Monday, May 22, 2017

Walking Pictures, Plus An Anniversary

I got out and took a good walk this morning. It's not quite as hot as it has been, although it's certainly hot enough for me to sweat like a Trojan. I believe my grandmother used to say that although I may be making that up.

It is a beautiful morning with dramatic sky, clear one moment and with picture clouds forming and shifting and changing overhead the next.

I saw at least six little bunnies running across or beside the road which is an unusual number for one of my walks. Here's one who I think was quite young and was as curious about me as I was about her. Or him. As the case may be.


I love to watch them run, their little tails bobbing up and down as they go. 

I found this tiny flower when I ducked back off the trail and into the woods to pee. 


I have looked it up and it is a mimosa microphylla, otherwise known as "little leaf sensitive briar" or "little leaf mimosa". It is a member of the pea family and if the leaves are touched, they fold up. Isn't it pretty?

Okay. This picture is of a mud puddle. 


A large mud puddle, I grant you, but isn't it beautiful? It is to me as it indicates we've had some good rain. 

And there you go. It's Monday and another week begins. Wednesday is May's birthday and Thursday is Gibson's graduation from Pre-K. It is the time of year for celebrations and cakes and baby bunnies and blooming wild flowers and heat and sweet showers and the perfume of magnolia blossoms in the air. 

And I just remembered! Today is the tenth anniversary of my blog. This post will mark the six thousandth, six hundred and thirty-second post I've published. 
No. I can't believe that either. 
If I may ask a favor- would you leave a comment if you care to, to help me celebrate? Maybe tell me how you found me, how long you've been here, where you're from, etc? 
I would appreciate that so much. 
Thank you. 

So Much Love...Ms. Moon


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  1. i don't remember how i found you now, but i'm glad i did. my blog turned ten in feb.

    xxalainaxx

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    1. It's sort of a big achievement, isn't it? For us to write at the same place for ten years. I'm glad you're here too...

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  2. I go back and read some of your pay entries, and it seems that there is a book in there, or at least a collection of short stories. What an achievement!

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    1. Ah, LeeAnn- you and I could write a book together, I think! I'm so glad we're still in touch.

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  3. If found you from go ask Alice. I love you and you and your blog. Happy Anniversary. Gsil

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    1. Oh, Gail! You have been SUCH a good and dear friend. It was really good to get to meet you in the real world.

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    2. It was so lovely to meet you in thr real world. I hope our paths will cross again someday.

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  4. Ms. Moon,

    Congratulations on your long, long journey. Keeping up a blog is no easy task and I need no encouragement to comment about yours. It has now become a daily read for me whenever I can get to my computer. I came to you because I was encouraged to do so by Vladimir Trump, our current dictator in chief. After his rise to power I could no longer read the news and other things I had become accustomed to on line. I did have some places to go to find something to read as I am waking up and one of them sent me to Shadows and Light. His blog roll is a long one and there you were. I determined to look at everything Steve had on his blog roll and so everyday I would pick one or two new blogs and experiment.
    Because of your beautiful family and your interactions with them, when I open your blog it is as if I have stepped back to an early time in my life and I have, “called,” home. Thanks for sharing with us. For me you are a breath of fresh air.

    Tom

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    1. And Tom, I feel as if you and I have become friends. I am glad of that and I am glad that you enjoy this little spot in North Florida, so far from where you are, but close in other ways.

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    2. Tom, I'm glad I got you here! I can't believe you read everything on my blogroll. Good Lord!

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    1. Yeah. You were correct as usual, King Friday. I love you and am grateful to you always.

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  6. I can't remember how I found you, but I'm so glad I did! I look forward to your blog every single day. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! 🌻🌼🌹

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I am always cheered when I read one of your comments. Thank you.

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  7. 10 years is a long time in the blogging world. I am trying to remember how I found your blog but I can't remember at all. But I do remember that I am so grateful for you. You are one of the ones who was there for me when my mom died. You have been standing beside me with through the ups and downs of depression and anxiety. I hope you don't ever stop blogging.

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    1. Girl- we've been through a lot together, haven't we? And here we are. Still here. Still living our lives and telling our stories. I'm proud of us for that. Thanks for being part of my heart community.

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  8. Happy Anniversary, Mary Moon! I feel deprived that I've been onboard for only six years...must go back and see what I've missed! I hope it's a perfect Florida day for ya!!!

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    1. There are some good stories back there! And a lot of the same- weather, chickens, food, kids, grandkids...
      Thanks for being here!

