Friday, May 16, 2014

Smacksy Turns 5


Oh, man. You guys. It's May 16, 2014. This means I have been posting on this blog EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS!

High five.

The thought of this sort of takes my breath away. I remember the very first time I hit "Publish" on a post and how terrified I was. Back then, I had no idea that I would have a week's worth of stuff to say, much less five years worth. I soon realized that living with Bob and Mr. Roseneberg and Teddy and Max, I would have no shortage of material. (And of course Daisy and Vi and Pearl, God rest their souls.)

When I think of all the happy that this blog has brought into my life, I get teary. The beautiful friendships, the personal and professional satisfaction, the getting closer to far-away family, the constant creative outlet, the written record of my daily life with my family, all of these things are blessings beyond measure.

Perhaps the thing that has been the most valuable to me is that Smacksy has been an antidote for the isolation of being a stay-at-home mother of a small child. With Smacksy and you, I am not alone. You who read everyday, you who read sometimes, you who comment and email, you who happily lurk, you who I know well, and you who I will never meet - YOU are all so important to me. I have so much gratitude for the time you take to read what I write here. You have all been my chaperones through this five years of life. I thank you.

Now that I've got five in the bag, I'm thinking of going for ten. What do you say?




47 comments:

  1. Go for ten, then fifteen, then twenty, then...

    I really enjoy your blog, thanks so much.

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  2. Do it! I hope to be there with you :)

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  3. I hope so. Reading your blog is my favorite part of the morning.

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  4. Ten, please!!!

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  5. GO!!!

    We're with you all the way!

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  6. Yes please! I adore my Smacksy time every day! I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my Bob or Teddy fix.

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  7. High Five!!! Tears!!!
    Here's to the next 5:)

    xoxo

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  8. Yes, please! Wow, Lisa, what an incredible accomplishment. Crazy about you!

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  9. Congratulations! I'm always so impressed that you write every day. Over the last five years, I'm struggling to think of something I have done every day. Showering? Nope. Sleeping? Nope. Eating. Ok, I've eaten every day. But blogging every day?! That's so impressive.

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    1. Thank you, Katherine! So glad you're here! xo

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  10. You, Bob, and Mr. Rosenberg are a big part of my morning routine. I'd love you to keep doing this a day at a time and I love the idea of hopping on here 5 years from today and posting a HIGH 10!

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  11. Your journey as a parent and your accounts of Bob's growth are unique, of course. But they also bring back memories of my own, and I am certainly glad your blog has been there. I hope you continue to find value in writing it, because I certainly get something from reading it. Well done, and congratulations on the five years.

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  12. You and my morning coffee, whether on the home computer or in the car, it's you and my morning coffee. My sanity part of starting my day. Congratulations, you are one of my favorite favorites. To my entire family. So much love to you and Bob and yours.

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  13. Love your blog, love you. I'm in!!

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  14. Who's a big girl?!? Cheers!!

    XO
    A.

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  15. Happy 5, girl. I'm almost at ten (September) and the thought is exhausting to me and I don't even post every day. I can't believe that happened.

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  16. I can't help it, now when you say High Five I think, "High Five. Ass Thumb!" because of what we were talking about on FB last week. Which, if you weren't blogging, we wouldn't even have known each other to do. So thank YOU for making it easier for me to find my friend-I-hadn't-met-yet.

    love to all of you xoxoxoxox

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  17. Yes, please! Have only been reading your blog for about a year, but I really enjoy it!

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  18. High fives and hugs all around!! I love your sweet family.

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  19. Yay! So glad and impressed you posted daily for 5 years. And blogging is obviously a pretty cool thing to do.

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  20. Oh yes, ten for sure! Congrats on five years of awesome!!! :D

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  21. I've been happily lurking for the past three years... thanks for all the happy :)

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  22. Lisa, I just hit publish on mine for the first time a couple of days ago and my armpits are still sweating! Cheers to your five years and here's to five more!! You are wonderful!

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