Tuesday, February 9, 2016

That's 10 in Joni Years

Well, today is a special day.  It's the 2nd birthday of this little blog! 
I can't emphasize enough how long two years is for me.  Two years is like 10 in Joni years.  My stick-to-it-ive-ness record is only slightly longer than the life of a fruit fly so the fact that I've stuck with blogging for two years is amazing to me.  If ADD had been a thing back in my day, I would've been diagnosed for sure.  I mean, don't get me wrong....I stick to the big, important things in life like jobs, marriage, etc. but it's those things that are extra and optional, like exercise and hobbies, that I seem to have difficulty devoting myself to for long periods.  So, really, this blog experience is kind of a breakthrough for me.   
 
Sometimes, the hardest part about blogging is just thinking of something to write about.  Especially, since we've been around the calendar a couple of times together, there are days when I feel like I'm starting to sound repetitive.  And, other times, I'll sit here and something will pop into my head and I'll contemplate if y'all would really enjoy hearing about the doldrums of my day...... and, often, after I think about it a minute, I'll delete it all....convincing myself that I'm feeling drowsy just writing about it.  I feel like if you're going to take the time to come here then I want to make it worth your trip.  (I know you're thinking...."Really? That's funny...'cause seems like she doesn't have the bar set all that high.")  On occasion, my life will break out of its routine shell but, a lot of the time, I have little "out of the ordinary" to work with.  I've even toyed with the idea of asking you all for subject ideas from which I could pull when there's just nothing in my head.  So, if you have a suggestion, I would be more than happy to receive an email from you! 

I appreciate you continuing to show up here even when I've had busy seasons at work or at home and I'm not as regular as I'd like to be.  Unfortunately, there are still those things called bills which come in the mail so I must work from time to time.  Thanks for not leaving me.       

I see this blog like a tiny grain of sand buried in the long stretch of beach called the internet.  There's so much stuff out there competing for our clicks.  Begging for our attention.  Wanting a piece of our time.  The fact that you visit here and give me just a few minutes of your day......well, in this world of bloated schedules and anemic free time, I am beyond humbled.  And the fact that I'm doing what I've always enjoyed.....writing to try to bring laughter and talk about things that are important to me plus having you come and listen, well, I'm just beside myself every single day.  This blog has become so much a part of me and my weekly routine that I can't remember what life was like without it. 

Any opportunity or ability or joy I have comes from Him.  Simple as that. 

Thank you, God, for this. 

And thank you, sweet readers.  You are loved by me.

(If you'd like to give a birthday gift to the blog, follow Motherhood and Muffin Tops by email at the top of the page and follow us on Facebook!) 



Happy Wednesday!               

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    1. Thanks, Mama Hen! And thank you for reading :) I appreciate you.

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  2. Happy 2nd! Boomama sent me your way last year and I've read your past posts from the beginning. Your writing is heartwarming, funny, truthful, family and God based. Continue on Joni!
    Have a Blessed day, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Kathleen. I appreciate you always being an encouragement to me!

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  3. Happy blogavasry if there is such a word. Always a delight to read. You have a gift of making every day events funny..keep it up. We all need to laugh a little every day.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary Lou! That means so much to me. I appreciate the support :)

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  4. Happy Anniversary Joan! So glad you have stuck to this. I always look forward to reading as a way to keep up with you and your life. Hope to catch up in person at our reunion this summer.

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    1. Awwwww, you're sweet, Ging! Thank you so much for reading my little blog. That means so much to me! Can't wait for the reunion :)

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  5. I always enjoy your musings. As a wife and mom in a very similar stage of life, I literally laugh out loud at so many of your posts. Never discount the beauty of your daily doldrums posts. Those are some of the best!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jeannie! I appreciate your encouragement more than you know!!

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  6. I so enjoy reading your posts, Joni! Congrats on sticking with it....we need you out here! As a girl who can barely piece together two sentences, I'm in awe of anyone who can write as well as you. I just ate a piece of chocolate in celebration of more years of "Motherhood and Muffintops"! Missouri Barb

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    1. Hahahaha......chocolate is always an appropriate form of celebration, Barbara! I thank you for you sweet words. It's so nice to hear and so very appreciated. And, well, maybe I can write a little bit but you wouldn't ever want to have to hear me speak!!! I guess we all have our "things". It's what makes the world go around. Thanks, Barbara.

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  7. Love your blog. Happy Blog-aversary!!! (I think you spell it like that.) Ha!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, JK! Love that word....and I'm sure you spelled it correctly :) I always appreciate hearing from you!!

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  8. Happy Anniversary, Joni! I am such a fan I will continue to read even if you have to resort to telling about watching paint dry! You are never dull or disappointing; I find you completely delightful all the time!

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    1. Oh, Jee Jee, you know how to make a girl's day. You're always so encouraging to me and it does my heart good! Hopefully, it won't ever come to that......writing about paint drying but I guess you never know. Thanks for your support, Jee Jee!!

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  9. Since we are here celebrating MAMT I will sign this page.
    At times you are funny, other times you are inspirational. And I've enjoyed it all. Keep it up!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jana. That means a lot to hear from you! I'm having a blast! Thanks for coming along with me :)

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  10. I don't read every single post of yours, but I read most- and I am a total stranger to you (and also a blogger myself). I can totally relate to not knowing exactly what to write but, I want you to know you do a pretty good job!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Coralie! I'd love to read your blog, too! Let me know the name of it! I appreciate your encouragement so much. It means a lot to me. :)

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