"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Friday, January 21, 2011

Five hundred pieces...

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...500 pieces, of me.  Five hundred bits of information.  Five hundred peeks into my heart and soul, my life, my loves...500 pieces of the puzzle of my life.

A few weeks ago, when I realized I was about to hit the five-hundred post mark, I began to wonder about the purpose of this blog and whether or not I had said everything I intended to when I started it..500 posts ago.

In short the answer is NO!  What started out as a place for me to quietly vent about some personal issues has become a source of great joy, inspiration and support.  It is very comforting to me to know that I can come here any time, day or night, and there is a community waiting to hear what's on my mind.

This is my spot, my little piece of the universe..of eternity perhaps.  And so I move forward, making a few changes along the way, out with some of the old things, room for something fun and new. And always, always, room for new ideas, room to vent when necessary, room for thrifting and junkin', room for a few hundred photos, room for my sad and pathetic attempts at decorating and gardening, and room for a view.

What would you like to know, see, do, in my part of the world?

“*We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”* — Thornton Wilder


  1. Jojo, I love your upbeat attitude. How do you lift yourself up after being pushed down? That's what I would like to know from your part of the world, my friend!

  2. 500 posts...CONGRATULATIONS! The blogging community continues to amaze me every day. Happy blogiversary!!

  3. Congratulations sweetie! 500 is a huge milestone and I'm here for the next 500 girl!!!

    Suggestions? I can't even come up with ideas for my blog.

    I'll think on it....

  4. Congratulations on your 500th post!
    Whatever you want to share is fine with me. :-)

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  6. Congratulations on #500!!! Wow! That is an accomplishment! I love to read each and every post and check each day to see if you have shared anything! You are an inspiration to all of us who read your thoughts! I hope you post another 500, and I will be there for each and every one of them!!! Thanks!! Have a wonderful day! Any baby news? We just started calving here.....#1 is on the ground. Brrrr! I feel sorry for them!

  7. My sweet friend,

    When a friend invites me over for a chat I NEVER care what they are serving up. I know I will love whatever is poured out or dished up. Sometimes it is all sweets and fun, other times tears baste the meal -- it's all there to be embraced with thanks.

    Short or long, shallow or deep, I love coming for a chat with you, Jojo.

    Happy 500! : D


  8. Happy 500th!!! You can do what you want...that's the beauty of these things!

  9. Happy 500th post! I hope it is a good day for you!

  10. JoJo honey more of you of course. lol
    500 post is quite the accomplishment. I can not even imagine reaching that goal.
    I love how you describe what having this site means to you. You are one of the main reasons I still have a site.
    Your friendship this past year has brought me more joy that you will ever know so continue to post because you bring us much joy and love
    Take care
    Love ya

  11. Congratulations sweet JoJo on your 500th post. I am glad you are going to stay around and keep posting. I enjoy coming to read what you have to say. Looking forward to all those posts yet to come. Hugs

  12. Wow, 500 posts! That is an accomplishment, dear heart!

    I would just like to see you be happy, healthy and content with life. You are such a kind soul.

    Love and hugs,

  13. 500 posts, how wonderful!!!

    I want from your blog, whatever you give us, Jojo. I am never disappointed. I so enjoy being your friend, and I am so excited for you on the upcoming grand baby. I want health and happiness for you. I love you friend. Now and always!

    God Bless~
    Debbie Jean

  14. Congratulations on 500 posts! Here's to 500 more...!

  15. 500 wowsers!! I have a way to go yet. I think of you often Jojo and like to see your comments on fb. I would love to meet you in real life....I feel like you would be my "calming influence" kind of friend:)

  16. Wow Jojo I surely have missed a lot of your posts. Right now I think I'll have a look at your first one. It's always so interesting to see how we all started out and progressed along the way! Congrats on 500 dear. xo ~Lili

  17. Hi Jojo....haven't stopped by for a while and for that I apologize...I like your new look....I can see you are certainly a changin'!!! that is what I like to see best....all of us changing and growing. (O:



  18. I'm almost to 500 too. I'm just so glad to have found you and get to come back again and again. How is the embrace resolution coming? You are not pathetic at anything so neva say that again.

  19. Hi Jojo!!

    I am so happy you are one of the
    "10" to win of my little Hearts!!
    Please send me an E-mail with your address ok?
    My e-mail addy is:

    Have a Sweet Day!!


  20. Congratulations Jojo, 500 posts is a huge milestone, Happy Blogiversary!!! Wishing you all the best, especially good health and a lot of happiness! It will be fun getting to know you better while you're blogging away on your next 500 posts! Big hugs, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  21. I missed your 500th post, so here I am now...behind the times! Wow, 500 posts! I for one, was glad to find your blog and become one of your readers. There are many kinds of friendship, and I have found new friendships through blogging that I never would have known...what a great gift you are to me!


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