Monday, April 14, 2008

Three Years

Three years ago I started on my adventure here in J-land.  It hasn't disappointed me.  I've been blessed to meet many friends here.  Many Sisters and Brothers in Christ.  I am always amazed when I go to sitemeter and see the many places around the globe that have visited my humble home. 

I've tried to remain true to my journal statement.  But I have ran a course.  I've done Bible devotions and I've shared simple tales about our lives.  I've bragged on my children.  I shared our adventures with Rita.  There's been entries just for humor.  There's been the meme's and games of J-land.  I've jumped up on my soap box and waved my flag a time or two.  Loved ones have been immortalized on these pages.  And I've tried to share some common sense advice. 

I remember Pete, his cousin Bill and I used to get together for the weekend and sometimes we'd start a pot of venison hash.  Deer meat cut in tiny pieces.  Potatoes diced very small.  In a pot, slowly simmering all evening while we played dominoes or shot pool.  Every time one of us would go into the kitchen for something, they'd stir the pot and put in a thing or two.  By the time the evening was over and we were ready to eat we had some really delicious food!  But none of us knew for sure just what was in it.  Couldn't have made it just like that again all by ourselves no matter how hard any one of us tried. 

In many ways this journal is like that deer hash.  It gets peppered with comments.  Others come by and add a meme or ask a question that prompts an entry.  Sometimes it's what is weighing on my soul.  Other times it is me just cutting up, feeling adventurous and ready to try something. 

It's my hope that when the porridge of these pages is served up that you enjoy yourself and leave feeling satisfied.

- Barbara 


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20 comments:

  1. happy 3 years to you
    keep the hash going

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  2. congrats my friend
    hugs
    d

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  3. Happy J-land Anniversary. I have enjoyed reading your journal and getting to know you very much. Keep them home fires burning and keep on with that great sounding hash. Bet it smelled and tasted good. Hugs, Helen

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  4. Barbara- I've always loved your porage!  Please keep on feeding us!  We're hungry! Thank you for always leaving me encourged, smiling or feeling happy- or giving me a chance to think of my own happy times as you wrote about yours!  You're a true Blessing!!  Love Carolyn

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  5. twas a happy day I came into your journal....and reading it is a joy every time....stay with us....and I am not a venison person...LOL...but hubby thinks it is great....God Bless Barb....hugs from Ora in KY

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  6. Glad you are here!  Three years!  I feel blessed by your friendship and thank you!  God Bless!

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  7. I always look forward to your entries. Happy anniversary and hope you have many more to come. Paula

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  8. BARBARA, I LIKE YOUR WRITING, UNIQUE AND INTERESTING.
        YOU ARE HELPING TO BRING PEOPLE TO JESUS. WONDERFUL TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH JESUS.
        REMEMBER THE YOUNG BOY CARRYING ANOTHER TO SAFETY, WAS URGED TO REST BY ANOTHER RESCUE INDIVIDUAL.THE YOUNG BOY REPLIED, HE AINT HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER. THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS PRESENT.      sam

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  9. I liked how you wrote this; Happy 3rd anniversary!! May you have many more wonderful ones in the years to come!

    betty

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  10. Congratulations on your third blogging anniversary, Barbara - keep going, you never know what's due out of the pot next time round :-)

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  11. Looking forward to the next three years.
    Jenny <><

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  12. very good. I enjoy your journal.

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  13. Love your journal and love your stories...
    Glad to ahve gotten to know you over these years!!
    love ya,
    carlene

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  14. Mornin Barbara :) Three years! Cool..I dont even know how long I have been journaling...I had one for a long time, but it locked up and I had to delete it, started a second one, it locked up, delete. Now this one, it has been alright. I sure do enjoy visiting with everyone in the morning with my coffee in hand. :) Congratulations on three years. :) Kelly

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  15. Congratulations on three years journaling!  I love your analogy.  It fits your journal very well.  I always enjoy reading what you have to say and hope you'll stay around for a long time!
    Lori

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  16. Happy Anniversary!!
    Linda :)

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  17. Congrats on the three year mark!!!!!
    Lisa

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  18. Great entry!  I love when you post.  I understand when you don't!  Life is busy!
    Traci

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  19. Thank you for your encouragement and concern over my recent back surgery.    I want you to know that I am doing quite well and walking 2 miles a day nearly.   I have a wrap around velcro tightning back brace that I wear and can also go without it remembering to tighten my stomach muscles.    I had a different condition than osteoporosis.   My build up of bone was from injury fractures and the bone is very strong and did not fracture because of 'porosity', or weakening bone.   Consequently, the surgeon was able to remove the obstructing bone inside the spinal column and perhaps around the discs (this I will ask him next visit).    He said my bone was so strong that no fusion was needed.    I am fortunate as I could go home with my spine already healed, just reshaped.    I enjoyed your analogy to your journal with that of the venison stew of each person putting in their own spices.   I get around slowly to the journals and over time get to know people better.    My brother and Mom live in Texas.   mark

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  20. Thank God and Congratulations - we sure would have missed a lot if you hadn't started your journal three years ago.  Your an inspiration to all.  

    God Bless,

    Marlene - A Poet's Point Of View

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So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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