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  9. Wow Mrs. Moon........ Congratulations.... I read your blog everyday and enjoy everything you write. I love reading about your family... garden...chickens....travels.... triumphs and struggles.. but especially your precious grandbabies.... You are a joy! I rarely comment but never miss a post.... Please keep writing you are a treasure.... Love, Lisa in Michigan

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    1. Oh, Lisa! Thank you! I often wonder why anyone would be interested in this life of mine which is so mundane but I sure am glad that people do.

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  10. Happy Blog Anniversary and Congratulations on the milestone! I'm so glad you continue to write and and share your thoughts and pictures and worries with us. It's easier to quit writing than to keep going, and it's not easy to write as well as you do, so thanks for doing what you do! I wish I could remember how I stumbled onto your blog, I only know it was 2008 and I was tumbling down internet rabbit holes as fast as I could find them, looking for interesting people with something to say. I hit the jackpot when I found you at Bless our Hearts and the community that lives here.

    xo

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    1. And now we are REAL friends, Mel. You've been a saving grace for me more than once and I hope you know that. I hit the jackpot when you found me. I can say that for sure.

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  11. Would you believe I found you through Martin's fertility blog, and look at the two beautiful children he has now! I think the first post I read was about you going to get new glasses - not for the last time :) But I was instantly charmed. That was a lot of years ago now... so glad I found you and have got see the birth of the new Moon generation :)

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    1. Nappy Rash!!!!!
      Oh, I, too, am so grateful that he and his wife have those beautiful children. I miss his writing, though. I truly do. His was one of my favorite blogs ever. And Jo- you are a constant and loving friend. Thank you for being here.

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  12. I live in the UK in the North often described as It's grim up north! I love your blog and you and your wonderful family. Only one I read now having read lots back in the day. I got to it via a blogger who was friends with another blogger who I knew. LOve Maggi x

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    1. Maggi- you are the cinnamon in the cookie! I hope you're here for the long run.

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  13. Congratulations dear Mary! I remember exactly when and how I found you. It was just before Thanksgiving 2009. Maggie May Etheridge (Flyx Capacitor) did a post on bloggers she loved and she linked some posts, among them one of yours about "bringing out the Duck," and one of Tearful Dishwashers. I found you both at the same time! Your generosity of spirit, deep family feeling, opinionatedness, and profanity made me love you at once. And Owen. I fell for him at once too. He was a small tyke, helping you sweep, brushing your hair with such tenderness, a boy so loving and loved. I've been coming around ever since, watching you beautiful family grow and thrive, rocking with you through the tough, anxious days, loving you madly. Big hugs. I'm so grateful you write here. As long as you keep doing it I'll keep coming around. ❤

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    1. Well, I certainly owe Maggie May a favor! You know what you mean to me. At least I hope you do. I have come to love and adore you and think of you and your family as connected to me by some mysterious and wonderful heartblood. My GOD! My life would be so much less without you. Thank you, a million times for being here.

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    2. P.S. Owen still brushes my hair when I read to the boys in bed when they come to spend the night. He's not quite as gentle as he used to be but I still love it.

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  14. About 5 years ago my Mom needed to go into assisted living and I started looking for blogs about aging and found Welcome Words. I followed the link to your blog and became enchanted with the chickens and your beautiful family which has grown during the years I read your blog. I truly appreciate how you share the good times with your family. I share the dark moods that come to you and although my dark moods are not yours it is comforting to read the descriptions and know I am not alone. I am still not sure how this city girl of LA has become so attached to chickens. Who knew they have such personalities. Thank you for writing

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    1. Ah- I think all humans are attached to chickens. It's just that some of us know it and some of us don't. I'm so glad you found me, MaryAnn. I'm sorry that you have dark times too but no, you are not alone. And neither, I have found, am I. Thank you for coming around you city girl, you.

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  15. I am located in Santa Clara, CA. I have been reading your blog for almost a year. Reading your blog is comforting. Thank you for all your sharing. Linda

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    1. Speaking as someone who loves comfort, those are precious words to me. Thank you, Linda.

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  16. Happy birthday to you and your amazing blog! I'm so grateful for your writing. I know how much effort you put into this little (big) thing, and it sure is amazing what the outcome has been. It's how I keep up with the family, it's a family history written out for us to see, and it let's me know how you are doing- all so important and wonderful. Also, you know I love reading about myself and my little family on the blog- it's fun to be blog famous.

