Tuesday, July 14, 2009

100 Blessings

It's funny how a project takes on a life of its own. I started out making a list of things I'd like to take pictures of - piles of M&M's, rocks on the beach, license plates hanging on an old garage door. Then I decided it would be interesting to find 100 items about "me," celebrating my 100th post with items about me/my life/etc. This way I could tie my compulsion to blog in to my theme.

So, I started THAT list. And when I was done I decided all the things I was collecting, ideas as well as items, were actually blessings. Things about my life that make me who I am and allow me to keep striving to be the best I can be at what I do. Each activity isn't necessarily a blessing, it's my ability to do the things I love to do, and be with the people I love to be with. This became an introspective activity, and that's probably where I am in my life right now. If the shoe fits..., so to speak.

So, welcome to my 100th Post! Without everyone I've met through this blogospheric activity I wouldn't even have a 100th post to celebrate. A HUGE thank you to you all.

Come on in! I'm not sure if the weather is cooperating today for an outside gathering, so we'll gather inside. Come in through my front door, and look at the items on my front porch as you pass by. If you really want to count and make sure I've come up with the magic number, feel free:).Okay...I'll give you a little help.

Though not exhaustive, here are some things about me that make me who I am. Black & white because I'm old-fashioned. I teach. I write. I read. (If you look closely I also cheat at scrabble, but please note there are 77 letters; I did not count letters twice if they were in more than one word). I photograph, and have won awards for my photography. I knit and I sew (I made the bag my knitting is in). I love music: singing in the church choir, directing high school musicals, listening in the car or at home, attending concerts and shows, performing in community theater musical productions (okay, just once -but I did it!). Then there's my family. A blended family of 6children, and 8 beautiful grandchildren. And Beethoven....he's another whole blog post. There are a couple of stories about that piece of statuary which sits on the piano you'll pass in the front room. Look for those another day.

I have also been published. It's a wonderful feeling to see your bi-line atop an article you've written and photographed.

And that's 100 (give or take). It's been quite a journey.

Find your place-tag and share your stories and photographs. I can't wait to see what you've brought to the celebration. Those who have RSVP'd are:

Joyce, Char, Kamana, Georgia, Dan, Kendalee, and Christine. New arrivals today, thank you to Tam and Charlotte for stopping by, and posting a great photo to celebrate the day. Shall we also add Teresa, and Jen? What a wonderful party we're having. The day is almost done...but the thoughts and wishes come pouring in. It's been quite a celebration.

Thank you for coming and enjoy your day. The view from the back window will look similar to Sunday's post...so sit and enjoy.

Coffee anyone? Or tea?

Don't forget to sign in for the door prize!


Highton-Ridley said...

Happy 100th!!

Kamana said...

happy 100th! i LOVE that picture of yours on the publication.

joyce said...

I love your post...it tells so much about you. You are a lot like me.....and I want to read it over again, when I have time, if you read my post you'll see I'm in a bit of a rush right now. But...please enter me for the door prize????
Be back later.

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I loved learning more about you, you are such a talented and inspiring woman! Please tell us more about your published work, and your awarded photography! Also, I had no idea you directed high school musicals! Thanks for sharing, I am so glad I met another great friend in the blogosphere! :)
(You said specify choice of cards or a print, I choose a print, Thanks :)

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Here you go, HAPPY 100th Post!
Char from Ramblins... directed me over in this diection...and I couldn't miss a party!
Have a wonderful DAY!

Dan Felstead said...

Congrats on your 100th!! I hope you are blogging your beautiful pictures for 500 more...at least! I am still trying to come up with something. If I do...how do I post it on your site...or is that what we are supposed to do????


Char said...

congratulations!!! I hope you enjoy the next 100 as much as this.


Sandy K. said...

Thank you so much for stopping by:) It was great fun to do...though I usually don't talk about myself this much. It just seemed fitting.

Dan - I actually already have a link to your page in my blog...so that might do it. Just let me know and I'll make sure the word gets out.

By the way...I was going to suggest you just count the one you already posted today. There are at least 100 bricks in that beautiful old building, which could be 100 years old?:)

Jen said...

Happy 100th! Congrats too.

I am so sorry I couldn't participate, I really wanted to though.
For my 100th post, I posted 100 random facts about me - does that count? If not, it's ok.

That by-line is very cool.

kendalee said...

Sandy, congratulations!!! Here's wishing you 100 times a 100 more! Thank you for the warm welcome, and I'd love a cup of tea if I may? It's been a loooong day so I'm happy to be here at last, enjoying your company and hearing about your blessings... Aaaah! :)

Teresa said...

Hi Sandy, Thanks for inviting everyone to join with you on your 100th post. I just posted something on my blog: http://somanywords-teresa.blogspot.com/.

Congradulations on your photography and being published.

JGregg said...

Well done, you! 100 and you still look good ...



Sandy K. said...

Thank you...it's been grand. Tomorrow I shall put all the place cards in the drawing...and we'll see who the lucky winners are. I'm so excited, there may be two!

I will also give you more information on the give-away items. My computer is back in my hands, and control is mine again:).

Nice meeting you JGregg - thanks for stopping by.
Teresa and Jen - I added your links in my post. So much fun!

paperfollies said...

congratulations on your 100th post! and so fun getting to know you. i have an affinity for collecting scrabble tiles, so that photo was especially fun to see.

JGregg said...

Thank you, Sandy. What an unbelievably cool comment you left for me today. Made my day, I can tell you that. Can't wait to see the next 100!!

ols1 said...

100 posts - my goodness that seems daunting - well done - what an achievement. I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts it was a great idea getting everyone to join in. Enjoy :)

ols1 said...

100 posts - wow that sounds daunting but what an achievement - congratulations. It was a great idea getting everyone to join in I have enjoyed reading their posts.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Congrats once again Sandy K on your 100th post!

Claire said...

congratulations on all these really special achievements!

your photography is inspiring...

georgia b. said...

i know i'm late, but i still wanted to participate.

hope you understand given my circumstances.


can't wait to go see everyone's post.

congrats once again!

Douglas Bruton said...

You are indeed blessed. Great post... so much to celebrate in your world. Look forward to your next hundred posts.



Sandy K. said...

Wow! This has been an amazing adventure in celebration. Thank you, everyone.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Happy 100th (I'm a few days late). Congrats too on your article!! Love the photo and that you started out with one of my all-time favorite summer songs!