On August 10th, my blog post views topped 5,000. This is a big thrill!! If even half of those 5,000 views were real views, and not just a quick look, then I’m hitting home runs! Ah, such is the stuff dreams are made of. 😀
Today, August 11th, is my 8th anniversary. Mark and I met through eharmony. We tend not to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, valentines days. We celebrate life, every day.
I was out in the street (part of our property and on our private road) picking thimbleberries – the season is nearly over. I saw Mark come through the trees, approach me and put his arm around me. “Happy Anniversary, eight years.” I gasped. I had forgotten.
Tomorrow, August 12, is my 58th birthday. No celebrations. One of my daughters, who lives with us, is making a beautiful art piece for me. I’ve always wanted one of her pieces. She’s quite talented. And I hope it’s she who’ll illustrate my children’s books.
One day, I said, “There’s a goldfinch in the tree.” She thought I said, “There’s a goldfish in the tree.” Saying the latter wouldn’t be unusual for me, as I’m usually full of nonsense and made up words and odd thoughts. She is making a watercolor of the “goldfish in the tree” for me. 😀
So, with the 5,000 views, I’m celebrating.
I’m giving away some beach – ocean inspired pendants I’ve made. I even made the cord!
All you have to do is leave a comment for me on this post, and follow that up with an email with your address, and I’ll mail one of these, or similar, to you. I have about a dozen to give away. Don’t be shy! I will mail them anywhere in the world.
You can wear it, hang it on a lamp, on the doorknob, the back of a chair, a picture frame. Use your imagination! I did!
I’ll update the giveaway part on this post when I’ve reached a dozen addresses. 😀
Here’s my email address –
Thank you everyone. And I really do mean thank you.
Darylann Campbell in Crescent City, CA