    I sure do love you, Mama!

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    1. Oh my darling girl! You were still a teenager when I started here and now you're a grown, married lady with a wonderful husband and a beautiful boy and another baby coming. Yes, this blog is our history. At least as viewed through my eyes. And it's absolutely my joy to be able to write about the ones I love with the love I have for you all. Completely and utterly.
      It's just too bad that being blog famous doesn't make you rich...
      I love you so much.

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    2. I've been reading since Jessie was at home!! Amazing. How we've grown...

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  17. Congratulations on your anniversary! That is quite the achievement, 10 years. If my memory is serving me correctly I found you through Shadows and Light, and I think I found Steve through The Gold Puppy blog. I think...and I can't remember exactly how long ago that was. But, I've been reading you and Shadows and Light daily ever since. I enjoy both of your blogs so much. I am originally from Idaho, moved to Pittsburgh PA and now I'm living in Corvallis Oregon. Because my roots are in Idaho, which is so very, very Republican dominated and my family and a lot of the people I know have political viewpoints that are vastly different than mine, I come here to bask in some political and idealogical viewpoints that are similar to mine. Sometimes, what you write is just exactly what I need to hear. I appreciate that you post so frequently and sometimes I feel a bit guilty that I lurk about and enjoy the small glimpse of your life so much without adding anything to the comments. I love your deeper thoughts and glimpses into the things you struggle with, and I can relate to those struggles in so many ways, but I also love that some of your posts are lighter hearted, about your walks, the things you see in Lloyd and your family. I just love it all. Thanks so much for writing. <3 Dee

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    1. Thank you, Dee! And don't apologize for lurking, ever, although I do love comments and please feel free to leave one any time. I love that people who come here share so many sensibilities. And situations, too, actually, although certainly not always. Golly. I need to send Steve Reed a present. A lot of people have found me through him! He's wonderful, isn't he?
      So come here any time, bask and lurk and whatever...
      I'm glad you do.

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    2. Dee, it's so nice to read your words! (And yours too, Mary, though the only present I need is your daily blog post!) It's great to see who's out there and reading, isn't it? I miss "The Gold Puppy," though I still follow Reya on Facebook, where she's blogging these days.

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  18. Happy Anniversary! I read you every day or when there's a lagnaippe, twice a day.
    I found you through Elizabeth's blog years ago. I live in LA. One dog. One husband. Grandkids. No chickens. I appreciate your honesty, your big heart, your politics and your generosity with us. Like The Dude, you abide. Thank you Ms Moon. Anon Suz

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    1. Whoa! That may be the first time I've ever been compared to the Dude and I can't tell you how big it made me smile.
      Yes. I abide. As do we all.

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  19. Lovely positive post today
    I saw three rabbits in the graveyard today, survivors of tbe plague x

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    1. Whenever I see a rabbit now I think of you and the plague your rabbits are suffering and I send tender thoughts your way and hopes that it passes and the strong ones who survive fuck like bunnies and restore the population.

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  20. Found you via a blog I used to read that is no more. I think you must have commented and hooked me with your wit and smart-assedness. Kori's but I don't remember what she called her blog. That was days before Owen was born, so 8 years. Very few days have passed since that I didn't stop by!

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    1. Wow! Yes. I remember Kori's blog well. I hope all the best for her and hers. And I'm ever grateful that you did find me. You've been part of this community for an entire lifetime- Owen's at least!

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  21. Found you from Ms. Lois' blog It's Always Something, and i'm from the swamps of south Louisiana where we have weather almost exactly like yours.

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    1. Do you know anything about our dear Lo? I miss her. A lot. And think of her often.
      Thank you, Mimi, for being here.

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    2. Unfortunately, i do not know anything more than anyone else, that she stopped posting quite a while back, and i miss her, too.

      Thank you for your beautiful posts about your family that make me smile.

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  22. Mary Moon....I'm so glad I found you.....I think also from Elizabeth's blog.
    I have to tell you something and hope you won't be upset. A year or more ago a beautiful Tuxedo cat began hanging around my place....skittish to beat the band.....one day two of my neighbors were talking and told me to look behind me, there was the cat, asked what I'd named her.....(they name everything), quick as a wink I replied "MaryMoon". Oh they ooded and aahed, telling me what a clever name that was....I've never fessed up that it's your name......I hope you don't mind. I'm in Northern Ca. In the Gold Country. I go to your blog first thing. I think you are a fine lady.

