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Happy Blogiversary To Me!

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Happy Blogiversary to me!
Happy Blogiversary to me!
Happy Blogiversary to Merri Musings…
Happy Blogiversary to me!

I can hardly believe it was a year ago today that I picked up the proverbial "blogging pen" and started this thing!  I started over at blogsnot (the old Rachael Ray Redux site!), with the whole idea of blogging recipes and Rachael Ray stuff while trying to figure out what this "beast" was that consumed the majority of my hubby’s time. 

Recipes and Rachael Ray weren’t enough for me, so I decided to go ahead and move over to Typepad (aka "the big time" HAHAHAHAHAHAH) and blog about whatever was on my mind, in ADDITION to the recipe and Rachael Ray thing.  It was a good outlet, especially when I would get so pissed off about child molesters, abusers, the ACLU and other such things. 

At the same time, as I look back, it was an outlet to release pain (the passing of my mom in January), joy (anything relating to my kids), and any other emotion I can possibly think of.  And to join groups, and leave groups, and be selected for really cool groups, and to talk about Trash on Wednesdays, and all kinds of other fun things.

Will I do this thing forever?  I suspect this will eventually come to an end as it has with so many others.  While it is a good thing, Real Life to me is much more important.  Should thing blog thing ever get in the way of that, what a stupid human being I’ve become.  Talking on a blog will never take the place of real life memories that one can hold in their hearts forever.    …and when this blog thing becomes a chore versus a pleasure, I’ll be done.  BUT, I’ll be around for a little while, I’m sure.  :-)

I’ve met many amazing people along the way - holding company with people who have served our country, kicked around some bad ass governments from their livingrooms, saw a hostage situation end without bloodshed, and pushed "famous" asshats away from the microphone in order to get the truth out has been by far the most incredible experiences I’ve had online.  And I love the Rachael Ray fans that frequently visit as well.  Especially those fans who think I *am* Rachael Ray.

Over the upcoming days and weeks, I’ll definitely be paying tribute to those of you who have walked this walk with me.  In the meantime, I’m planning to enjoy this Christmas weekend with my family.  I can’t hardly wait to see the kids unwrapping the presents, peeking their heads out of their rooms to see if Santa has paid a visit, cooking a great holiday spread and spending valuable time with our extended family. 

Thanks for coming by my little corner on the web.  I hope to see more of you in the upcoming months - I wouldn’t even write if it wasn’t for you!


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