Friday, August 7, 2009

It's my BLOG iversary!

Some blogger must have invented that word, it is my first anniversary of being a blogger.

It's beginnings were brought to life last summer while I was the passenger on a very long road trip to the east coast. As the miles passed by, I spent my time working on my iPhone, because I could get news from home that way. Oh, and it helped us tremendously when we got lost!

In one of the notes from home, I found out that a good friend passed away. Being about 900 miles away, I wasn't able to attend her funeral. But then, my daughter emailed that she had become a blogger. What exactly is a blogger, I thought?

After several days of reading her blogs, reading her friends blogs, I thought, THIS COULD BE FUN! So, my blogspot, Sew What? was born. I wrote about our adventures on our trip, but my focus had to be SEWING!

I was in the middle week between the first and last runs of the big musical I had just costumed. So, it was a perfect time to try to slip away and see something besides the walls of my sewing room. We went to Virginia via Illinois, Kentucky, Tennesee, North Carolina, and then finally to Virginia, and on the way back came through W. Virginia, Tennesee, Indiana and Illinois. We packed a lot of miles and a lot of interesting stops into our short 7 day trip. It was so interesting, but so short, I wanted to go back this summer, but that didn't work out.

So next week is my mini-vacation week. I plan on taking off Monday and lurking around the Lake of the Ozarks. One main focus is to comb the Factory outlet mall in Osage Beach for bargains. Another focus is to travel to Arrow Rock State Park to attend a theatre production at the Lyceum Theatre. This is professional summer stock type theatre community, and they produce about 8 plays during their summer season. We went to one last year, and loved the town, which is an old Missouri River town, complete with taverns, antique stores, and many things on a little main street to interest tourists and theatre goers. I'm going to let serendipity be my guide. I'm going alone, hopefully the buggy will be up to the task.

Still love to blog, who knows who reads this stuff. I know my cousin from San Francisco found out about my blog and reads it, also some friends who I didn't know were reading keep up with my life. Sometimes, it is a way for Monkeygirl and I to keep up with each other's busy lives. We may not have time to visit, but we can squeeze in some blogging every now and then.

Try it, it is fun to do! Blogging, that is.


Ty'sMommy said...

Happy BLogaversary!!! I know I don't comment often, but I do read your posts religiously! You've done some fabulous things in the theatre this year, much more than I could ever imagine beign able to pull together (and I consider myself to be pretty good!). I'm glad you started this blog and I'm lokonig forward to seeing more of it!

sewwhat? said...

Wow, I read yours also, I wish I could come to your house for dinner! The Ghost Busters blog was something I didn't know anyone did! Wow, gives me the creeps just thinking about TRYING to find a ghost!
Thanks for the comments on the costumes.
What kind of sewing machine did you get? I need a commercial machine to do some of the stuff I want to do.

NV said...

Happy blogaversary! I feel like a bit of a "blog ancestor" of yours as MonkeyGirl blames/credits me for hers. :-)

It's been so much fun to find another way to connect not only with our nearest and dearest but with all kinds of people we wouldn't otherwise know!