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  23. Dearest Ms. Moon-

    Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! I have been a faithful shy daily reader-lurker from Boston since Lily was getting married. I luckily found you through your conversations with Christina at Fashions Most Wanted (Dear Goddess do I still miss her fabulous blog!). Thank you so much for letting us all into your wonderfully written world everyday. My husband knows I am really stressed out when I have dreams that I get to visit with you and feed your chickens. Those dreams get me through some tough times. Thank you so very much.

    xo- Krist

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  24. Found you from Cup on the Bus, I believe, roughly two years ago, in challenging times when I had to take life in bitty pieces not to be overwhelmed. Your honesty about the rough times and heart for the little joys have been lights in my day. Much gratitude from the Texas prairie.

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  25. Happy Blogaversary! It is a lot of work I am sure. I can't even keep up with a written journal. I lurk here often and make sure I keep up. I live in Oregon part-time and Arizona part-time. I found your wonderful blog through Kathleen's blog. You were such a big part of her treatment and helped during her struggle. My folks had both passed away from lung cancer and her blog referenced you so often. I enjoy it so much. Thank you.

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  26. First, a HUGE shout-out to Hank for encouraging you to blog, does he know his Mama or what?! I can't imagine my days without reading your words and often think, god please let me die before Mary Moon, because it would just be so 'empty' without her. How could I go on, not knowing what was happening to all your beloveds...just inconceivable to me. So, Universe, take me first please.
    I think I've told you how I found your blog but I'll tell it again...back in '09 a popular blog was "The Spohrs Are Multiplying" in which Heather blogged about her beautiful child Madeline who was premature but lived until 2 then unexpectedly died. On Sept 1,2009, Heather's post was "My Favorite Shirt", it was heartbreaking to say the least. You left this response, "Ms. Moon says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 5:55 am
    I have a dress I made that a friend was wearing when she came to the end of her journey of this life. I have it in a beautiful hatbox she’d given me and although I never pull it out anymore, I know it’s there. It gives me peace."
    .= Ms. Moon´s last blog ..From Anxiety to Logic to Love to Answers. (I hope it was ok to post this), it touched me deeply. I quickly clicked on your link and I was forever captivated. I don't know you but I love you and I'm forever grateful to you for your kindness to me when my Ben died. I'm so glad to live in a world with Mary Moon in it and hope I always do. Happy Anniversary! Let's go for 10 more, shall we?{{{HUGS}}}

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  28. Happy anniversary! I've been reading since before Owen's arrival. I found you via Kathleen Scott, who I found through a plant Flickr group. Through you, I've grown to know and love so many more in the blog world. Sharing your joy, anxiety, and your wonderful family has restored my faith in humanity many a time and let me know I'm not alone. Thank you so much for continuing to write. I appreciate it deeply. Much love.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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    1. Barbara- I could not ask for sweeter words. Thank YOU!

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  29. Oops! Forgot to mention I'm from crazy south Florida.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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    1. What place isn't crazy these days? But yes, some places do have an edge over the others.

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  30. Congratulations to you!
    I found your blog about a year ago, through someone else's. Can't remember who.
    It immediately became one of my favorites because you tell it like it is...no phoniness here! I love the photos and stories about your precious family, the chickens, the garden, your mouthwatering cooking.... everything.
    What pulled me in at first was your struggles with anxiety. I deal with agoraphobia and anxiety daily...it's nice to know I'm not alone.
    There is so much to love about your blog, and I thank you for sharing!
    With love,
    Sherry from Illinois

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    1. As I sit here this morning dreading going into town I know that I am not the only one who feels this way. And yes, it is nice to know I'm not alone. Thank you. Thank you for being here.

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  31. Congratulations, Mary Moon! I can't remember how I discovered your blog, but I'm so happy I did.

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  32. Congratulations on your anniversary! I found your blog through Kathleen's blog who was in our garden circle. Hers was so well done and then there was yours, just as wonderful. Both blogs gave me insight into living in this area and into your thoughts and feelings. So, I have been reading you for about five years. While I don't comment much, I do read you all the time! Thanks. It's great to keep up with you and your family and it helps me too!

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    1. Oh, and don't we miss that wonderful woman? I think of her all the time. Do you live in Monticello?

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    2. I miss Kathleen so much. We have planted a Camellia plant at the Wirick SImmons House in her honor. Yes, we live just outside the city limits of Monticello.

