Thursday, September 24, 2009

100 Followers and 1 Amazing Husband

Today I reached a milestone in my blogging "career". Thanks to Pat at Back Porch Musings for being my 100th follower! It is Ri-Diculous how excited I get with each and every new follower. I remember when I started blogging back in February. I couldn't believe that even 10 people who I had never met, found me interesting enough to want to follow me. Now I'm at 100 and I still can't believe that 10 people I never met find me interesting. All right, I confess, I did do a good amount of asking, er, begging, some of you to follow me. Leaving humiliating comments all over blogland like "please please please follow me, but only if you want." I admit, at times I have felt like Sally Field at the Oscars......."You like me, you really like me!". Pitiful, I know. And as I continue to blog, I know that I will still get that giddy feeling seeing each and every new face on my list. It just never gets old.

If you read my post yesterday, you know that my husband reads my blog and judging from some of your comments I'm on the minority here. Well, apparently, he doesn't just read my posts - he follows my "Followers" list. He knows that Shelia from Note Songs always ends her comments with "be a Sweetie" and that Gloria from Happy To Be does her "happy dance" and even that Susan from Between Naps on the Porch hosts Tablescape Thursday and Metamorphosis Monday, although he does get those days confused from time to time. And when it's that time of the month, he's bold enough to ask "Is today Be a Witch Wednesday"? So when my dear sweet husband called from work this afternoon to see how my day was going, I was a bit surprised. He had already called an hour ago to see how my day was going. But I went along, thinking maybe he was having an early "Senior moment". But when he asked me to go upstairs into our bedroom I started to get a little curious. "Look in my bottom nightstand drawer" he told me. I thought maybe he needed a piece of paper he had written something on. He then said, "Look under my blue notebook". And there, under his blue notebook was evidence of one of the most thoughtful gestures I've ever received.

Knowing I was approaching my 100th Follower, my dear, sweet, wonderful husband had this "award" made for me weeks ago to commemorate the occasion. He knows how important blogging is to me, how important all of you are to me and he's never minimized it or made me feel silly for it in any way. But I had no idea he knew it meant THIS much to me. I've become a different person since I started this "hobby". Like The Nester says, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. I know that now, but only because of all of you. I've learned so much and shared so much and I can't wait to learn and share more.

Ironically, about the same time I started blogging, all of my friends were starting to get on Facebook. I tried it......for a day, and quickly realized it just wasn't for me. And then God brought me to all of you and HE said, "This is where you belong" - and hopefully for a long time. I've seen many fellow bloggers taking "Bloggy Breaks" recently, and I've taken a few myself. It is time consuming and addicting at times. But I know that eventually you'll be back and so will I. And it's great to know that I've been missed and even greater to know that I can pick up right where I left off. So thank you. All of you. You are all so wonderful and such great "friends". Each and every 100 of you!

23 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I had no idea! :-)

Congratulations! I love that plaque!

Simply Susan said...

Congratulations on you plaque, your husband and your blog ;o)

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh! You have definitely got to treat that man right! wink wink :)

Tracy said...

Congrats on your 100 and also "Well-done" on finding such a sweet husband!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulation! I think that is wonderful that he did that for you!

Kathy said...

You're awfully cute, Kim! I'm so glad you hit 100 in your list of followers - congrats! And that husband of yours is a keeper to be certain. What a sweet thing for him to do! Have a perfect weekend...Kathy

Nancy said...

Awwww Kim! That is just the sweetest thing for your hubby to do! What a guy! Better keep him huh? ;-) Congratulations on 100 followers. And YES, you are fun, interesting, funny, creative and inspiring enough to follow. And I hate when you haven't posted! Not that I'm nagging. But ya know...you are so much fun!

Hugs,
Nancy♥

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a sweet guy you have! I started blogging about the same time as you and I remember my husband laughing when I said I was going to start a blog -- he said "who do you think is going to be interested in what you blog?" I don't think he was trying to be mean -- just not wanting me to get my hopes up -- like you, I've been amazed that I have followers too! What a delightful way to visit so many people and enjoy friendships we would never have made otherwise! CONGRATULATIONS!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Congratulations Kim on "over 100" bloggers now! Your husband must love you very much! I've certainly enjoyed your blog and your great "finds"! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Sherri S said...

Congrats on hitting 100! Hmmmm are you sure you are going to keep him? Your husband I mean...cause he sounds like a keeper for sure! ;-)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hey there girlie!!
CONGRATS!!! 100 followers is awesome! That plaque is so ridiculously sweet! He's a keeper! ;)

XO*Tricia

P.S. I see 101!!

Sherrie said...

Congrats Kim! What a sweet hubby you have!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Okay Kim, he is definitely a keeper! What a thoughtful, wonderful thing for him to do, and to hide it and tell you to go find it - I don't know him, but I love him! Congratulations on reaching 100 followers, and congratulations on picking such a fabulous husband! Isn't Blogville an amazing place? laurie

Grandma Nina said...

Kim, Congrats on your 100 followers. I know what you mean about getting excited about each new follower. And now I see you're up to 103!. I just reached 40 followers and I was so excited about that.
And what a great husband. I should let my husband in on this hobby of mine a little more. I still don't know if he'd be as understanding and supportive as yours.

fern creek cottage said...

Your husband is amazing!! I know you're going to hold on to him!

Queenie said...

Hey Kim!
I really loved this post...congrats to you on 100 plus followers! Your hubbby is a complete doll and so are you! I'm really glad we've become blog friends....I soooo enjoy reading your blog, you always say something that makes me smile or even chuckle a bit.

I am so happy for you... that you've decided to open an Etsy shop...I think you are gonna do amazing with it! I wish you much much success with it. If there is ever any questions I can help you with...I will be glad to, though I'll have to tell you, that I know I've probably got alot still to learn myself, but you can bend my ear anytime sweetie!

By the way...I am lovin' your fall decor...everything looks so pretty! Have a great Saturday and weekend!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

xinex said...

2 congratulatory notes are in order here....first, congrats for picking a wonderful husband and congrats for reaching 100 followers!...Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH Kim I'm doing my Happy Dance for you girl...How special this plaque and how special is that Hubs of yours...Wow!! that's like something my late DH would have done for me...Boy I still miss that man sighs...Girl enjoy him to death..I would give everything I had to have Wally back just for one day...Hope you had a great weekend my dear friend...and your so right about blogging it can be time consuming for so worth all the special and wonderful ladies you meet...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

What a super sweet guy!! Congrats on your 100th followers too! You sure passed me up!!! Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Hey!!! You are the best mommy ever! I am proud to be your daughter, and I love what you do. I hope you get some great sales... I know you will <3 I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
--
Mallory
P.S., you BETTER post soon!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Hi--
I know what you mean about blogging.
One of my best friends got me into this and I'm having soooo much fun.
I also know what you mean about the excitement of having a new follower. You became mmy 19th
follower andI was excited as ever.I have know idea what I'll do when I hit 100-oh boy!!

Congratulations on 100 and do keep that hubby of yours. :)

Melinda

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Now that is devotion and a wonderful husband!! Congrats on your blog and having someone who is so supportive...
Janell

Room to Inspire said...

What an amazing gift! You are truly lucky to have such a supportive husband! Your blog is great, I will be back!

Chelsea