Well waddaya know…

First, I must tell you that the prodigal dog hath returned.  Yes – there has been a great deal of celebrating today, complete with a killing of the fatted calf…

Okay, not really.  But we did give her a leftover pork chop, which is pretty much the same thing so…Aaaanyway, we’re torn now.  The kids are so happy and relieved to have Sadie home.  Lee and I are relieved to not have the guilt of abandonment follow us the rest of our lives, and we are truly happy that she’s safe.  But we still don’t know if we’re going to keep her.  The family that found her are big dog lovers.  They already have a dog of their own, but they thought that they might have family members interested in taking Sadie.  So Lee and I are going to have to make a decision.

But enough about that.  How about this?  I shamelessly promoted myself on Facebook today.  I was at 10,999 views on my blog and I begged, ahem, asked for one more hit to push me over the 11,000 mark.  And do you know what I got?

I got 42 hits in just a couple of hours.  Thank you everyone, thank you so much.  You love me!  You really love me!

I know that 11,000 hits in a few months is not that much in the grand scheme, and truly, it doesn’t mean anything, but when you pour time and energy into writing and you truly have a desire to entertain, it’s nice to know that there are actually a few people reading those words.

I also realize that I’m not the best blogger out there.  I’m not the funniest, the smartest, the most creative or original.  But I really enjoy what I am doing and am grateful for the new friendships I’ve made via the lovely internet and I’ve had a ball recording our lives in the hopes that someday my children will look back on these days with joy.

So thank you to all my readers, wherever you are and whoever you are.  I don’t know why you keep coming back, but I really am grateful to you and I do strive to make the few moments that you spend here worthwhile.

And that’s all she wrote.  Well, I mean, for tonight anyway…


  1. yay! she’s back! (and potentially has a new home if needed!) definitely good news!

    and congrats on the 11,000 mark!

  2. Hmmm…dog returned and you “celebrated” by killing yet ANOTHER animal! Wow…you people just have no end to your madness! Sheesh! I am surprised the K9 returned at all with all of the killing of creatures that happens there! Maybe he wasn’t running away…more like escaping?

    😉 Love you guys. Thanks for the prayers! Looking forward to the box!


  3. Hey! Don’t you have some foxholes to scuffle through or something like that :)?

    We love you and are so proud of you! And yes, expect it soon. I’m just waiting on one special little item, then I’m going to ship it out.

  4. I do love you… You are a special friend of mine. I enjoy reading your blog. I get excited when I see your new post. You opened this bloggy world for me and I’m grateful for that.
    You are a wonderful writer – inspiring, interesting, funny. Sometimes I’m amazed at your ability to find such proper words to talk about this or that matter. You are very talented, Kelli. And I’m glad you are doing what you like mostly.
    P.S. Thank you for thinking about us. Ulya’s size: weight 11 kg; height 82 cm.