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  33. Happy anniversary! I've been meaning to introduce myself for awhile now. A google search for chicken blogs led me to your blog. It was at least 8 years ago and we had moved from Idaho to Illinois for school and I was dying to get chickens. Sadly I had to wait a long time for my chickens but now I love mine just as much as you love yours! I love you and your family (seriously, there's so much and support) and your writing is amazing.

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    1. Aren't chickens the best? How did we live without them? Thank you for your sweet words.

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  34. Hi Mary, or should I say g'day since I'm from Australia. Brisbane to be exact.

    I found your blog (only quite recently) via John Gray's which I read semi regularly, and I found his via an Australian lady called Lee. I found Lee's blog when I googled Aussie food blogs! Mind you I no longer bother with hers because she is way too right wing for me, and it can be tiresome reading a blog when you disagree completely with what someone is saying. She does sound like a sweet person otherwise, to be fair.

    And since you have written so many posts, I need to go back and read a whole lot more of them!

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    1. Thanks for finding me, Rozzie! You sound like such a dear person. I'm glad you found me.

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  35. Congratulations, dear Miss Moon! I think I found you through John Grey's blog which I found through another blog- an artsy one by a wonderful gay man who doesn't blog anymore as far as I know. It's funny how we miss the bloggers that don't write anymore. I don't have a blog myself, but I read a fair few, most of them focused on art. Your blog and John G's are such comfy cozy ones for me, having a similar sensibility somehow, with lifestyle and animals. I have lived up here in the boonies northern Vermont for almost 18 years now. We settled in to raise the kids in one spot. Thanks for sharing your musings and family, it's been such a treasure! Hugs, Carroll

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    1. When I found John Gray's blog, I was gobsmacked. It was like- oh! There's a gay Welsh version of me! Sort of. I've always wanted to visit Vermont. It sounds like such a beautiful place. My ex-husband's wife's family has owned a house there forever and so two of my children have been able to spend some summers there and they think of those times so very fondly.

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    2. Vermont really is a gem, the winters unfortunately are a real buzzkill- unless you like winter sports- which I don't!

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  36. Hi Mary, Congratulations on your 10th blogging anniversary! Thank you for being here, I love checking your posts every day. I found your blog from a comment you left on Infantasia's blog some years ago. I live in the very south of England, although I was born and brought up in the Welsh valleys. I adore your writing style and long for your lifestyle! Please continue to blog for as long as you are able, I hope you feel truly appreciated when you catch up with all these lovely comments, much love to you and yours Blods xxx

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  37. Happy anniversary. I found your blog in 2010, no idea how, but I am really glad I did and you know that, I hope.

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  38. I don't remember how I came across your blog, but I am so very glad that I did. It is like an oasis for me. Even on your hard, dark days. I appreciate how open and honest you are, and the love in your family is inspiring. Keep on keeping on!

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  39. Happy tenth anniversary! I found you through John Gray's blog, and I love you both. Been reading your fabulously written words for a couple years, on and off, when I can. I have recently moved to WI from the IL suburbs, as the hubby was just retired this spring, and we are fixing up the house to settle here. I have no grandchildren, so it's a treat to follow along with yours, and watch as the boys get older and more babies come along! Have always wanted chickens, but have too many other pots on the burners, so I enjoy reading about that too! I do enjoy all of it, the strong love of family especially, and I very much love your say-it-like-it-is attitude! Thanks for being here, and sharing with us.

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    1. I am so happy to share my chickens and babies! Thank you for coming to visit.

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  40. Woo hoo! Happy blogaversary! I love your bunny and mini-mimosa and mud puddle. Reading your blog takes me back to Florida every day, and I miss Florida a lot -- at least, the old Florida of my youth. Visiting here is like stepping back into that comfortable time and place. You have an amazing gift and talent for words that flow beautifully and evoke real feelings and images in your readers. I am very happy that I got here, although I don't remember how it happened. I feel like I found Elizabeth and then you through her, maybe? I remember when you began reading me too, I felt like I had ARRIVED in the world of blogging. You are an inspiration!

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    1. As are you, Steve Reed! And it still seems magical to me that we got to visit together in Cozumel. What a great day that was! I sure hope I get to see you this summer.

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  41. 10 years! I'm on my 9th but only 1250 posts. let's see, I came to your blog when Owen was still just a baby, maybe around 2 or so. I followed a link to you another blogger (who shortly after quit writing) had posted on her blog. I don't remember what the post was about exactly. A reaction to something political maybe but she had posted the link saying you expressed how she felt better than she could have. You said fuck a couple of times unapologetically and I guess that was all it took. Besides, you know, agreeing with whatever you said. anyway, I think I commented so if you get bored you can scroll back and find my very first comment and then we'll know exactly. and I live on the Texas coastal plains about 60 miles inland outside small town Wharton with less than 9,000 people.

