of you
 who have posted comments
I really do enjoy hearing from you
I truly appreciate all of you
 who 'follow' me
Brings me such joy to learn about you
Yes, I check you out
And, after all this
I am still just an old lady
 Who loves her cats
Living in the woods
Watching her birds each meowning
Drinking fabulous coffee
Starting my day with my 'to do' list
Wondering what's going on in blogger land
And, thinking that today is
 the day I start that novel
So, again ...
Thank You
And, here's my first post ...
That started it all

~ JC ~

I'm enjoying tea with a few molasses cookies. Nothing like it ... on a cloudy wet day.

Who am I ? Well, I'm JC. I am a survivor .. of many things that life has thrown at me.
Here's a bit about me ~ I am a 50ish lady from the cloudy state of WA. It's rainy here. I live in the woods & feed birds. My cats love the bird tv that I have created ... just for them. They used to go outside but due to coyotes ... they are now indoor only putty tats.
I do not work. I run a chauffeur business .. driving my teenage son to & from school & where ever else he needs to be. He has his permit so now I am training him to be my future chauffeur.
I have 4 purrfect cats & 2 big dogs.
I have a few health issues ... a few ... who's kidding who ... I'm a wreck & only Captain Jack would find me viable. I'll get into more details about that in a few.
The name of my blog ~ I LOVE Lilacs & I LOVE Cats


Purrfect Haven said...

well that was a most enjoyable insight into your world. How special to be allowed in. We love visiting and are followers who definitely read your posts... HAPPY BLOGGERVERSARY. Love Darcy, Bingley and their Helen

Anonymous said...

Happy Bloggerversary!!! We totaly enjoy coming here and reading your posts. And we like that you come to our pad too! We're coming up on 1 year also, in a few weeks!

Brian said...

Happy Bloggerversary...we enjoyed learning more about you!!!

Junior and Orion said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on your 1 year Blogooversary!...I enjoy your blog very much and of course, love to see your beautiful babies, like that sweet Riley face today!!...Hey, I'm working on 45, so you're not old at all!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is so great - one year is quite a milestone! I love to read your posts - they are always very good. Happy Almost Blogoversary!

clairz said...

Well, who would have thought? I just assumed that you had many more years of blogging in your past. Well, you will have many more in your future!

Anonymous said...

Happy BLOG-o-versary!! Stop by anytime, I have a give-a-away just about every Thurdsay.

Lucy the Cat said...

Happy Bloggerversary! Congrats! It was nice to read your entry post. I enjoy your blog. Your fur babies are all so cute. Riley looks so cute today "helping".

Kea said...

Congratulations on your bloggoversary!

BTW, 50-ish does not equate with "old lady!" Gosh, I thought you must be 70+ from reading that. LOL.

I'll be 46 soon and while I consider myself firmly in "middle age," I have a few decades to go before I'm an "old lady." 50 is the new 40 and all that. :-)

Anyway, here's to many more years of blogging!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogoversary! We really enjoy reading your blog:)

Natalie said...

Congrats JC ! Happy one year to you.xx♥

The Island Cats said...

Happy 1st Blogoversary!! Here's to many more years of blogging!!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Happy bloggerversary!

LeAnn said...

Yea!!! I am always so proud that I inspired you to do this wonderful blog! I always enjoy reading and seeing your pictures. I got photoshop awhile back too but haven't done much with it. Riley is SUCH a helper! Tonight I have Chanel 'helping' me. Currently she is trying very hard to bite my toes off. She is not listening to me when I ask her nicely to STOP THAT!!! She is such a booger!
From one old cat lady to another!

The Monkeys said...

Happy Bloggerversary! We wish you many, many more

Fin said...

Happy Blogoversary!! We read you, even when we don't comment. :-)

Laoch of Chicago said...

Riley seems pretty plucky.

Webster said...

Happy Bloggerversary, JC. Since you post every day, it's quite an accomplishment. I like taking a peak into your world (which is just around the corner from mine.)

The Curious Cat said...

Happy bloggerversary!!! Here's to many more years ahead! :) xxx

T said...

I am so happy to meet you - loved today's post and esp loved the NOSE picture! as you can tell from my blog, FB page and profile pic i love kitty noses! I'm new to this blogging thing (august '09) and i haven't ventured into the world of photoshop yet! but i agree i've met wonderful people through it but there are times it's tough to see about and see the harm that comes to animals in this country/world.
Look forward to reading more of your posts.

Naturegirl said...

JC it is purr-fectly wonderful that I am sneeking in a few visits while wrist heals and happened upon your Bloggerversary!
Congrats!!! I am so glad that you began blogging and that we met by visiting one another!
To tell you the truth it is my
4th right about now but I cannot be posting about it because of the tentonitis.
How quickly time flys when we enjoy what we do and blogging sure must be a labor of Love.
I love Lilac and cats!!!!(=^.^=)

Angel said...

Let me be your 100th Follower and Congratulations to you! from One Old Cat Lady to another !! lol I'm an animal lover too.Have a great weekend!

Meri said...

Yay -- a landmark reached! I'm coming up your way in late April for a Writer's Retreat.

Lyn said...

Congratulations on you 1st year, It is fun blog world isn't it?

Busby and Raymond said...

Happy Happy bloggerversary! We try to read you everyday. We may not always comment, but we want you to know we enjoy your bloggie! xoxo

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Happy Bloggerversary! That is surely lots of posts! We hope that you keep up the good job! Your blog is inspiring!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Happy Bloggerversary!......Your Lake photo could be our lake! Mom has always had lilacs and misses them here in our newer home.......she said she will buy one this year!=^Y^=

Nan and =^..^= said...

Congratulations! I love visiting your blog and enjoy your writing and photos! Looking forward to many more!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Happy Blogaversary! It's pretty amazing what the world of blogging can lead us to. I enjoy reading your blog too. Enjoy the sun today!

cats of wildcat woods said...

Happy blogoversary - it has been a fun year getting to know you!

Lille Diane said...

Happy ONE YEAR BLOG anniversary!!!! Opie Taylor & I are celebrating with you, and am proud of you for sticking with it. I look forward to the next year with you, and MANY more after that! Stay strong. muahhhs!!!

Rob said...

Happy 268th, thank you for sharing yourself...
Image & Verse

Noll's Nip said...

Happy Belated Bloggerversary. I think you were one of the first blogs I started to follow. I have enjoyed your insights and your furry friends. All the best to you.

Judy said...

Happy Bloggiversary! Isn't it wonderful that Riley wants to help? If you didn't have that sort of help, you would finish all your chores, and sit around with nothing to do, and that would be so boring!
I missed my first bloggiversary. Maybe I will notice when the second comes around. Or not.

The Creek Cats said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing me a happy Gotcha Day!
♥ Rambler

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Congratulations blogging for a year. I forgot to note that anniversary for my blog. You are a better woman than I am because I can only find the time to blog once a week if at that. But what really is wonderful about blogging, is that the blogs never go away. I got a note from someone in Canada about one of the first blogs that I ever did, a year ago. She Googled something about applesauce sieves and came up with my blog. I had an extra one and sent it to her. Can you believe it? It's wonderful network. What a perfect network to spread joy!

lisa said...

Thats great and Happy Anniversary :)
My husband has been bugging me to start a blog since I love reading blogs. But who has the time. We have 3 boys (all under the age of 7). I really do enjoy reading them too. Its just nice to read peoples thoughts and life experiences. Its like reading "Chicken Soup".

Best wishes

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals