Friday, March 07, 2008

3000 Visits

3000 visitsI added Statcounter to my blog on 2/5/07, I got my 1000th visit on 7/9/07, my 2000th visit on 12/22/07, and today I got my 3000th visit! The cool thing about the 3000th visit that wasn't true of the 2000th or 1000th visits is that it was actually someone who regularly reads my blog! Ethel's Trophy

Ethel the Tree! You are my 3000th visitor!

So how did I go from getting 1000 visits every 5 months to getting 1000 visits in just a little over 2 months? It's easy! People were looking for the pictures I posted on my acquisition posts. For some reason, pictures get googled more than text on my blog. And the pictures that get googled the most aren't even my pictures. Go figure.

In other news, I might have to stop watching football. It will be too sad after Brett's tearful news conference. I wasn't really surprised. Green Bay is the team that is supposed to play well in the coldest weather and it was woefully obvious that the bitter cold was getting to be a little too bitter for Brett. It was fun while it lasted.

Did you see Jeff Gordon crash Sunday? It was a little scary. Tore his car up real bad (should be read with a nascar twang). It was so close to the end, and he was so close to finishing well. Oh, well.

Jeff is ok. The car is not. I could just imagine his wife watching that. Do you think she was wondering why she had to go and fall in love with a race car driver?

School is going well, and I am starting to get used to this horrendous schedule. I worry about Zach though. He now has a lot of unsupervised time and remember what happened the last time he got his first taste of unsupervised time? One boy is now in prison and the other in the rider program. Hopefully lessons have been learned.

Have you ever seen movies or tv shows where a mother takes her daughter to get a wedding dress and when she sees her daughter in the dress she starts bawling and blubbering? Pretty ridiculous, huh?

I bought Megan a new dress Saturday before last. I can't wait until after the wedding so I can post pictures of it. It was quite the experience. Megan's future mother in law had her try on her daughter's wedding dress and it fit her. She was planning to wear it, too. But Saturday before last Megan called me early in the morning to see if I would go with her just to try on wedding dresses, because that's one of the fun things about getting married. I agreed.

The first dress shop was to busy to give us the time of day. She did try on a few dresses and one was pretty cute! Then we went to Harts Tux and Gowns and she tried on a couple of dresses. The first one was pretty. She tried on the second. It was really pretty. The girls at the shop were fussing with the train, Megan was pulling at the sleeves, and it was all good. Then one of the girls grabbed a veil and put it in Megan's hair.

Yeah, I was pretty ridiculous. I'm sitting there with tears pouring down my face and Megan looks at me with "what's wrong?" scrawled across her face. The girl helping said, "your mom is getting a little emotional! That's a good sign!" A LITTLE emotional?

All of a sudden, my little girl had transformed into a beautiful woman - right before my eyes. How, I ask you, am I going to handle seeing her as a mother (not too soon, they say). I envy her. She is beginning a whole new life. She is happy and I am happy for her. I have a feeling life is going to be very good to Megan. I wasn't a perfect parent, but I must not have been all that bad, either.

The chain of abuse has been broken.


  1. 3000 visits! Congrats!
    Your kids certainly are growing up. All the best to them! (and fingers crossed!)
    And glad to hear that college is going well.

  2. Mom, you did a great job raising us!! It is the truth!