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    1. dammit. I meant to add that we call that little mimosa a touch-me-not.

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  42. What a beautiful post! Congratulations on the anniversary. Ten years is quite the accomplishment. I read your comments to Steve's blog all the time.

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  43. I've been here all ten years. I have no idea how in the world, but I'm so glad. I remember the first time I read you. And now you're my othermother...my confidant when I need one. I do love you.

    SJ

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    1. And I do love YOU! I've confided in you more than once, my other-daughter. You are simply a love.

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  44. Congratulations on your 10 year blog anniversary! Can you only fathom how many lives you have touched? It is remarkable. I think I *found* you 7 years ago? through Juancho (sp) who my husband follows. I was hooked after the first few posts and knew I loved your life, your observations, shared your joy at simple things like loving your husband, your family and your animals. I've been honored to *witness* the birth of 3 of your grandchildren......... and you make me smile, or sigh, or cry every day. Thank you for sharing your life, the ups and downs, the joys and the sorrows
    love from California
    Susan M

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    1. Ah, it's a beautiful tapestry of woven threads, isn't it? I'm so glad you've found me.

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  45. Happy Anniversary, Mary! I'm just getting caught up after a few busy days and see that I'm your 90th commenter ~ WOW! TEN YEARS!!! You know how I found you, through our beautiful Lis and Lon. I've been loving your blog from the beginning, and as I've told you before, you have been my touchstone throughout the years as you've succinctly described the joys, the fears, the angst, and most of all, the LOVE that flows through our days and years. Please keep writing, dear friend. I don't know what I'd do without you. Love, love, and more love, Lorie

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    1. Well, half of those comments are my replies so it's not as impressive as it looks, sweet Lulumarie! So many good things have been instigated via Lon and Lis, haven't they? They're like the battery source of sweet and good things. As are YOU! I love you to pieces, you beautiful woman!

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  46. I think I found you thru Elizabeth's blog. I am in Los Angeles. I'm I love with you. Happy 10th! You and all your family are welcome here any time!πŸ’•

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    1. Well, you never know. We might need a place to stay in LA some day. You are precious, Joanne. Thank you for every word you leave here. Thank you for all the love and I hope you know it's returned your way.

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  47. Happy anniversary! I found you via my friend of longstanding, Steve Reed. Please keep writing. It is always wonderful to read. Best to you and your kids, grandkids and other loved ones.

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  48. Happy Blogiversary... I found my way here via Elizabeth Aquino's blog and while I never have much to say, reading your blog is one of my favourite morning coffee rituals. Thank you. :)

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    1. I owe a lot to Elizabeth too, don't I? I'm glad you like coming here.

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  49. I have read this blog for five years or more, but I forget how I found it. Maybe from the Grady Doctor blog? I'm in the south, too, and I love walking in the woods!

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    1. I miss Grady Doctor! I know she's busier than ten of me though so I understand.
      Yes- walking in the woods is a beautiful thing.

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  50. Hi Mary, Congratulations on ten years of blogging! I can't remember how I found you, but you have rescued me with your humor and amazing writing on so many occasions that I've lost count. Time spent reading your blog is like sitting down to read a great book that you never want to put down! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

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    1. Thank you! That makes me feel so good. And thank you for letting me share my life with you!

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  51. Goodness I am late with my reply Ms. Mary. I found your blog through one of your comments made to our lovely John Gray at 'Going Gently' and have followed you for....ummm, I dunno maybe three years now? I stink at making comments but once again I can say I never miss a day reading your blog and take great comfort from your words. Congratulations on your ten years!

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    1. Knowing you're here is wonderful. Thank you, Camille! And yes, John Gray IS lovely. He's one-of-a-kind and I am so glad I found his blog.

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  52. Hi Ms. Moon, I love your blog very much! I found you through Steve Reed's blog, which is another favorite. I am a west-coast native, but my mother is from the deep south and the feeling of that very "different" place I remember from our childhood visits comes through so strongly in your blog. But mostly I just think you are a brilliant writer! I love how you use language and, being your age, agree with you on every little thing from the glories of Keith Richards to the horrors of the current (cannot be named) occupant in DC. Thanks for sharing yourself with the world!

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