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Shout! Shout! My 2 Year Blog Birthday! Let It All Out!!!

1funny652It’s been 2 years since I started blogging and I feel like I’ve won the lottery…accept without any of the money, so yeah, I’d still like to win an actual lottery.

I’m so thankful for your support, likes, comments, shares, advice, encouragement, comfort, and more. I’m also thrilled and privileged to be able to read and view your works. Thank you all.

So come on, I’m talkin’ to you, help me Shout! Shout! Let it all out to celebrate my 2 year blog birthday by leaving your blog address or a link to a post in the comment section below…please!


Now to play catch-up. I’ve fallen behind on my Changes for Happiness project, not the doing, just the writing about it. Will a weak, ‘it’s been hot’ explain the lapse?

Here’s the first 5 weeks:

Week 6

1. What happens at Costco stays at Costco.

2. Looked at some old photos, I cried, but remembered to be happy it happened, not that it’s gone.

3. Watched something I wanted to watch, but didn’t feel I had time.

4. Bit the bullet (not literally, high dental bills) and made that appointment.

5. Tore up that shirt I loved, to use as rags – it lived a full life.

6. Craved a burger – If I liked it then I should have put an onion ring on it.

7. This was the birthday of my friend of 30 years, Rose, who recently passed away; she would have wanted there to be music and cake.


Week 7

1. Cleaned first…then checked emails.

2. Decided on 3 fun things and did them (within the limits of time, budget, circumstances, etc.)

3. Broke a bad habit, snapped it over my knee (not that knee, the other one).

4. Don’t like to go shopping, don’t do it often…going to do it even less.

5. Time is flying…going to catch a ride.

6. Added 15 minutes more exercise, Tai Chi and yoga per day.

7. Hell On Wheels is back – I was frontiered and I liked it.


Week 8

1. Rewatched Jaws – that shark was a handsome devil, wasn’t he?

2. Picked up a random book (eyes closed) from the new release section of the library.

3. Was it weird the random book ended up being Stephen King’s Finders Keepers?

4. Tried again to learn how to juggle.

5. Remembered why I don’t juggle – kept ice on my cheek.

6. Sang Shout! by Tears for Fears at the top of my lungs (received odd looks).

7. My hair is edging toward the Mary Tyler Moore look, unless I’m planning on wearing a hat and tossing it in the air – I need to think about getting a haircut.


Week 9

1. Kept writing that book.

2. Tried to accept the idea of Ben Affleck as Batman – isn’t doing the impossible good for the soul?

3. Wrote down 5 things that make my life tough…tried to eliminate or mitigate their effects.

4. What would I do for those Klondike ice cream cones on sale? Don’t ask, don’t mmmm, ice cream.

5. Tried to go cold turkey to stop binge-watching Haven…mmmm, stuffing and gravy and biscuits.

6. Wrote about Haven, sadly it didn’t work it out of my system.

7. Rewatched Clueless – wow, Paul Rudd is now Ant-Man, 20 years can really be harsh. Whatever.


Week 10

1. Little brown bird landed on my shoulder as I was walking, then flew off (and no poop) – briefly like Snow White.

2. Thought about going to a movie; watched one at home instead, cheaper and just love the staff.

3. Dreamed about sleeping in.

4. Noticed that it’s my 2 year Blogiversary/Blogaversary/Blog Birthday on WordPress, since I’m having company for the weekend – invite everyone to the party early!


5. Pack up a box of stuff and give it away.

6. Trying to accept that some people will never change…and would I trust them again, even if they magically did?

7. Deep breathing. Note to self, don’t do this while calling people.

Thank you for dropping by to celebrate with me – you realize, of course, all of the above involved chocolate, right?




Very me

353 thoughts on “Shout! Shout! My 2 Year Blog Birthday! Let It All Out!!!

