Saturday, 23 August 2008

My Hundredth Post!

This is my hundredth post so I am awarding myself some flowers!

When my son persuaded me to start a blog in the new year, I was not at all enthusiastic and didn't even know what a blog was. I soon enjoyed reading other people's posts and left comments on their work. I was amazed when I received my first comment and was so excited.
I quickly got into the habit of writing posts. I wrote about real things close to my heart, family, friends, experiences, feelings, illness, pets, upsets as well as funny things and ordinary things.
When my new found friends started giving me awards, I thought I had it made!!!!!!

Of course my son had to set it all up because I am useless at technical stuff. Now that he has moved to his own home, I think he is really fed up with me for asking him to fix things that I can't do, when he drops the children off fleetingly, for me to take to school in the mornings, as he has to work full time. It was easy when he was a stay at home dad and living here, as I could ask him without causing a nuisance. 
I wish that I could do all the technical stuff myself and live in fear of the computer or router going wrong. I like to think that he is proud of the way I have reached this 100th post, but have a sneaky feeling that he wishes that he'd never started it!

I have really enjoyed the blogging and also taking photos to put on my posts. Adding photos was a major step forward and I have decided that I will not be using anything that I cannot photograph for my posts! I also never put pictures of  any of us on the blog. Not of our faces anyway. There's nothing wrong with any of our faces, its just a choice I have made!
Anyway, I have arrived at my hundredth post, and even if I never manage any more, it is an achievement! Thank you all for making it so!

Harry & I are going back to my daughters for 5 days. She is going through a tough time and wants us to return. As I have another week till I go back to school it is an opportunity for us to do that.
The hospice are keeping son in law in till next weekend and have suggested that they don't see each other or contact each other, so that Deb might have a bit of respite from him. It has all got a bit complicated and will not go into details about it. However, people can only take so much......
Back soon.


aims said...

My heart just aches for your daughter and her husband. And for you. Every time I see that you have posted - my stomach clenches a bit. She's so lucky you can go again at this time. Hug her hard Maggie. She obviously needs you badly.

oh and yes! Congrats on 100! I'm glad you decided to blog.

Expatmum said...

Congrats Maggie. You must have been belting them out. I think you started just a bit before me and I'm nowehere near that number yet.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Congrats on your 100th post, but I'm so sorry for all the angst in your life right now. Your family is in such a tough spot. I can almost tear up when I think of the good that hospice does on a daily basis.

Hang in there, Maggie. I'm so glad you started blogging in the first place!

Suburbia said...

Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS on your
100th. I have so enjoyed visiting you Maggie and hope to visit you on your 200th too!
Hope all goes well for your next trip. Thank goodness it's the holidays and that you are free to go. She will enjoy sone 'normal' time with you. I hope it is not too truamatic.
Thinking of you as always
Sub x

RiverPoet said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, Maggie!

I'm so sorry for what's going on in your daughter's family. It's hard enough to have a husband with a terminal illness, but to have it affect his personality must just be horrifying.

I wish you all peace...D

Lehners in France said...

Maggie, happy 100th to you, but also thinking of your S-L too and his family. Lots of love Debs x

Gill - That British Woman said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I should have set up a club for the technically challenged, as half the time I never know what I am doing!!!

I must be a chatterbox, as I have only been blogging for the past three months and I have published 140 posts and have 15 more waiting in the wings!!!!!

Gill in Canada

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Maggie. Pleased your son persuaded you to begin. Know what you mean too about the technical stuff - I'm still ploughing my way through.

Glad you are able to go to your daughter to help out again. It's tough being away from them when times are hard. Stay strong.

A x

Retiredandcrazy said...

Maggie, I think of you and your family all the time. Life is a bitch at times isn't it? But time will pass and things will change. We have to keep the faith at times like this.

Anonymous said...

Again, to echo everyone else,

congrats on the 100th post!! It's a great feeling, isn't it? I enjoy reading other people's blogs and commenting on them.

A lot of stuff has been said about you and your family's situation - remember that I'm thinking of you at this time.

Peter x

Jeni said...

Aw, Maggie -such a lovely bouquet you gave to yourself -and very well deserved too, I must add! Too bad you can't send a real bouquet just like the ones in your picture to your daughter as a little pick-me-up, maybe even one to your son as a "thank you" for getting you started on the blogging trail.
It really is a fun, albeit also very addictive thing, this blogging bit, isn't it?

Grit said...

congratulations for your 100th! and wishes of strength to your family.

CrazyCath said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!
You deserve those flowers you sent yourself!
Hugs to you and daughter.

Suzy said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

And thank you for sharing your life with the rest of us.

My prayers for you and your daughter's family.



cheshire wife said...

Congratulations on your hundredth post.

My husband helped me set up my blog. He works with computers and even he is baffled by some of the technicalities.

Keep blogging. It is better to talk about things rather than bottle them up.

CW x

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations on the 100th post! I wish I were close by, I'd send you another bunch of sweet smelling petals!!! Good job, I'm so glad that I found your're a winner in my book!

Working mum said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, I'm glad I popped in while trying to catch up on my blog reading. Keep writing, I especially like your stories of your childhood. You never know, there might be a book in them!

PS My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Granny Smith said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! You deserve that bouquet of MY favorite flowers which you have photographed so beautifully.

I feel so sad for your daughter and her husband. Give her an extra hug from me, even if we are an ocean apart and she doesn't know me from Adam - or is it Eve?

Hugs to you too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, quite an achievement.

Big hugs to you and your family with the stress you are having to currently go through. You are a great person, Maggie and a wonderful mother.

CJ xx

Minnesotablue said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I could never keep up with you. You certainly deserve the flowers. A big hug from me

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I was like you, I never knew that blogging would open up such a wonderful world to me and introduce me to so many wonderful people.

Your daughter and her family is in my prayers! It is such a difficult time, but I am glad Hospice is involved. They can be a great comfort.

Take care of yourself.


kylie said...

hi maggie,
i think everyone else has said it all.
theres an award for you at my place
all the best

Rose said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! You deserve those beautiful flowers.

Hope you get to spend some quality time with your daughter; I'm sure it means so much to her to have you there supporting her.

Thinking of you,

Irene said...

I am glad that you are going to see your daughter and that your daughter is going to get a break from her husband. it is badly needed I think, although I don't know all the circumstances, but just imagine them. Take good care of each other and see you soon.

Bina said...

Congrat's on the 100th!

And ya know, I agree with her spending time away from him. I can't even imagine how hard it is for her, and I'm glad you are getting to go back and see her. I'm sure she really needs it right now.

Maggie May said...

Many thanks to all who sent these wonderful comments that have helped to boost my morale.
I will blog about the visit before too long.
At present, I cannot put too much on the net.
EVERYTHING has changed. Things are now very messy.

Lehners in France said...
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Lehners in France said...

Sorry Maggy that weas me who deleted. My keyboard didn't work as fast as my fingers.
We are thinking of you all and send you our best wishes. Debs & Bob ((((xxx))))

dr. filomena said...

Congratulations!!! And that's a lovely pic of the flowers... I do love nice flowers as you'll notice if you visit my blog site :-)

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Rather belated congratulations Maggie, well done. You are all having a hard time, thinking of you. Love M xx

Lavinia said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. What a milestone!

Lovely deserve them!