Welcome to the Misadventures of Widowhood blog!

In January of 2012 my soul mate of 42 years passed away after nearly 12 years of living with severe disabilities due to a stroke. I survived the first year after Don’s death doing what most widows do---trying to make sense of my world turned upside down. The pain and heartache of loss, my dark humor, my sweetest memories and, yes, even my pity parties are well documented in this blog.

Now that I’m a "seasoned widow" the focus of my writing has changed. I’m still a widow looking through that lens but I’m also a woman searching for contentment, friends and a voice in my restless world. Some people say I have a quirky sense of humor that shows up from time to time in this blog. Others say I make some keen observations about life and growing older. I say I just write about whatever passes through my days---the good, bad and the ugly. Comments welcome and encouraged. Let's get a dialogue going! Jean

Monday, August 7, 2017

Wow, Did You See That?



My blog's view counter is up to 500,781! Holy Cow, when the heck did it turn the half million mark? I would have baked a cake and served coffee for the event if I'd seen that coming. Consider this a party. Thanks for coming! šŸ°

And I just noticed that Bloggers now has emojis šŸ‘ šŸ’“ When did that happen?

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful and congratulations on your achievement. Greetings!

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  2. Wow, great numbers!
    Emojis? hmm, didn't know.

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  3. I think the fact that you were too busy living to be focused on your blog stats is itself a cause for celebration! Congratulations on both.

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  4. Congratulations!

    (I'd always wondered why so few people commented - though many visited - and had noticed the increase in commentators in recent months. Well deserved congratulations!)

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    1. Sorry, forgot to sign off the above comment. ~Libby

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  5. Gefeliciteerd ;-)
    Lian

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  6. Yours is one of the best....no wonder...Congrats

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  7. Congrats!!. Makes me want to pay attention to mine now.

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  8. Cool! I need a view counter

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    1. You've got one in your gadgets list. You just need to add it to your sidebar to make it show up.

      Thanks, everyone for the comments. Maybe I AM doing something right/worth the time it takes.

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  9. congratulation, I guess I need cake since I must have contributed my giant share of waiting for your blogs to be published so that I can read & feel inspire

    Asha

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  10. Way to go, Jean šŸ’—šŸ’–šŸ˜˜šŸŒˆ

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  11. CONGRATS! Half a million is a huge accomplishment!! I'm thankful (and proud) to be one who visits at least twice a week!

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  12. WOW! Congratulations Jean!

    BL

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  13. Thanks everyone who came to read and/or comment!

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  14. Keep going Jean......love your blog!
    Stella in Oregon

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    1. Thanks for reading here and making your presence known!

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