  1. Hi Donna! Nice to meet you…I’ve just popped over from the Midlife Link up Party. And congratulations for making it to two years. That is a definite accomplishment. I’ve just passed four and my “child” is growing up for sure. Fortunately the benefits of blogging are good for us AND others so I’m in for the long haul too. Here’s a link at your request: ~Kathy


    1. Thank you kindly, so pleased to virtually meet you, Kathy. 🙂
      So glad you found me through Elena (who’s just amazing) on the #midlifeluv linky party and then I got to find you. 🙂
      4 years, wow, that’s incredible, you can add me to the list of happy subscribers and I’ll be visiting often, hope you can do the same. 🙂


  2. Congratulations Donna on your 2 year anniversary!! Your blog lightens the load every time I read it – thanks for sharing and being so generous. Here is to many more.


    1. Thank you kindly for your best wishes Karen and it’s a pleasure to virtually meet you. Glad you found me at the #midlifeluv linky, isn’t Elena wonderful? 🙂
      I’m so glad you left your link so others can discover your blog – I’m glad I did today! Hope this day is treating you well and come back anytime. 🙂

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    1. Thank you kindly Corinne!!! 🙂
      I welcome you and am so glad we could find each other…thankful to #midlifeluv and Elena, both amazing! 🙂
      Thanks for leaving your link so others can find you as well! 🙂
      Hope this day is treating you well. 🙂


  3. So many congratulations to you! I just rewatched Clueless…and we are in the middle of the The Goonies…I think we are having a bit of an 80s binge! Here’s to many more blogging years for you…and for those of your loyal readers who don’t know me (me AKA Miss Late to Your Party) – here’s a link to my blog :


    1. Thank you kindly Joy!!! 🙂
      But the 80s are soooooo bingeable!!! 🙂
      You know Joy, when you show up it’s like the party begins all over again!!! Glad you could leave a link so others can discover the wonder of you!!!
      Hope this day is being good to you. 🙂

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    1. Thank you kindly Rowena!!! 🙂
      Thanks for leaving a link so others can find it, sorry it took me so long to get to it (usually it would have been because of procrastinating, but actually life and computer issues did it for me this time)…
      But excuses (especially for cleaning) are so liberating. 😉
      Hope this day is being good to you. 🙂

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  4. Happy 2 years. I’ve just started following after seeing your blog on Teachaholic’s blog party so hopefully I’ll get to follow you along over the next year.


      1. It’s been far to hot for my liking but shouldn’t complain! Looking forward to following your posts in future. Take care!


    1. Thank you, David, I don’t feel a day over 200 lol 😉
      Thanks for hopping over and I’ve hopped to your blog, am now a follower and enjoyed what I’ve read so far. 🙂
      Thank you for the follow and hope we can virtually visit each other often! 🙂


  5. I am soooo proud of you, my dear Donna! Your blog is phenomenal, and I utterly adore it (and you!) Happy Blog Birthday! Humbly, and thank you, here is the link to a post on my blog, “The Chicago Files”. It is about the profoundness of a dear young man who, despite others rudeness towards him, he also continues to show kindness to everyone. Thank you, Donna! Big hugs, Cher xo


    1. Thank you so much, Cher, you’re always so lovely and supportive. 🙂
      I’m so glad you left a link so others can discover your amazing blog. This post was so moving and has so much wisdom. 🙂
      Thank you kindly, dear friend for sharing this celebration with us, take care and all the best, always. 🙂

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      1. Thank YOU to one of the most amazing people in the blogosphere! You are inspiring and so supportive of my blog, my dear; truly I am always grateful!!! Big hugs, Cher xo


      2. The feeling is completely mutual, Cher, I’m just always so thankful we found each other! 🙂
        Big hugs and hope this week is as wonderful as you, not possible, but we can hope. 🙂

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      3. Oh did you, Donna? I am sure it did help cool things down a lot! Ah, thank you, dear! Me too! My Canuckness is really showing right now down here! *LOL* Big hugs, Cher xo


      4. Ah, bless! Thank you, Donna! Yah, no doubt, eh? *biggest Canuck grin ever* Glad to hear it’s warm there. Today it’s about 73F (21C?) and people are saying it’s ‘cool’ out today! HAHAHAHA Well, except me! Big hugs back eh, Cher xo


  6. Thank you for linking up at The Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi


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